Thursday, December 03, 2009

Knit One, Purl Two

Anyone familiar with The Meeting School knows that knitting is a female activity integral to community life here. Over the past three months, we've sat in meetings watching students and faculty members bring gloves, hats, scarves, sweaters, and socks into being out of lumpy skeins of wool.

Friend in Residence Ginny Hoffman, one of the campus's avid knitters , generously sent out announcements last week with the following notice:

"Gentleladies are invited for knitting instructions and discussions of delicate topics Wednesdays from 7 to 8 pm."

In a scene Ginny described as "nothing short of glamorous," five "gentle ladies" indeed arrived to take part in the knitting circle. It has been reported that one of them learned to successfully cast on. Ginny says, "Yup. She used size ten knitting needles with lavender yarn. She did a good job, too."

So the question remains. While the gentle ladies show up next week, needles and yarn in hand? And perhaps more interesting, what will they be wearing?

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