One of the big highlights of 2007 for me was not just rediscovering the art and craft of knitting, but discovering the thriving knitting community that is out there. Knitting blogs, knitting community websites, free pattern sharing, stitch 'n' bitch style groups... Seriously, if you thought knitting was a solitary act, then think again:
Check us out! This was the end of year get together for one of the groups I knit with, the Sydney Sity Klickers. What you don't get from the photos is the din of conversation and laughter, not to mention the clack of the needles. Barmuda cafe have been very kind to us, generously coping with us growing to such a big group, and in return we order enough of their yummy drinks and food to warrant the welcome. (Sometimes we even give knitting to tips to interested fellow diners.) I also knit with a pub group every sunday in an outdoor beer garden, and although our numbers fluctuate from 3 to 14 at times we always have a good time.
I'm in awe of the technical skill of everyone in both of the groups I knit with, the work that people bring along is amazing! I feel very I'm inspired by both groups, by the skill and creativity, and I really enjoy the sense of fun and friendship.
Solitary? Eh, not so much.