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"Stitch 'n Bitch…" is the thirty-first post from Emma's Blog. It was published on October 8, 2013.

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 I’m mastering a new language. It goes something like this: k3 (ssk yo k5) k1.
 Figure it out? Me neither, but I’m learning. It’s a line of instructions for a scarf I’m going to make. Yes, I’ve decided to become a knitter.
 I was walking through town when I saw this group of women at the local coffee shop. These women were sitting there, talking and knitting. I know what you’re thinking, but this isn’t a group of old ladies with blue hair and bifocals knitting grotesque sweaters for their grandkids. This was the closest us Oregonians come to hipsters. Some with the coolest tattoos I’ve ever seen. I asked the barista what they were doing and she told me it was a stitch ‘n bitch group. I looked it up at home and stitch ‘n bitch has been around since World War II. It’s kinda like part therapy, part party, part creative outlet. I think it’s just what I need.
 My Dad’s been showing me the basics so I don’t walk in knowing nothing. He had to knit his own socks as a kid back in England. My grandfather taught him how. He even said his Mom ran a group like the one in town!
 Their website says they accept newbies and teach, but I don’t know. I want to go in confident or at least acting like I am. Think it’ll make it easier to make friends if I’m not so nervous about poking myself in the eye.
 There’s this super cool pattern for socks that look like the Tardis from Doctor Who I want to tackle. I might even knit something to cover my tank. Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself, but I’m hopeful this will be good for me because I can’t let the motel guests be my only social interactions. And Norman has a hobby now so why shouldn’t I? I need to widen my horizons, as my counselor at school would say. I’ll keep you all posted on my progress.

Emma's Blog
2013
Living in the Moment…In Case You Don't Know…I Was Playing Minecraft…New Boy in School…Isn't it Strange How…I Have a New Friend…First. Official. Snog!I've Just Had the Scariest Experience…I Was Right!I Am So Pissed Off…Here I Am…I'm Back to Reading Harry Potter…I Just Helped Norman…I've Known This Town Was a Bit Freaky…No Nancy Drew…Norman's Mom is So Nice…This is a Sad Day…I Have a Job!I Messed Up…Norman's Dog…Well Everyone, It's Official…Even Though I Almost Got Fired…Moving On…I'm So Stressed Out…Welcome Back…Honestly, Nobody Thought…I've Got Bad News…Do You Know What…It's My Birthday…SAT Time…Stitch 'n BitchOn the ProwlCooking Catastrophe…This Must Be a Joke…
2014
Movie Reviews…For Jiao…I Can't Believe…It's Been a Few Months…Kyle Miller…Bradley is Gone…Yesterday Was Insane…I Haven't Said Much…I Took a Little Swim Today…Norman's in Jail!Norma was Fishing for Info…I'm So Depressed…They Found Norman!
2015
Breathing In…I Have to Say…I'm So Confused…Stuck in the Middle…!!!Rant Alert!!!Life is Hard Sometimes…I Haven't Slept…God, My Emotions…I had to do it…There is Something About Him…
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