I went to my LYS to get some yarn, and was hoping to make a new knitting friend.
Unfortunately, the lady who owns the shop has a very... brusque personality. She was kinda mean to some of her customers when I overheard her talking... I was afraid to ring my stuff up!!!
Anyway ... I don't get out that much because I'm a SAHM, but I was wondering if anyone had ideas on how I could meet other knitters IRL?
It would be nice to have someone to knit with when I have some time or to chat with. KWIM?
I tend to get a lot of my moral support (for everything, not just knitting) from people online... which is wonderful! But I think I'm missing out on some stuff by not making more of an effort to get to meet more people IRL.
Other than yarn stores you could also take a knitting class at Michaels or some other place that has knitting classes. You might also post where you live so if anyone here is nearby you may be able to get together.
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also check Meetup.com to see if there is a group in your area. there appear to be a lot of them on there but none in my area sadly... thankfully my LYS does have a group, though i can't meet with them more than once a month.
Another idea- if you are in the yarn store again, take your time browsing and mention to some other people in the store that you are looking for a local knitting group. I've overheard several conversations like that in my LYS.
I found my group by accident- someone overheard me talking about knitting, and told me that his wife was in a group. I contacted her, and now I'm in the group too! The Michaels near me has a monthly knitting get-together, and the Borders book store has a Stitch-n-Bitch.
I was in a craft store at the end of September and asked the girl about where to get knitting supplies and she directed me to a local (23 minutes away) yarn shop from me that has "KNIT IN'S"! Anyone that wants can come for 2 hours for $2 and knit and the two teachers will teach and help if you need it. What is great at the yarn shop is that every thing you could think of needing is there.
I'm meeting knitters and maybe one day I will have a SIT IN KNIT WITH SUSIE in my home. LOL.
Location: northern NY
I enjoy reading, quilting (started 10/11/2003), bread baking, purse making, making fabric bowls. I use to macramé and decorate cakes.
I started hand knitting (10/01/2005) and got my embroidery machine for Christmas 2005. I had 2 Bond Incredible Sweater Machines given to me in Feb. of 2007 that I'm really enjoying. http://susies1955.myphotoalbum.com/ http://susieshobbyspot.blogspot.com/