Our town is small, and we don't have a LYS, but there is a craft store in our downtown square, and the lady who owns it is always knitting something. She used to used a nifty knitter, but a friend of hers from out of town, taught her how to knit using needles, and she's hooked.
I used to tell my husband how much I wish I could go in there and knit with her. My sisters work during the day, and I don't really have any close friends who knit, and I just was thinking it would be fun. The problem is that I have self esteem issues, and I'm way too shy to ask her if it would be alright.
One time I was shopping in there, and my husband was with me. She and I got to talking about projects we were working on, and about different patterns we wanted to try, and my husband suggested that I come in sometimes and knit with her. She seem to really like that idea, and told me I'd be welcome anytime.
The problem is, and always has been, my shyness. I still haven't gone in there, because I'm afraid that after she gets to know me, she'll see how boring I really am, and wish I'd just leave.
But ya'll are making it sound so fun, that I might just have to steady my nerves, bite the bullet, and just go in there. Oh, I long to be outgoing. I'm aftaid I miss out on so much.