|This grandma is very proud of|
her Level 99 Knitting achievement.
- They revel in buying high end, specialty fibers from boutique yarn stores. I still mainly use cheapo Red Heart Super Saver, purchased at the local Michael's or (gasp) Walmart.
- Knitting/crocheting seems to be all they do and talk about. I've never heard of them talk about any other hobbies besides weaving, spinning, needle felting, or other fiber arts.
- They wear t-shirts screenprinted with inside jokes about knitting or come decked out in outfits that they've crocheted themselves
- They knit/crochet constantly and will start projects even if they have no idea who it will be given to. I only whip out the needles and hooks if there's a reason. (It's kind of like window shopping vs. shopping with a purpose. I only shop when the refrigerator is empty or K's shorts all have holes in the crotch.)
|Somehow I just don't feel like I belong...|
K says the same thing is true with his hobby of HeroClix. Even though his friends have stopped playing regularly, he's not up to attending tournaments at comic book stores. The guys who show up are super obsessed with the game, which can be a little overwhelming. Plus, they don't really play "for fun" to try out new characters – everyone's out for blood. The same powerful figures that can do really cheap shots get played week after week. K claims he might be done with collecting HeroClix because of the lack of friendly players in the area. I responded with a sympathetic "Aww, that's too bad," but quickly had to excuse myself because of the massive grin spreading across my face. I'm a bad gamer's wife sometimes. ^_^;;;
|Everyone's got their serious game face on! (Although the guy waving in the back looks like he might be having fun.)|
Do you attend or have you attended yarn crafting groups in the past? What's your experience with them?