Tuesday, December 18, 2012
When One Door Closes....
Knit night is a big deal, guys. When I moved here to be with my then boyfriend, now husband, I didn't know anybody. So finding a knitting group full of amazing people was such a blessing, even though my first knit night was terrifying! I was so intimidated, it seemed like everyone knew each other and I would never fit in. But eventually I did (at least as close to fitting in as I get!) mostly with the help of my now dear friend, Jen. She drilled me the first few times I showed up, asking me all sorts of crazy questions. It's like she checked out the How to Torture Introverts for Fun and Profit book from the library and had a field day with me. But that's Jen, she pulls people out of their shells, even when they cling to the side for dear life. I still don't regret passing on the bra fitting/shopping trip though! ;)
I'm trying to remember exactly how many years I've been going to knit night, I'm thinking six but I'm not sure. Six years is a long time for a weekly get-together, a long time to make new friends, say goodbye to friends that have moved away, and to become closer with friends who remained. What I will take away most from my time at Borealis is the friendships that I hold dear (and that keep me sane). So while we will never again sit at that big wooden table at the front of the shop, I know we will still sit, knit, whine, cry, laugh, and cheer each other on once a week, every Tuesday.
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 11:12 AM