Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Love these gals!

Tuesday nights rock my world! What started as a group of very diverse knitters who showed up for a few hours of relaxing knitting has evolved into a tight knit bundle of friends who share so much more than knitting ideas and patterns. We often do so much more "bitchin'" than "stitchin'" with a healthy dose of laughter. We have become marriage counselors, career advisors, shoulders to cry on and traveling companions for each other.

We are singles, parents, teachers, retirees, liberals, conservatives, twenty-somethings to eighty-somethings, office workers, nurses, gardeners, postal workers, architects, realtors, radio djs, catholics, jews, protestants, native Mainers, people from "away" and, most importantly, knitters all.

We have been meeting at a wonderful retirement community since February. The staff has graciously invited us in each week, hosting us with coffee, tea and a comfortable, well-lit space. Two of their residents, Barbara and Janie, have become regulars, enriching our group immeasurably.

Tonight we said goodbye to two members who are moving far away. Nancy is an architect who is taking a wonderful job as a Forensic Architect in New Orleans, helping rebuild the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. Janet is taking a great managerial position with the Post Office in Albuquerque. We will miss them both but, thanks to the marvels of technology, we can stay connected and maintain them as "virtual" members of our group. Ain't technology a wonderful thing!?

Here's the gang in all of our splendor!


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1 comment:

KNIT A NEW DREAM said...

Great picture - Maryanne. Wish I could have been there to enjoy the night and festivities. I so love being a part of the knitting group and the laughter and sharing make the 2 hour ride well worth it!
Love ICUSUE