On the 9th Day of Sock Yarn, Simply Sock Yarn gave to me...
two skeins of Shibui Staccato!
To have a chance to win these two lovely skeins of wool/silk in the Artichoke color, simply answer the following question in the comments below:
Do you belong to or attend a knitting group? If so, tell us about it. If not, what would make the perfect knitting group for you?
Until last year, the only people I had knit with were a couple friends and my grandmother. Knitting was pretty much my own, private meditative hobby. I didn't think I had the time to attend a group regularly. Then last year I started attending one and it's the highlight of my week. I make time for it every week (I think the only time I've missed is for three weeks after having Henry), and there's just something awesome about getting together with people who enjoy the same thing you enjoy and knitting away. And since it's the only time during the week when I get away from kids or work, it's vastly important to my mental health.
We've also had a handful of knitalong days here in the shop, and I've enjoyed those as well. It's really nice to compare and contrast what everyone is working on and it makes me feel part of the knitting community. If you haven't yet had the opportunity to join in with a group of knitters, I highly recommend taking the plunge. It can be easy to talk yourself out of showing up to a group comprised of people you've never met and might not have anything in common with, other than knitting. But most yarn shops or libraries have groups that get together once a week or month, and I think you'll find that you are welcomed with open arms and people are excited to have a new knitter join in. Just do it!
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