Energy pit stop

My Stitch-n-Bitch group met tonight.  We hadn’t met for a couple of weeks, too many were under the weather and/or crazy busy.  How I missed it!  Only a couple of weeks, and we’re in constant touch online or by phone, and yet it was so good to sit and drink (and eat a bit) and show new yarns and admire works in progress and recently finished objects and share new ideas for projects…and most of all sit and knit.  Other café patrons admired our projects.  We talk about knitting, and only when the needles are going strong do we move on to discuss other subjects.  Lives.  Jobs.  Kids.  Significant others.  Politics.  The State of the World. 

But we always circle back to knitting.  Someone got a shipment of new yarn.  Oohs and aahs, and everyone has to stroke it.   There’s a new book or knitting blog to read.  Someone heard of a new kind of yarn.  I get to show off some of my swap goodies.  Someone found an interesting new group on Ravelry, or needs to vent about a post in a forum.  One of the local yarn shops has some new merchandise, or a sale.  And back to general subjects.  And on it  goes.

We’re tired after a long day working, we all have homes to take care of, some of us have kids.  But just for the evening we enjoy each others’ company and get some knitting done as well.  Just what the doctor ordered.  (Well, if she didn’t, she should have.)

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee:

Knitting is good for you.  Among a multitude of other benefits, it lowers blood pressure, helps teach you to relax, and decreases the stress hormones that can make you sick and aggravate illness.  So far, however, I haven’t been able to get  my doctor to write me a prescription for yarn.

Add the social factor to the mix, and it’s a power to be reckoned with.  Everyone needs a SnB in their life.


One Response to “Energy pit stop”

  1. Roberta Says:

    Thanks Chana! 🙂

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