One reason I love my yarn shop, THE NEST, so much is the friendships I see blossom and grow among my customers.
Last summer, Angela helped me in the shop with some classes and such. She's my daughter's age and absolutely the warmest, funniest, and most patient young woman. She's a nurse by profession (so maybe that has something to do with it).
On Wednesday afternoons a group of knitters (all retired) meet to work on projects and share triumphs and tragedies at THE NEST. The unlikeliest friendships developed between our young Angela and the Geriatric Knitters as they call themselves. Angela was planning her wedding. Of course the Geriatric Knitters got involved offering help with tables and chairs, making jello shots, giving advice, and supporting Angela through the anxiety of wedding woes.
And on the big day they were all in attendance. It was an absolutely lovely wedding and Angela was a beautiful bride. She insisted her knitting friends be included in a picture.
It's amazing such sweet friendships develop while knitting.