Last night a woman from my church called to ask if I had been doing a lot of online knitting. I didn’t quickly catch on to what she was asking me–remember I’ve not been online lately. Then she asked me if I knew two people whose names she gave me. It took me a while but I figured out that they are people I’ve been corresponding with on Ravelry.
When this couple said they were moving to Emporia around the same time I was, I recommended the woman from my church as a real estate broker. They received the same recommendation from someone else, so they called her, and she had just spent the afternoon helping them locate some possibilities for a house. Hopefully, they’ll choose something close by so we can get to know each other face to face.
Then my friend told me about someone who used to live up the street from me and it turns out it is the mother of someone who commented on my blog a few days ago. Our world is getting smaller and closer, and perhaps more friendly.
What a blessing it is to have new friends all over the world through things like Ravelry, online classes from places like Joggles, and the Take it Further Challenge. Getting to meet some of them face to face is like whipped cream on the top.
Here’s a picture of my finished Branching Out scarf made from alpaca laceweight yarn from Victory Ranch in Mora, New Mexico. I still have to block it, which I know will bring out the leaf pattern more clearly.
I have two similar size balls to the one I used left over, so I’ll have to think about what I can use them for.
It’s great to be back online keeping in touch with all of my friends.