If you know me, you know that I have the soul of an agoraphobic hermit. So how did I end up spending this afternoon at a local Panera, knitting and drinking tea with 3 women from Ravelry? Simple: I got there because I didn't plan to go.
I was browsing the Ravelry boards a little after noon, I noticed that there was going to be a meet-up at the Panera at 1:00, I pulled on my shoes, I shoved some knitting stuff into a knitting bag, and I went. Cindy came in, then Marian and Helen, and we talked, and we knitted - it was great! Why haven't I done this sooner?
(Because I have the soul of an agoraphobic hermit...)
In other Ravelry news, I am now one of the moderators of the fairly-new Pen Pals group. We're already comparing notes on our favorite pens and paper and exchanging addresses. Some might see an irony in finding letter-writing friends in a virtual community, but they'd be way too cynical.
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In honor of all who served - and in honor of my parents, both Marines who served with honor during the Second World War - and in honor of those who serve now -