I am not a leader, or social either. This is one of the most profound things I've learned about myself. I really truly do not want to be a leader. However I am being pushed to start a ministry at my church for knitters/crocheters/fiber people. And by pushed I mean gently, at least for the time being is is gently. People keep telling me I should start one, four people at least, including the Hubby. I would think that the Hubby knew me better, but he is also the one I have to thank for pushing me into my first knitting group. I guess he does know me pretty well.
Right now I am pushing back on one of the people doing most of the pushing. She is a fiber person too so I keep telling her to start the group and I will attend. That backs her down somewhat but not enough. I'm not saying this to be mean but I just don't get why she is pressing me to do something she has no wish to do herself.
Sunday I was swooped in upon by someone I've not yet met. After a quick introduction she pulled out a bag of yarn and started asking questions. Many questions, even after my disclaimer that I don't know how to crochet. She's having what I think are tension problems, a bowl shaped granny square rather than a flat granny square. I helped her as much as I could which mostly consisted of going up a couple hook sizes and just play with your work. Don't be afraid to play for a while, if it is not working change something and do that for a while, have fun and relax, you're still learning it is all OK. Which is the best advice I'd given myself.
I have no idea who sent her my way. I do know people are talking about how much I knit, even though I've never knit during the church service. When did I become the expert? I keep telling myself this is why I don't want to start a church club/ministry. I don't want to be the person people continually come to for yarny advice. I like my quiet knitting time while Hubby is practicing with the choir.
So I'm just trying to figure out if I'm being to selfish or if I should just go ahead and fire it up. I could always do it once to see what happens...