DATE: 1/08/2007 02:03:00 PM
There is a time to be born and a time to die. A time to laugh and a time to cry, but there never seems to be enough time to knit.
Knitting is a boon for those of us who are easily bored. I take my knitting everywhere to take the edge off of moments that would otherwise drive me stark raving mad. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much
I can't help but agree with that a million and one percent!
I am a part of a million yahoo groups. Of late, I've been on this huge knitting craze. Does it mean that I'm not crocheting and quilting? Oh no...I just go through phases. So to coincide with this knitting phase, I've joined all these yahoo groups. Two general knitting groups, some DC ones, some groups where the moderator announces new additions to their site and some more specific knitting technique ones like Fair Isle, Lace and Scarves. I dont do a ton of replying while I'm at work but I still think about my current projects all the time (they're usually under my desk TAUNTING me).
I wonder what kinds of careers I could possibly find that can relate to my obsessive hobby. I would love to work at a knit shop but let's be real--that won't pay the bills (poo! ) and let's face it--i wouldn't bring home any money anyway because I'd spend it at the store! But I wonder if there is a way I can possibly work for a magazine or something. They're ideas I'm just contemplating
Some people suggest that while it's a great hobby to have that it might loose its fun if I turn it into a career but I really don't think that would happen because I just love my crafts that much. I love talking to people..I'm a little on the shy side but if we have a common ground of a shared craft then I would love the opportunity to meet people and explore my crafts even more.