The government entity I work for is having a “Knitting Over Lunch” group once a week. A lady from another department runs and teaches it. I’ve gone twice now.
It’s awesome to see different people from different departments and how diverse our knitting group is, and not just in skill level. Beginners are certainly welcome to the group, as well as the most season pros. Rhonda, who runs the group, patiently works with those who are learning. A few others, myself included, volunteer to help beginners, too.
I helped a lady named Aiesha who had started knitting a while ago, but stopped. Same for her daughter. She explained that she takes the train to work and would like to knit on her commute. Aiesha had brought her previous work in to show that she had done this before, and wanted to continue with it. I reviewed the knit stitch with her, and taught her how to purl. Now she can go back and show her daughter, too.
It’s nice way to spend a lunch hour, and I’m meeting a few new people in the process outside my own small department. It’s so neat to see that so many people in our local government organization knit!