Friday, September 2, 2011

It's a Small World

So, here I am in Calgary and one whole week has gone by.  It's been a week of spending some wonderful time with my family, paperwork, getting acquainted with the area, more paperwork and all the things you have to do when you move, especially when you cross a border.

I have yet to visit a yarn shop but that happens tomorrow when I go to Make One.  In order to learn more about local shops I visited their websites and signed on to their newsletters when I was still in Denver.  Here's where the small world comes into play:

- In the newsletter that I received yesterday from Make One there was the announcement that designer, Sivia Harding, would be visiting the shop in March, 2012.  This was such a nice surprise as I'd test-knitted two of her designs, Harbour Lights Shawl and Norwegian Woods, back in 2008, yet I'd never met Sivia.  Her designs are beautiful, and well-written, by the way.  Test-knitting was a joy! 

- I wrote to Sivia to tell her how pleased I was that I was going to meet her.  She told me that she has a friend and another test knitter right here in Calgary and introduced us via email.  Her friend's name is Alana.  It sounded familiar and I realized that I'd read her name on the Canadian Living Craft blog a few days ago.

- Alana and I began corresponding and we will be meeting at a yarn store called The Loop next Thursday during the store's knit time.  I'll be there at 3pm.  Say hi if you are too!

- But wait, there's more.  In the conversation with Sivia it turns out that she met a friend of mine from Colorado at Sock Summit in July, Donna Druchunas

I guess the bottom line is, if you're a knitter, no matter where you go you can always find new friends and, perhaps, meet up with some old ones.  You're never really a stranger.

Is there anything in the world like the knitting community, I wonder?


Cyndi in BC said...

Let me introduce you to another group of Calgary based knitters. :)

JelliDonut said...

I love that about knitting! So glad things are working out so well for you. BTW, did you know about this: