I taught myself knitting from you tube/web tutorials when I was in law school. It took a little work to get the hang of it, but I actually became pretty proficient at it.
Works great as a way to keep from snacking - it's pretty much impossible to eat and knit at the same time - and there are lots of knitting groups/circles and classes around (check Meetup or ask at your local yarn store).
Wish I had more time for it these days - last thing I knit was a take home outfit and baby blanket for my second son, but have not knit anything since he was born last spring...
Our library has a few sit and stitch groups (knit, crochet, plus whatever other handiwork ) and the Friends of the LIbrary meet weekly to sort through donations of books to get ready for their bookstore and annual booksale.
I like the earlier suggestion to look up your local community education classes! There are some great offerings here!
You're learning a new language so what about a language exchange group? :) or a craft group if you're into that sort of thing. Or maybe a hiking/biking group... or a yoga class! You can find many interesting social groups in your area if you look on Facebook or Meetup.com
- Danny :) (CST)
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I take boxing classes at a local martial arts gym.
You don't have to take boxing. You could also try ju jitsu, kick boxing, judo, tae kwon do, etc. Martial arts are a fantastic workout and you get to meet a lot of great people. Yoga, I like taking yoga classes. That's another place to meet people and stay active.
You don't have to pay an arm and leg either. Check your local GROUPON deals. that's how I found my martial arts gym. they were running a special on classes.
How about joining a book club ? My cousin loves going to her book club for discussions about interesting books.
I bet your local community education has a lot of great, reasonably priced classes for arts, crafts, and athletics. My hobby is running (more of a run/walk actually due to arthritis in my knees) and so I am part of a run club and run races. I get to talk with a lot of people and I have made a lot of friends.
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Meghan in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Check out your nearest National Park for Volunteer activities if you want an "active" hobby....
For something more conversational...check with your local yarn shop to see if they have a Knit &Chat session... Most will help teach, and many have Volunteer projects like Knitted Knockers or Linus Blanket projects they support and that folks get together and work on....
or, take an art class at your local community college.... patti
Patti "The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." Gandalf: Lord of the Rings
Mentoring, volunteering, geocaching, are among those that get me out with people. Most hobbies. though, keep me at home.
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"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results." ~ Art Turock
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