The last few days, I've been thinking I really need to pull together a knitting group, if only to keep from having to stop people in the street to ask how their current work in progress is going. Yeah, it's a small neighbourhood, so I'm only stopping people I know and who do have a work in progress, but still. It's cold outside!
And there's no local yarn store to organize such a group.
In the summer I ran into a friend who knits and she said there used to be a collection of knitters that rotated around its members' houses, but it disbanded after it got too fussy to do any knitting - snacks and wine, to the point where you weren't so tempted to pick up your work, if only to keep your yarn clean.
It's a testament to how much I wanted a knitting group even then that instead of hearing SNACKS! I heard PEOPLE!
I keep wondering whether I could pull together the half-dozen or so knitters I know in the neighbourhood and persuade them to knit without cookies? Or just with cookies and tea, maybe. If I offered my place, I'd even be motivated to clean the house (the need for which is what usually drives me to invite people over.)
Sadly, I have exactly one chair with good lighting at my house. Do you think people would knit at my dining table? They do that in yarn shops, don't they? It's the only solution I can think of, bar installing more wall fixtures - all the local coffee shops are crowded all the time.
Or maybe I should start a coffee shop of my own to take the overflow?
Nah, that would be a procrastination of epic proportions, and way more distracting than sticky snacks.