Knitting With Friends

Every other Wednesday evening, a group of us from our tiny town get together at each other’s homes to knit, drink tea and chat. It is very low key and very relaxing and enjoyable. Most of the people who participate are very young – in their 20’s, except me!  Even though I’m more than old enough to be the mother of all the others – it is easy to be friends.

Wednesday Night Knitting & Tea

Busy Hands, Happy Hearts

I really like this picture – you can see everyone’s hands, busy with their current project.  You can click on the picture to view it at Flickr where a much larger version is available.

Although I’ve been knitting for almost 48 years, this is the first time I’ve been able to get together on a regular basis with other knitters. It’s wonderful!  These young people are a breath of fresh air in life – it’s refreshing and energizing just to be around them.

Even though we live in a very small town of about 725 people – we met through the internet! We ran into each other through Ravelry and Flickr. That is especially strange when you consider that four of the young people in this photo live in a house on the same street as me – just 3 houses down the street!

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Cookies

Cookies are my favorite things to bake. I like to make triple and double recipes and bake one or two pans of 16 cookies and store the rest of the dough tightly covered in the fridge and make some more the next day and the next and the next….. It is so handy having the dough in the fridge – you can make a fresh batch of cookies to bring to someone in just a few minutes.

My grandkids love to “bake cookies” – they like the kind of dough you roll in balls and then roll around in sugar before putting them on the pan. They can put the pans of cookies in the oven and help take them out and use a spatula to take them off the pan – it makes us happy to make cookies together.

Tonight, I baked up the last of the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie dough in the fridge and mixed up a big batch of Ginger Cookies and baked one pan of them and put the rest of the dough in the fridge.