There was an interesting article by Amy Ellis Nutt in Sunday's Washington Post. It was on the health hazards of loneliness Ms. Nutt says, " The most broadly accepted definition of loneliness is the distress people feel when reality fails to meet their ideal of social relationships." Basically, you feel lonely if you're not getting what you need from your interactions with others. Humans need each other, and we always have. " Early on, when survival depended crucially on cooperation and communication, social isolation was a huge risk. So evolution shaped the primitive human brain to desire and need social interaction in the same way it shaped the brain to desire and need food." Loneliness can make you physically ill, while good social connections keep you strong and healthy. Research shows the more different social connections you have, the better. Knitting is just one way to make those social connections. Getting together with other knitters is a wonderful way to make connections, have social interactions, and develop the relationships humans crave.
Knitting at the table at Crazy for Ewe is especially nice because it's available to you whenever you want. There's no need to make plans or call someone and ask them to get together. You can just stop by the shop and visit with whoever is there. It might be just me or Ginni, or Mary, or it might be a whole table full of people to welcome you.
It's First Friday this week - a party in the shop, and you're invited! Come get social with us. There are lots of other fun events your invited to as well. I post them on Facebook and on the shop calendar. The chance to meet other knitters is endless. Just come in and say hi! There's always someone in the shop who's happy to see you. Like the Cheers song says,
Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,
and they're always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see,
our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows
Join us for First Friday, or stop in and join us around the table for a few minutes to knit and share in the community at Crazy for Ewe. You are always welcome here.