Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Creativity Connects

About a year ago, I switched Starbucks to one where there are quite a few regulars including two writers, a group of police officers, and a husband and wife who talk, write, and read the newspaper together. It's a "quieter" group and we're all there for a couple hours. Being a regular, I've gotten to know the people who work in "my" store. The first time the assistant manager - Tamara - saw me knitting she said she wanted to learn so....





... this past Saturday, we shopped for yarn and then started her on a basic garter stitch scarf in a gorgeous teal color. When Stephanie - who used to work at Starbucks - heard we were getting together, she asked to join us so...





... last night, the three of us met and knit. Stephanie is a beginner but not a total newbie. She has several started projects including the cowl she's working on above that she finished last night. It was so fun to see her excitement at learning how to cast off AND finishing a project. YES YES





Camaraderie is one of the fabulous things about creativity. For the most part, creative people are friendly and sharing people. Already Stephanie has someone she wants to invite to join us next week - a co-worker that is new to town. I've been knitting off and on for about forty-two years and it's delightful to be able to pass along my skills. As you can see, these ladies are significantly younger than me and it doesn't matter. Creativity connects.

Talk soon - Myrna

Grateful - passing it on

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao-Tse

8 comments:

  1. That looks like fun, and I can tell you from experience, those women will never forget you and your generosity for helping them with their knitting. BTW, I meant to comment the other day to tell you how gorgeous your nighttime view is. I'm sure you're loving the placement of those wicker chairs you borrowed from your porch.

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    1. It was fun and encouraging to hear them planning for another get together next week.

      I am enjoying the chairs and the view. Howard doesn't find them comfortable, most likely more due to his pain levels than the chairs but... I'm going to sew some new and deeper cushions for them.

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  2. I have a "regular" knit night group, and a wide range of ages (60s, 50s, 40s). It's a lovely supportive group that is a gift to my life. I hope you enjoy the group!

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    1. Me too. I've been in some groups that are welcoming and others that are not. Welcoming and supportive is always better.

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  3. A friend and I meet weekly for coffee and to knit - I suggested it to her when she retired because you wrote about enjoying the regular time together with the knitting group and I wanted that too. ;) Even when I was overseas last year, we still got together via Skype. This regular get together has been a blessing to both of us during life transitions. Thanks.

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    1. OH... I'm so glad you and you're friend did that and what a great idea to use Skype. Thanks for letting me know. I have a phone date with a friend tomorrow. She suggested Skype but I don't have it set up. I may need to for our next conversation so we can have show and tell.

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  4. That's terrific. I've taught workmates to knit. No one I've taught has kept up with it though :-)

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    1. Too bad no one has kept it up. Maybe they'll come back to it. You've certainly taken off with your knitting skills. So fun to watch.

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