Saturday, January 17, 2009

Making the Best of Brrr

There's an intrepid group at work that usually walk together on their break to get some exercise and fresh air. Only heavy rain and cold deter them. The recent subzero temperatures have made it impossible to walk outside so they've decided to make the best of a bad situation.

They are using their break time to learn how to knit. Paula and Rita know how to knit and are giving lessons to Pam and Roxanne, the novices who are catching on very quickly. They have begun with a scarf as their project.

Hollaye joins them, working on her penny rug project.

Roxanne and Paula multitask, playing their Scrabble game along with knitting. They usually play Scrabble during their lunch break, so it's an ongoing game.

They've found the perfect way to take their minds off the miserable cold, by doing something together in congenial company.

I call them the Knitting Bee. They may not all be knitting projects, but they are knitting the fabric of friendship, sharing, and collegiality. It may be cold outside, but you can feel the warmth in the break room when they gather there.