So yesterday I ventured further into the world of knitting in public (I always do this on the train and in coffee shops on my own/with friends - did you also know that two Saturdays ago was World Wide Knit in Public day?) and joined my very very very first knitting group!
I've been wanting to join a knitting group for ages (and I mean ages) but turns out 95% of all knitting groups occur during normal working hours (statistics not necessarily accurate). I was on the verge of starting my own out of pure desperation, but after hundreds of Google searches and some help on a local craft Facebook group I stumbled across Blossom's Knitty Night.
This is a fortnightly knitting group hosted at The Blossoms, a pub within walking distance from my house in Davenport, Stockport. It's 50p to join in (and the obligatory drink from the bar of course) and the 50p goes towards a small raffle, where the prize is normally a knitting/crochet magazine (sweet!).
This was my first time at a knitting group - and I LOVED IT!!! I was immediately made to feel so welcome and after half an hour I was chatting away and all of a sudden it was 10 o'clock and time to go home! I really was made to feel so so welcome instantly and I chatted with the ladies as if we were old friends (except that we constantly forgot each others names - but that made it more fun). Knitting and chatting in a pub - what better way to make a Monday splendid?
I was the youngest lady there (and I think the only one without children!), but I was made to feel part of the 'gang' so easily and I simply can't WAIT to get in stuck in with every meet up :) I have nothing negative to say, except, £1 for a lime & soda? What a joke, I'm sticking to the Coke!
|i got 2 hexipuffs finished - was chatting too much :D|