I felt so welcome and at ease when the other knitters started to introduce themselves and talk about projects and yarn. I was at home. After nearly 14 years of knitting and never joining a knitting group, I am in love! I will be spending every Friday morning now at my LYS... and maybe even Tuesday mornings as well!
Tomorrow I'm actually heading to check out another local knitting group called the Desert Yarnies. They meet every Saturday at a local cafe and one of the girls who helps run the group also works at the LYS I was at today, so seeing her there will be a nice ice breaker for me. I think I will have a great time and I'm really looking forward to it!
This year I told myself that I will try new things and really step out of my shell more. So far I have done a couple things in just this month:
- Joined a knitting group (possibly two if tomorrow turns out great)
- Tried two "new-to-me" knitting techniques
My other goal for the year is to knit my first cardigan and I already have one planned out, just need to order the yarn (a downside to being plus size... more yardage needed lol). I really want to use Malabrigo for this cardigan, I think it will be super soft... but after dyeing a ball of Cascade 220 tonight, I may opt for that yarn instead. I'll talk about that yarn this coming week!