After being forced to miss 5 weeks of knitting group, I returned today with knitting and camera in hand. And it was restorative. And although some folks don't care to have their picture taken, everyone was gracious and happily posed for the picture. (and I am sure that my causal mention of tears if anyone refused had no bearing on their decision to participate.) :-)
Of course I had missed a bunch of conversations over those missed weeks - there was an interesting match-making arrangement underway. And then there was a conversation about a clown and a hobo and some sort of pleasurable event (you had to be there for that one!). Oh yes, there was knitting as well. It is a knitting group, after all.
It is hard to express just how much I missed this group. They are my weekly "happy pill". These are my "peoples". How can you not be happy when surrounded by such wonderful friends and talented knitters.
Hope you have a group like that!