June 27, 2007


Today I joined a group.

I went into a craft store to look for something for my mom, and naturally I cannot go in a craft store without sneaking into the yarn section. There I found a table with five older ladies knitting and crocheting. I immediately joined their club.

They call themselves the Fairy Godmothers, and they meet twice a month to knit and crochet little caps and sweaters for the preemies in the local hospital. I got patterns from them to get started on, and I can't wait until the next meeting.

I made five friends today. They're all my mother's age, but who's counting?

Posted by Sarah at June 27, 2007 01:08 PM | TrackBack

I make a lot of friends who are older than I am. I think it is because I'm old inside.

I plan to put a portrait in my attic to suck up all the "old" on my outside, however.

Posted by: airforcewife at June 27, 2007 01:19 PM

Hey Sarah

I'm not much for knitting, but I'm all about making friends...and I think it's pretty cool how you bonded with these women...age is pretty much just a number.

On an unrelated note, I remember at the conference you mentioned how much you like USAA. Apparently, you arenít the only one. Because of people like you, Forrester Research just ranked USAA #1 in customer advocacy. Here's a link to the story, in case you are interested. http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20070625005774&newsLang=en

Thanks so much for being a member, and making your company #1.


Mike Nachshen

Posted by: Mike Nachshen at June 27, 2007 04:38 PM

All of my friends, except for my sisters, of course, are younger than me, by at least 15 years. But we share an interest, plants and gardening. And that means my friends are probably your mother's age too.;D At some time in life age doesn't matter anymore just common interests and sometimes common values. Or not, a couple of my friends are raving liberals, I'm conservative, but that is something we choose to discuss beyond agreeing to disagree.

Posted by: Ruth H at June 27, 2007 06:50 PM

OOPS!! should have previewed that, WE CHOOSE NOT TO DISCUSS POLITICS.

Posted by: Ruth H at June 27, 2007 06:52 PM

I'm super jealous.

Posted by: ERin at June 28, 2007 12:01 AM

If you're ever up in Raleigh, there's the Coolest. Yarn Store. Ever.

Ok, it's at least the coolest one I've ever seen. It's one where, if you're having trouble with a pattern, you can walk in and they'll sit down with you and help you figure it out. It's pretty far from you, but definitely worth stopping if you're ever up in the area. It's in the Whole Foods shopping center on Wade Ave. Some of their stuff is expensive but just walking in is just so dang exciting with the smell of yarn and all the potential...

There are young knitters all over the area, I'm just not sure how to find them. I like the older ladies anyway, though. I'm so glad you found a group!

Posted by: Sis B at June 28, 2007 12:36 AM

I usually get along with older people better than people my own age. I just joined the Red Hat Society myself, and I'm the youngest there by far.

Posted by: Green at July 2, 2007 04:22 PM