My new job is stealing all my knitting time. I’m having to fit my yarn addiction in where I can. For those of you who have been impressed in the past by my previous (unemployed) super-productivity , you can sit back and gloat right about now – progress is so slow!
For my current work assignment, I’m having to travel to North London most days on the train and tube – a waste of anhour or so each way, staring out of the window being bored. Alternatively this could be….
…Prime Knitting Time!
Actually there’s about 25 mins of the overland train journey that’s potential knit time – the other 40 mins is walking and being squished on the Underground like one too many “must have” skein in an overstuffed stash box 😯
I’m being pretty unimaginative with my train knitting at the moment, although I claim to be inspired by the Yarn Harlot’s travelling sock. I’m taking the Pink Hedera sock that I had previously knit on the flights for Israel.
The fact they fit in a tiny pouch is a big plus when I already have a laptop rucksack that weighs a ton and makes me look like a human/snail hybrid.
I hadn’t done any more than this when I stated “Training” with them…..
After a week and a half of knitting them, I’ve turned the heel!
OK.OK. I know that’s slow. But I don’t always get a seat .And it’s lace. And I don’t know the pattern. Well frankly, there are times I’m just to knackered to knit! 🙁
I do find though, when I’m tired and absorbed in my knitting, I can get some really good ideas for work – it must be those Theta brainwaves kicking in again 😀
One weird thing did happen on the train though that made me realise I’m a ever so slightly knit-obsessive…
I was staring around the train carriage, absent-mindedly wondering if I should have worn a scarf –Haven is begging to be worn. I scrutinized the other passengers to see what scarfery was being exhibited.
“Hmmm…pashmina, woven scarf, raggy odd grubby looking thing, another pashmina, shop bought knitted scarf……Ohhh – that’s pretty…That looks too yummy to be from a shop….It looks like Kid Silk Haze in fondant pink, Isn’t that the River pattern?…”
I stared at the scarf, analysing it and wondering where I’d seen it before.
I became conscious of the wearer of the scarf looking back at me,
“Oh Dear! I’ve been caught staring at another woman’s chest! How do I explain that?”
My eyes travelled up to her face…
The wearer waved and smiled at me – it was Janie from the Guilty Knitters! A friend I meet with every week!
This is Janie wearing the lovely River at a wedding (because I didn’t have my camera on the train!)
Can you believe I was so transfixed by her scarf I failed to recognise her?? Fortunately, as a fellow yarn obsessive she understood completely why I had ignored her and was quite flattered that her beautiful scarf had distracted me so.
Unfortunately, the rest of the commuters on the carriage, listening to our giggling over this strange occurance, though we were ever so slightly insane…