Resuming Life as We Know It

German_sock SXSW is over.  Even the folks that came for the music have left.  They say the airport was busier than at Christmas time with everybody tryinHoody_pulloverg to leave at once.  Every year about the end of February I start hating my job and then SXSWi happens and I completely fall in love with my career all over again.  It never fails.   It is such an infusion of energy and expectation coupled with all the buzz of what is hot in technology and all the friendships made, renewed and deepend that I hit an overload point usually sometime before the last day.   I finished a pair of socks while sitting through all the panels.  I finished a sweater in the two days I took off to recover from SXSWi. 

Pattern: Hooded Pullover, Vogue Knitting, Fall 2005
Yarn: Marr Haven Mule Spun Worsted Wool, 6 skeins

100_2040_2  Stephen and I had a great time at the Knitting Nest last Monday night.  It was a small crowd, but it was relaxing.  He signed the Wall of Fame, and posed for some photos.  I'm looking forward to next year and I hope to be able to organize another knitters gathering and/or a craft panel at the conference that will beat the lame one they offered this year.

Abby and Tom have Spring Break this week, so the train wreck getting out of the house in the morning is considerably smaller in scale.  I haven't done a thing about Easter yet.  I have fallen behind badly in reading blogs and need to get caught back up with everybody.  I really wish I was on Spring Break, but not while everyone else is.  I get a lot more done when I'm on my own, if you know what I mean.

Meet Stephen

Monday Night, The Knitting Nest, 6pm-9pm, I'm bringing Stephen (Hizknits.com) to the Knitting Meetup.  Stephen is here for SXSWi where we met last year and he joined us at the Knitbloggers meetup at HCW (where we plan to go tomorrow morning for First Sunday Sit N Knit).  Stephen has a new Knitting Podcast called Y Knit, Genetically Speaking, both hosts just happen to be knitters, and guys.  Stephen wants to knit and see the new shop in town, so, that's what we're doing.  Come join us.

March Forth!

Knitting_2007 I just love a calendar date that issues a command.  Anyway, if you are planning on attending SXSWi which starts Friday, please feel free to join the wiki for knitters:

And then, look for me.  I’ll be the one knitting.

Even more stuff about SXSW.

***Update: apparently I have to send you an invite key if you want to participate – eh, what do you want for free, your money back?  Anyway, please ask and ye shall receive.