Social Knitting

I’ve noticed recently that as my social life has gotten more active in the last 2 years, my social knitting has decreased. What I mean by that is I haven’t been knitting/crocheting as much when I’m just hanging out with my friends, or out to a restaurant, or just waiting for something to start. I’m still bringing projects along, but somehow they always get left behind in the car.

It was so good on Sunday, then, to actually bring my knitting INTO the restaurant for lunch after church. My singles group has a tradition of eating Sunday lunch together every Sunday after church, and it’s something I look forward to all week. We usually hang out well into the afternoon, eating and enjoying each other’s company. This past Sunday, I brought along the new sweater project I started, and I was amazed at how much knitting I was able to get done while just enjoying conversation at the table. And I forget how much my friends like to see me doing something I love: playing with yarn.

Especially when I have a variegated skein of yarn, it brings hours of entertainment to both myself and the people watching enthralled as the color changes (“Pink! Oh now it’s Blue! Wait, what’ll be next, oh Yellow! And there’s Orange…”)