What I may not have written about (apart from on Twitter) is all of the great knitting meet-ups I have attended recently!
One Sunday recently, I met up wit a woman who I had met on the Billingshurst community website forums. We met in a cafe in the village and nattered for a couple of hours. Not much knitting but loads of getting to know and a great time out of the flat.
A few evenings later I was in Arundel for the Clack & Yak meet which is every first and third Thursday and was great fun! I was by no means the eldest but at least one other was younger than I (and was taught to purl that evening having only known how to knit previously). I got there a bit early and was worried by the venue (a pretty expensive French restaurant) but need not have been.
The next day I was in Horsham at the Station Beefeater at 11 am for the inaugural meet-up of the Ravelry West Sussex knitters group (second Friday of the Month) which was great - a much less geek-challenged, more laid back and younger average age group than the Arundel group and we a load of fun. We chatted and nattered over food and knitting for many more hours than we had realised!
All three groups were enjoyable and well worth attending. I am not sure if the local lady would like to come to the Arundel meets or not - or whether we will arrange another BilliStitch just for two but I know that she works during the day and so can sadly not make it to the fun Ravelry meet.
1 ...as well as crochet, spinning and other yarn-crafts, of course!