Today I read a study in the newspaper that said our close friends have dropped from three to two in the past decade. That sounds so sad to me. Friends are what keep us going in good times and bad. I consider myself very lucky. I have some wonderful friends. I'd say I have three extremely close friends, and many more that I can count on. I have friends from college that I don't talk to very often, but would fly across the country in a minute if I needed them. What I don't think the study took into account is blogging friends. We are there for each other, sending congratulations when necessary and prayers and positive thoughts when needed. Friendship takes on all sorts of different forms these days, it may not be as traditional as in years past but it is just as important for our well-being.
These lovely ladies arrived at my home yesterday for our annual Knitting Group Holiday Party. I had them over for lunch, which I forgot to take a picture of to show all of you I really can cook, well occasionally anyway. I really like this group of women. We are all so different but yet have knitting or crochet in common. My good friend Amy (peeking her head out in the middle of the picture) formed this group several years ago. I had had a group at my house for several years and did not want the responsibility anymore so Amy picked up the slack. We meet twice a month at each others homes. It is just a lovely way to connect.
We swap presents, and yes these women can be brutal swapping your present right off your lap. I got this lovely Noro....yes my love/hate with Noro will continue for a while longer.
As I was the hostess I received these lovely yarn ball ornaments.
And Amy gave me this very fun shawl project. I think I will be hosting again next year to get more fun surprises. For my present I made a Queen Anne Lace scarf and had a wonderful skein of yarn, hope that it was well liked by the recipient.
I am blessed to have wonderful women in my life. I am including all of you in that statement. I have grown to cherish all of my blogging friends.
So here is to all of you out there in blogging-land. Hope you have a wonderful, safe and healthy weekend. Hope you find time to do something you really love during this crazy time of year.