Not-so-pleasant interactions with the neighbors are nothing new.
What with the crab remains in your trash, the wall pounding every time you so much as whisper, and the decorations they leave up all year (no, their garden gnome is not meant as kitsch), how could things be anything but?
Through Knitting for Our Neighbors — the new weekly knitting classes run by Food & Friends, which donates every sock, scarf, and sweater made to those living with HIV/AIDS and other grave illnesses — that’s how.
The lessons cost nothing (save a $5 materials fee, unless you bring your own) and instruction is for beginners as well as advanced students. You learn a little something new and those in need get lovingly made necessities.
So sign up, sit down, and start knitting. You may even befriend the person next to you and discover the secret to harmonious coexistence.
Namely, good causes make good neighbors.
Classes are Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. To sign up, call 202-269-2277.