What a weekend I had, :happydance: I discovered a very nice LYS right in the heart of downtown South Bend. My fiance and i were invited to a gathering if knitters that took place in a small shop called Sit-n-Knit. It has been open for a little under a year and this group has about 30 ppl in it. (It's even rumored that there is another guy too!). I sat in for their monthly meeting as was floored :shock: by all the different projects right in front of me, not to mention all the yarn :cheering: I added about 20 rows to my shawl and had a really good latte.
I went to church and my minister asked us to start a knitting circle at church! :happydance: now I'm a little nervous :shock: because my own skill level is not terribly high but what i lack in experience i make up for in enthusiasm :lol:
I am truly excited about what lies ahead for me in this crazy world that I am loving more and more. (knitting, I mean).
Anyway, a couple good suggestions on organizing and keeping a gathering going would be appreciated. We are going to concentrate on prayer shawls to give to cancer patients, new mothers, people who are grieving, etc... including one that we will pass around and have everyone work on a little. having never run a gathering like this.....What can i do to help make the experience positive for everyone who attends??? :help: