I’ve wanted to get a new knitting group going for a little while. A couple of the ones I had participated in over the past few years either fizzled, evolved into other things, or real life kicked all of our asses at once and have been on a very long hiatus.
Between work, knitting shenanigans, slowly enacting my plan for world domination, and strong introvert tendencies, social commitments can be difficult at times. I think everyone is in the same boat paddling for time, so setting up a groups that meets the second Sunday of every month sounded like a good plan. To toss in a bit more fun, why not move the knit up location every time? The group wouldn’t stress one location consistently. That also allows us group folk to support more than one local business. I’m also a huge fan of crafting in public, when it feels like most of the world is staring at a smart phone, stitching away in public seems like an act of social deviance. We can all use a bit of that in our lives.
After creating one of those infamous event things on Facebook I crossed my fingers and hoped a few people would show up to Mocha Moe’s in Flowery Branch. One person came somewhat by force because I kidnapped her. That’s not entirely true but a funny visual. Three more people came! Is that a huge knitting group, no, but it’s a damn good start. Deborah, Kelly, Lia, DeAna, and myself had a good afternoon filled with knitting, coffee, and a few laughs.
We’re doing this again on March 11th at 1:00pm – 3:00pm at Left Nut Brewery in Gainesville, GA. Keep an eye out for one of those event things, with the set up at the brewery I’m going to need a head count so I can beg them to reserve us one of the bench tables a few days in advance.
If you’re in Northeast Georgia feel free to drop on by. Woolly Wonders (that name may change eventually) is meant to be open to anyone who enjoys any fiber craft; knitting, crochet, needlepoint, or anything else requiring fiber to make, with a welcoming spirit. I hope for a diverse group of women and men, of all ages, walks of life, and skill levels.
We have very few rules. Please leave the political debate at home, it has destroyed too many crafting groups over the years, and treat others respectfully.
There is no obligation to come every month. There’s no rigid structure here, simply come and spend some time working with some crafty people.
All of us will have one thing in common, our love of fiber craft, everything else can be built on from there.