I've said it before, and I am sure this won't be the last time, but knitting has afforded me the opportunity to meet some really wonderful people that I wouldn't have otherwise met. Obviously, we all have this thing in common, this yarnlust that draws us in. It's the foundation on which the friendships are built. My yarn friends are young enough to be my children and old enough to be my parents. They are male, female, gay, straight, well-off, just making ends meet, retirees, professionals, stay-at-home parents, in the industry, master knitters, just learning, and so on. Some I see once a year or less, others I see nearly every week. Some have transitioned from knitting friends to friends without the "knitting" qualifier--where the friendship has expanded beyond. I feel so very fortunate.
For the first time in five years, I won't be going to Blue Moon's Sock Camp. I already scheduled myself for CampKIP (session 1), and it turns out that they are the same week. I will miss some of my fellow campers terribly--as well as the Blue Moon and Port Ludlow folk--but it is an opportunity to make some new friends in Missouri. Plus, it is drivable--though a longish drive--and I will be vending my yarns at the CampKIP marketplace. I'm looking forward to seeing some of you there!