Last week I got an email from KnitSoc, the university knitting society. I signed up in September when the term started, missed the first meeting and didn't really think of it again. If I'm being honest with myself, I didn't want to be the person that turned up at the 2nd/3rd/4th meeting or whatever.
So I got this email, I read the email, I then dismissed the email. And then I remembered my word. So I decided that I would just go for it, see how it turned out. I could always leave if I hated it. It was a little crazy, I even tried to talk myself into not going - because it was raining. But I went. (I realise the fact that I have conversations in my brain probably makes me sound like a crazy person, but, whatever.) I'm not even sure what I was so worried about, everyone else was there for the exact same reason as me - they wanted to get to know some people with similar interests. They didn't want to pounce on new people and eat them alive. Obviously. Sometimes my mind is a very strange place.
I guess the point of this post is that this is working. I do have the confidence to do this sort of thing, I just need to remind myself of that every now and again.
I've got a couple of projects on the needles at the moment, but I decided to take my shawl with me - I wanted something that was fairly easy to knit that didn't require too much concentration. Also, I'm so close to finishing it and I just want to get it done now! It was really nice to just sit and chat with people that share a love of knitting. So glad I went.