Dammit…

January 15, 2008 at 11:41 am Leave a comment

After reading about GTM‘s knitting group (and various other knitting groups elsewhere), I decided it would be fun to join one around here. I’ve been a bit down lately, as I don’t really have any close friends where I live, and, well, not to bang on about it, but it’s all very suburban and consumerist and I’d be willing to wager large sums of money that the majority of the local community is not interested in cooking, gardening, knitting or peak oil. (If you know the type of place I mean.) So, I’ve been going on the offensive trying to meet like-minded people near enough for a coffee and a natter (I have friends in London but it’s a bit far just for a quick chat), and thought a knitting group might be an excellent idea.

So, I put ‘knitting group Reading’ into google and the first thing it came up with was a knitting group in Reading. ‘Awesome,’ I thought. Apparently they meet tomorrow. ‘Awesome,’ I thought. They didn’t say where until you joined the online group. So I did.

And was dismayed to see that they were actually in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Bugger!

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