When was the last time you tried something new? As much as it might be tempting to stick with things you’re good at, it can be fun and relaxing to try out a new hobby. Since it’s early in the year and we’re still sticking to our goals we decided to step outside our comfort zones and try knitting.
Last week we headed to The Third Piece pop up shop on Newbury in Boston for a night of knitting, laughing and catching up with girlfriends. We had the chance to meet and chat with founders Carina and Kristen and learn about how they got started. Our instructors were so skilled and patient, some of us needed more help than others, haha. They taught us how to get started and answered our questions along the way.
Spoiler, knitting wasn’t as hard as we thought it would be. Once we got the hang of it, it was downright soothing. We’ve got a group text going exchanging pictures of our progress. Pretty sure women who formed knitting or sewing circles back in the day might have been onto something. While our hands were occupied and phone-free, we were able to have some great girl talk and lots of laughs. Our goal is to keep it going for the rest of the year, it’s a fun excuse to get together.
The cool thing about the Third Piece is that you can either buy their handmade knits or purchase the yarn and pattern from them to make it yourself. Their yarn, Funky Chunky, is crazy soft merino wool and comes in the most beautiful and fashion-forward colors. Last week, Gisele Bündchen was spotted wearing this around Boston. Jess is styling this knit tomorrow and we’re teaming up with the brand to give one lucky winner $500 to The Third Piece (more on that below).
Carving out a few hours for yourself once a month to try something new will help you go back to work and home with a more refreshed and creative attitude. At the end of the day, getting a chance to unplug with your favorite people and try something you can all have fun with is pretty sweet.
Congrats to winner Amy W. Thanks to everyone who entered!