It's the last day of the retreat and there are things I need to do today, and they have to do with people. You see, I'm not the most gregarious person in the room, certainly not the center of attention.. That's fine with me, because I love to observe and listen. Hailing from New Orleans, people watching is a favorite hobby. New Orleanians are great fun to watch and hear. So uninhibited and naturally funny. But here, I need to curb my natural instinct and actually interact with these knitters! There are soul mates out there. I've found this at knitting events consistently, but for some reason, here even more so. Maybe it's because we are all here for the same reasons. Or that we all are on the same level of some nebulous plane. I'm not sure. But these knitters, including of course the teachers, are awesome.
Of course I'm not the first to notice this. Why do you think folks come back year after year, to meet up with best friends they only see once a year, and to meet new ones? If today I can solidify some of the connections I feel here, I will be a lucky knitter.