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 trying 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
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.