Fun fact about moi: I am a twin.
My brother and I are completely different though. He is a social butterfly and I admire his ability to talk to new people easily.
Social interactions can be quite stressful for me. I have to make a conscious effort to shut down the constant chatter in my mind: what do I say? Am I smiling too much? Am I asking too many questions?
Most evenings, especially during the academic year, I knit in front of the TV trying to solve a crime. I might have been a detective in a previous life. However quite often I do crave some interaction and this past year I've been making an effort to meet new people.
Whoever invented " Knit night" is a genius!!
My local yarn store hosts one and I really look forward to it.
It is so much easier as the conversation is a bit scripted at first :
"What are you making?"
" Which pattern are you using?"
" What a beautiful yarn! Which yarn is it? "
At the beginning, I would answer politely, listen to the conversation and knit.
Now, I really feel more comfortable to share what's going on in my life.
Most women already have grandchildren and it is so inspiring to see them lead active lives.
Growing up, I didn't have that model. Knit night has changed my perspective about aging!
This summer, I was also invited to join another "knit night" with four wonderful ladies.
We meet in a coffee place every Tuesday, eat, knit, laugh and admire beautiful yarn. It has been a blessing to be a part of both groups as I feel more connected to the community.
Most importantly, it is a reminder to make time for things that matter the most!
I am currently knitting Tytonidae Cowl
My project bag for knit night is from Three Bags Full
Yarn: local yarn from Robin J. Edmundson
Needle size: US 5