If you live in Boston, you know that the Green Line is not what one might describe as "reliable". I could have driven to Worcester in the same time that it took me to go three for four lousy miles. [Former Bostonians, am I bringing back any memories?] I couldn't even knit! The train was that crowded. As we pulled into Hynes (formerly Auditorium), who was there waiting on the platform, but Knitsmith Elizabeth. Of course the train was so crowded that Elizabeth couldn't get on (or she was waiting for another train).
Okay, well, not the best picture, but she caught me by surprise. As the Subway Knitter, I feel a responsibility to chronicle fellow strap-hanging fiber fanatics whenever possible. We raised our knitting bags in some sort of strange fibery salute, and off I went through the tunnel. An hour later, I arrived at my destination.
When I learned how to knit, many years ago (six) I never imagined that such a quiet solitary activity could, at the same time, be such a public and social one. You knitters know what I mean. Isn't it fun?
Get a group of us together and we immediately have at least one thing in common. Once the ice is broken and the needles come out we'll discover many more similarities.
Yup, eating great food and knitting with friends; it's a nice way to spend a Tuesday evening. I need to get over my fear of entertaining and do something like this myself.
Blogging is, as you all know, another fantastic resource for us knitters. A big "thank you" to everyone who offered a comment or advice on the Bling Bling I blogged about yesterday. It will be a while before I make my way to knitting with it--there are a few projects ahead of it in the queue.
Speaking of knit bloggers, have you read this interesting article? Not too surprising.
One more thing...Knitsmith Emily has a newish blog.