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The importance of knitting together

By Jocelyn Okubo  Closely knit: as in community. I believe there’s a reason we use that terminology. In October, I joined a group of incredible people in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, on The Yarnery’s Knitting with Company retreat. Social knitting for me is a relatively recent activity. Joining Ravelry at about the 2 million member mark, I was late in discovering this embarrassment of riches. Immediately, I was captivated and began, like all other Ravelers, losing hours down the rabbit hole of fiber possibility. But my real awakening came from my LYS. On a trip to get yet another cable needle (where DID it go?), I came across a group of knitters sitting around the table. They were the “Friday Group”...

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