I realized that I forgot to post this announcement before. Bad blogger, no cookie.
So, here is the official blog announcement about OUTKnit, the DC Metro area’s GLBT (and friends!) knitting and crochet group.
We meet every Sunday at Murky Coffee in Arlington, from 1-4. Don’t let the VA location scare you–it’s just 2 blocks from the Clarendon Metro stop, and there’s plenty of parking if you prefer to drive.
It’s a really friendly group of people, and since I’ve been asked, no you don’t have to be gay to join. Allies are encouraged to come as well.
If you want more information, why don’t you check out our Yahoo group?
Click to join outknit
Since I’ve been asked, I’ll talk a little bit about why I started this group.
The first reason is because people asked for it–once they found out I was a knitter, I had several people ask me if I knew of any gay knitting groups. The DC Radical Faeries do have a knitting circle, but it meets at people’s houses and I know that I (and a lot of other people) wouldn’t really feel comfortable just e-mailing someone you don’t know and then heading off to their place.
I also think it’s important. A lot of the knitting groups I’ve been to have been dominated by a more conservative group of people. As I’m sure most of you know, stitch’n’bitch discussions can turn rather….interesting. A lot of times I ended up not speaking up, because I wasn’t sure how comfortable anyone would be with a lesbian in their midst. I wanted a knitting group where people wouldn’t have to worry about that.
So, if you’re in the DC/VA/MD area and you’d like to check us out, come on by! There are some awesome knitters and amazing coffee–what’s not to love?