I’m sitting at my local Borders (using my free day pass from T-Mobile) hanging out with my local knitting friends. We meet on the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm, and we hang out in the cafe area, eating, drinking and knitting. We even have a Yahoo Group.

It occurred to me that I’ve never blogged about my knitting groups before. They’ve been really great — fun to gab while working the sticks, and a great place to share tips and ideas with fellow knitters. Today I got Sara and Amber started on double pointed needles, and finished another couple of repeats on Michelle’s scarf. My friend, Deb, often brings her daughter, Kelly. Kelly is visiting a friend tonight, but she made sure Deb brought her first actual project with her — a scarf knit the long way, all 650 stitches of it. And Liz, the perfectionist, having pulled out a ribbon scarf she had been working on for the last couple of meetings, had reworked it and had a good 30 inches of beautiful scarf to show off.

It’s always so nice to see what other people are working on. Liz’s scarf, for example, is something that I wouldn’t necessarily pick up myself, but it’s cool to watch her working on it and to see how well it’s coming along.

I think some of the folks who study here in the cafe aren’t all that enamored with us, but the women who work the cafe seem to like us just fine. Sometimes they bring us sample treats.