Greetings! It's time for a long awaited blog post!
Let's review what's been happening in SnB land.
In April, Madeline and I met up with Allison in Columbia to attend an event hosted by Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe. I believe it was called a trunk show or something like that, though really it was just knitting and good food at Les Bourgeois Winery.
|Madeline and Allison knitting up a storm|
|Blurry shot of other knitters|
|By the hammer of Thor, I will finish you!!!|
In non-knitting news, Jordan III showed off her AMAZING BALD HEAD. She shaved it for St. Baldrick's, a charity that funds research to help find cures for childhood cancer. Everyone kept rubbing her head for good luck.
In other news, I GRADUATED! Here I am with my favorite set of Nashes. Yes, that's a small smile on John's face.
|I know, you're thinking, "Awwwwww!"|
Graduating has been a strange thing. I'll be leaving Kirksville and SnB behind. But I'm leaving you in very good hands! Madeline, Katherine, and Kat will be taking over blogging responsibilities. I am extremely confident that this group of ladies will do a fantastic job with the blog. And hopefully together they'll be able to post more than once a month.
I've spent a long time writing this blog post in my head, wondering what I would say about my SnB experience. I've taken so long, in fact, that I'm finally finishing it in a hotel room in Kansas on my way to Colorado for the field season (I won't be more specific, on the off chance someone is planning a time-sensitive kidnapping). What I would like to say is that my time with Stitch 'n Bitch completely shaped my college experience. I began attending meetings my sophomore year when I was down in the dumps, so to speak. Meeting the lively members of SnB at the time (Madeline, Alex and Jordan I) brought me out of my slump in a supportive, hilarious environment. I might not have been able to control all of the things happening in my life, but I could control where I would be on Thursday nights: the HUB of the SUB. My knitting skills drastically improved too, which was a bonus. Over the past three years I have valued my time at SnB more than I can really describe. Thinking of all the people I have taught to knit is a great source of pride, as is this blog. I enjoy scrolling through past posts and remembering all of the hilarious moments I've shared with fellow group members. I have forged friendships that for once I am certain will stand the test of time and space (they're bigger on the inside!! AMIRIGHT fellow Whovians!?!?). I will be lucky if I can find a similar group of knitters who can tolerate my theatrics for as long as my fellow Stitch 'n Bitchers have. I've threatened to Skype in on a meeting or two next year, if they'll have me.