Thursday, May 5, 2011

Open Knit Support Group

Ah, well. Look at that. *scratches head* It's been awhile...I wish I had something great to report, but sadly nope...still knitting away on my two projects.  

I finally started my third skein of yarn on the baby blanket so that's coming along nicely.  And I started the increase row on my mittens.  I know I should have completed a lot more by now, but I've been a) lazy and b) job hunting.  I've been pretty discouraged on the latter front.  Rhode Island is a tough state to live in, plus I still have no clue what I want to do for a career.  I would love to go back to school and get my teaching degree, but I'm just not sure I can financially manage that.  So, I've been working on re-writing my resume and with the help of some friends I think it's pretty great.  

In order to focus on job searching, I've cut back on my personal knitting time...I tend to knit best when surrounded by yarn at my local yarn store, The Knitting Corner & Beadery, rather than at I've been staying home more.  Which leads to sad Amy.

BUT, I still have been going to knitting class and Open Knit Thursday.  I love Open Knit. I've made some great friends and it's really nice to be able to knit with such a diverse group of women. I feel like I'm always learning something new! Last week, Betsy the shop owner helped me with the increase row on my wristlets and tonight I received help on adding my third skein of yarn. But mostly, I love being able to stitch and bitch.  

It's easy to see why women find solace in a knitting group.  There is something extremely comforting about being able to air your woes in life and in knitting and having a support group there for you.  Most of these women know my unemployment woes and have been keeping their eyes open for any job news.  And I've only known them for a short period of time.  So, this is a big thank you to all those wonderful women - Betsy, Stephanie, Claire, Scarf Barbara, Boat/Sock Barbara, Cathy, Jackie, Mary and the beaders.  

You guys keep me grounded and in a relatively happy place. Thank you.