Ah, knitting time…..!

I had two whole hours today to knit–in public–at work! We had a company-wide meeting, which for those of us in a satellite office means huddling together in a conference room around a computer screen and a telephone, watching Powerpoint slides on the computer and listening to one disembodied voice after another give us the latest status on the company. I knew I’d fall asleep if I had to sit still for two hours like that, so I brought in my knitting. What a wonderful thing–I was able to listen (and pay attention!) to all the details of the meeting, all while feeling utterly decadent and completely useful while knitting. Hurrah me!

My latest project is inspired by Lene, who knit the cutest French Market Bags I’ve ever seen (here and here). Gorgeous!

I don’t have pictures of mine yet — at this point, it’s just a blob of orange stockinette. (Besides, it was gutsy enough to knit in the conference room today. If I’d been taking pictures at the same time, who knows…?). I’m using Cascade 220, which I understand felts beautifully. I’d like to embroider something on it the way that Lene has, but I haven’t decided what my motif will be. Birds? Leaves? Sunflowers? Happy faces? (okay, I can safely say it WON’T be happy faces!)

It just feels so good to be knitting again–even though I have to crank the air conditioning to even consider having wool in my lap…

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3 Responses to “Ah, knitting time…..!”

  1. Knitting Linguist Says:

    I just read your comment on my blog, and I had to pop over and take a peek šŸ™‚ Congrats on the meeting knitting — I honestly don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t knit during meetings (and, in fact, I’m regretting leaving a committee that met two hours a week this past year, just because I got so much knitting done — is that sick?). Once you start, it’s hard to stop.

    Your berry growing sounds absolutely yummy. Have you tried the little wild strawberries yet? They produce less fruit, but nothing tastes quite so very much like a strawberry as they do…

    BTW, thanks for commenting — it’s good to know there’s someone out there!

  2. Fiberjoy Says:

    I’m usually the only one knitting at meetings but they really are a most productive setting.

  3. Ooh, I would love to knit during meetings. Perhaps I wouldn’t be so sleepy that way! I knit the french market bag years ago, but these inspire me to think about it again!

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