October 9, 2013
Last week I spent several days with some of my sweetest friends in the world. We met almost 20 years ago when we were consultants for a scrapbooking company, and started doing our own yearly retreats soon after that. The group of 12 hails from several different states, so it’s extra special when we can all agree on one weekend and make it happen! We used to scrapbook when we got together. Now we shop and eat and talk all weekend. And guess what else? This time, I taught everyone to knit. And they all loved it!! A few of them came in early to visit Loopy and they quickly started shopping. (And texting to get orders from the ones who hadn’t arrived yet. Please note, they all had to get bags, too. They are bag ladies, just like me.) It was so fun to have them in the shop, and then to see them get to the point where they really enjoyed their projects. (You know, the first hour or so of knitting just feels awkward. But if you stick with it, you get to the point where it’s relaxing and fun, right?) On our last day, I got a few of them to pose, showing the progress they made on their scarves. (See Susan on the left? She finished! Two skeins of Malabrigo Worsted, turned into a gorgeous scarf.) What a fun weekend. Now I think they all need to become Loopy Groupies, don’t you? (Check out the Aspens and the snow on the mountains in the background. It was beautiful up in the mountains!)
Do you have a group of friends that you get together with regularly? If not, you could always start one!