Dinner with the family

So I have not found a whole hell of a lot of time to do much knitting recently. I can’t believe how many groups I have missed in the last couple months. I long for my knitting groups in the same way that other people long for dinners with the family.
What I have been doing is being sick and working. Lucky for me I have stopped being sick. So the thing I do most these days is work, which is not so bad. The new job is great, the people are nice, the hours are flexible. You think I would think this would be enough. Sadly, I think do to my previous job I have become too jumpy about work, making me a huge stress ball all the time, for no good reason.

So at my last job I had a real communication issue. People would not really let me know how I was doing, except through the grapevine. This made me crazy and extremely self conscious. I worry about what people think and always fear that people were not being straight with me. It’s a horrible feeling. in the end, I am glad my last job ended when it did because I realized after the fact that I had all this fear and anger built up inside of me and I was not dealing with it very well. So now I need to start to let go of it. It’s a hard task that will take many days of yarn overs, like my chuppah.

My knitting groups became the place where I would unwind and join the rest of my knitting family. And now that I am missing groups and being crazy… I miss my groups all the more.

There is no substitute for group, I have been to two sheep and wools in the last month, not the same…

So… if you are still with me a couple of quick notes:

  • The Boston Knit Out & Crochet Too 2007 is coming and we are looking for sponsors and contributors. I am again helping out with the event, feel free to contact me or go to the website for more info at bostonknitout.com
  • I am still looking for people to share what is on there needles, I will be lurking in the yarn shops this weekend, but would love it if you called in to let me know what you are working on. 206-888-4187
  • I still need to contact my drawing winners, I have not forgotten you…
  • This weeks show will feature and interview with Carol Martin at Farmhouse Yarns
  • I am thinking about taking some time off soon and re-launching the website with some pretty graphics and a release schedule, if you have some ideas about how to improve the site or show please drop me a line at 2skiens@itsapurlman.com

8 thoughts on “Dinner with the family”

  1. I totally understand where your coming from on the value of the knitting group…I don’t know how you survived without it!

    Keep up the great work.

    PS – I left you a voice message;)

  2. Unfortunately I totally understand where you’re coming from re: being self-conscious at work. Try your best to believe in yourself and your abilities.

  3. Delurking alert!! For what it’s worth Guido, I love your podcast and listen every episode. I really love your interviews and the ep with your Mum was fabulous. She sounds like a real sweety!

    My boss often says “If you haven’t heard from me, you can assume you’re doing fine!” Thankfully I don’t often hear from her! I emailed this week to update her on what I had been up to and she emailed back a “Thanks” and a “Well done!” Yay!

    I might just take you a little while to get your confidence back. New place, new people, new attitude!

    I can’t leave you a voice message, but on my needles at the moment is a very old Baudelaire, a knee sock for my daughter Purl and in my head is what a Sockapa-loser I am because I can’t commit to a sock pattern nor a yarn! See . . . self doubt plagues us all! Have fun at the knit out!

  4. Hello,
    Are you going to be in Copley Plaza for Worldwide Knitting Day, as posted here?
    Thanks!

  5. Yes I will be at Copley Plaza… I need o make this announcement on the show… No biggy, just trying to get the knit out…

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