Now that I’m finally done with the dreaded PhD I can, in addition to freaking out about my research agenda (see yesterday’s post), pick up long neglected hobbies that make me happy such as knitting.
I never really stopped knitting but I did have a kind of love/hate relationship with it for a while because every time I let myself pick up my needles over the last few years I suffered endless “shouldn’t I be doing something more productive”-guilt. But not now! Now I can flip through patterns with glee! I can start something larger than a pot holder without the angel on my shoulder giving her little Tsk Tsk sounds. Now knitting is a celebration of the monkey that is no longer on my back.
Jumping in with both feet, as I always do, I reactivated my Ravelry account, picked out an awesome fair isle sweater pattern, made friends with the lovely knit shop ladies, and then spent 24 hours or so in the last week happily knitting and purling away. The result will be a pretty cotton sweater I can wear this summer. The current progress looks something like this
Tonight I’m off to my first knitting group meetup at Scholar’s Inn! Martinis and knitting. What could be better than that?