As stressful some weeks as squeezing in two social knitting events was, now that I’m not meeting anyone, at all, ever, for anything, I’ve been feeling rather unsocialized – working at home does have a few drawbacks, and lack of human interaction is one of them. Don’t get me wrong, I adore That Poor Man. But a chatterbox he is not, and I miss my girlfriends.
So with Wild Iris still closed for moving (I KNOW, I don’t want to talk about it), Sharon and I decided to check out Broken Shelves the other night. They are a new place that’s opened up in early April, and the official name is “Broken Shelves Books & Art.” Used books, art, cozy space. The website is pretty basic, listing location, but if you’re on Facebook they have a pretty active page here.
In addition to seating for about… hmm, between comfy chairs and tall seating, they have seating for maybe twelve or thirteen, they also have a small bar (!!!) where they have a nice selections of beers, but most importantly, have a cider on the menu. I like cider a lot more than I like beer. And I like being surrounded by books, especially old books, so to be on a comfy couch, with my knitting, and a cider, next to a shelf that says something like “please handle these old books carefully”… well, I was at home.
Having said that, I don’t know that it’ll become a replacement place for Thursday Night Knitting, should Wild Iris continue to be delayed. The only reason I say that is because even though it definitely would seat everyone in our group, it would take up the entire store to be able to do that – especially on spinning night, where a couple of tables might even have to be moved. And I’d hate to descend on a brand-new business and ask them to keep that kind of space open for us every week. But I would definitely go back there again, to hang, with one or two girlfriends. You know. If any of my beer-drinking book-loving knitters were available Just sayin’.