Friday, September 07, 2007

Boy, I am one lucky girl! Look at the beautiful gifts I was given in my last week at The Point! The stitch markers are from the amazing (but blogless) Peggy and the cute, little pouch from the multi-talented (but blogless) Carol. Thanks guys!

I am constantly struck by how generous knitters (and most all crafters) are of themselves and their knowledge and, well, everything!

The few friends I've made in NYC have been through The Point. I knew 3 gals from college when I moved here, but found it impossible to meet new people. I was freelancing and not staying in one place for very long - it's hard to form friendships that way. Then I started working at The Point and I met the most dazzling array of wonderful people. Some who will be life-long friends.

I'm telling you, if you're a new knitter in NYC and you don't know anyone, just hop on down to The Point and park yourself there for a couple of days. You will meet amazing people. I promise.

What is it about knitting and crocheting and general craftiness that inspires this kind of sharing and giving community? I wish I knew the secret so I could spread it around a little in other parts of my life. Speaking of community, I received my Ravelry invite! I'm so psyched! I was supposed to be revising my resume this morning and instead I poked around on Ravelry looking for peeps I know. If you on there, come find me!

Yet another way to make friends through knitting!


Veronique said...

Awww, we ARE great! You're right about the Point: why do you think all the Spiders love to hang out there?!

PassionKNITly said...

awww! I found that all of my best friends in the city come from Stitchn' Bitch and The Point. I certainly am going to miss you being around, i hope you'll stop by to knit a lot!

Cathy Goldman said...

rebecca please email me so I can ask you a question about the decrease protion of the slouchy beret. Mine is not coming out right. I love the hat and want to finish it asap.