Thursday, November 14, 2013

I Have Found My People!

Since I started working outside the home, I have taken nine stitches (I counted). (It was the first nine of the top pear.) Tuesday night I brought my stitching with me to the hairdresser and got a knot in my floss before I even took one stitch. I didn't have my cheaters and the light was bad, so the stitching went back in the bag.

I've made some progress as you can see.

The other day one of my colleagues was showing off socks she had knit. We got to talking, and she invited me to come to the knitting circle* on Wednesday. Meet at her cubicle just before lunch, we were driving over.

At ten to twelve, I walked up to her cubicle and she was gone! I was devastated--mostly because I couldn't remember where they met. Fortunately someone saw her car still in the lot, so I raced down the stairs and out the door. She saw me and pulled over. "I kept saying I thought I was forgetting someone!" she exclaimed. I stepped over the dead squirrel, and off we went.

It's quite a diverse group and growing exponentially. My friend brought three newbies along, for example. We were about 14, so we had to move from the parlor to a more exposed location. The students were intrigued. There were a lot of "whoa!s" and "What are they doing?" murmurs, though none approached us. Anyway, it was delightful to be back among the stitchers.

So, good news, I'll be stitching and have things to show. Woot!

*They're looking for a better name. It's mostly knitters, a couple of crocheters, and the one cross-stitcher. If you have ideas, submit them.

18 comments:

Jackie said...

I've never worked with a knitter or stitcher. That is totally cool!

Lee said...

Wonderful news!! Well, you are all needleworkers, after all. Just different kinds of needles!

Stitchinowl said...

Glad to hear you found a lunchtime stitch group! You are still going to have to find a different time to meet your library stitch group, now that you're working again :)
Carolyn

Jennifer Ann Fox said...

Oh so glad you found a group! I wish I could find one around here. I too have times I have put the needle down but I hope to get it going again and soon with cross stitch.

Robin said...

That is terrific! Hmmm...a name! How about Needle Companions?

Robin in Virginia

Melissa said...

That's great news. It's good to break up the day with some stitching activity, and you'll be able to share too. At one point in my various jobs we had a Stitch-n-Bitch group at lunchtime. It was mostly knitting but it was fun while it lasted.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Something with fibers? Fiber Lovers, Fiber Fingers...

Linda said...

Sounds like a fun group Nikki. Oh how I wish I could find a group of crafters to meet with every week. How about the Crafty Creators!!

Linda

Beth said...

Sounds like a nice social gathering of like minded crafters!

Marcy said...

That sounds like fun. The first thing I thought of was the Crafty Lunch Ladies -- lol. Sorry to be sexist

EvalinaMaria said...

Good for you. There is nothing more precious than to be around like minded people.

Margaret said...

Well that's good news indeed! Glad you found a group of people you can stitch with at work!

Needle Nicely said...

Glad you're stitching again and even more happy that you've found a community of stitchers.


What about Nifty Needlers...or Blunt Needlers?

Mouse said...

ooooo well done on finding some like minded peeps :)

my friend goes to a knit and stitch group ... dies what it says in the name ..lol
mine are named after the town we are in and affectionately called the Barnsley Babes ...lol love mouse xxxxx

Chris said...

So happy for you!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

It's so good to find like-minded people. I have to come online for mine.

Hope you find a good name for the groups.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

BTW - why the dead squirrel?

Melody said...

I'm glad you found fellow stitchers! I meet with a group every other Monday; and we have yet to find a name that we like. You don't want to know what my daughter calls us... :)