Friday, June 27, 2008

A knitter in the wild

I attended a computing technology conference in Orlando this week. Among the 800 or so geeks running around with smartphones and laptops I found knitting in public! Carol from Seattle impressed me with her courage to knit while listening to the session on how server virtualization is impacting root cause analysis.

My apologies to Carol for the picture quality - I had to use my geeky smartphone. I had fun talking to Carol. She is an interesting and delightful woman... and her sock was beautiful too.

So fellow knitters, the end of the story is that Carol knitted for 3 days in the conference and no one vilified her, spit on her, or asked her to pack up her knitting and beat it. If Carol can knit unharmed surrounded by geeks, so can you!

Monday, June 16, 2008

What was I thinking?

I’m sure this has never happened to you.

I knit the entire pink square without a hint of disaster while watching the US Open.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lost My Knitting Mo

I think it was inevitable. I have lost knitting and blogging momentum. I am in a slump.

When I started this blog last December I was flush with ideas, projects, and thoughts to write about. Because I am seldom without opinions and ideas at work (I am a manager, after all) I just assumed I’d have knitting brilliance flowing freely for a long time.

Part of the problem is that knitting and blogging about knitting have begun to feel like a job that I have to do. I already have a job – in fact, several jobs. Y’all know what I mean.

Knitting for me is a hobby. A pursuit of leisure, a diversion, a sideline relaxation. Not a job. And because knitting is starting to feel like a job I am starting to feel belligerent. I like to think of myself as determined and gritty but my husband says that sometimes I’m just plain obstinate. I think I feel a wee bit obstinate right now.

So it is time to step back and make knitting a hobby again. And knit just for pure enjoyment when I want to. And if I want to blog I will - not because I have to.