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!
- 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?
Let me introduce you to another group of Calgary based knitters. :) http://www.ravelry.com/groups/western-canada-obb-society
I love that about knitting! So glad things are working out so well for you. BTW, did you know about this: http://calgaryhighlandgames.org/
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