Thursday, September 17, 2009

creative space

My creative space this week is mobile. I am in Darwin at a conference and when I have free time I am doing a crawl of cafes with good airconditioning so I can knit. It is too stuffy in most of the rooms at the conference venue, good but dull in the hotel room, impossible outdoors and just right in this cafe.


The thing I love about knitting at a conference is it is such an icebreaker, particularly with women. I love that you find all kinds of closet knitters in these conversations and make friends you never would talking work.



These are my Hedera socks. one down one to go. If only I could knit on the almost 6 hours of flying time I will be doing later today.

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11 comments:

Anita Meade said...

Coffee and knitting - sounds like heaven to me. I never knew there was such a thing as a knitting conference. How fun! Your socks look so soft and snuggly - a bit warm for Darwin I'm guessing :)

Amanda said...

The green is yummy, enjoy your confrerence:)

Kate said...

I remember searching the airconditioned cafes in Darwin. Love that knitting is the icebreaker between women. I would definitely try and get the seat closest to yours to get some sock knitting tips. And if only you could knit or crochet on planes....

Bells said...

oh they are looking SO good!

I worked on a sock all the way a conference in Alice Springs last year and yes, it did break the ice! I met a lot of people that way!

Sarah said...

One of the things that most attracted me to learn to knit ahead of trying other crafts was the portability. I love the bubble I can make for myself anywhere with my knitting to hand.

Nikki Cardigan said...

I loved reading this post. The way you described Darwin made me feel as if I was there and the way you described your public knitting and the communication because of it.

dillpickle said...

I hate that you can't knit on the plane! So annoying and silly.

Debra said...

Loving that sock...and such a fab colour....dumb airlines know how to spoil a womans fun...:)

Grand Purl Baa said...

Fabbo socks. Really fabbo! About the flying and not knitting - I know I know. Even in America one is allowed to knit on domestic flights. Apparently Ms Yarn Harlot does it all the time.

Ah so you are not at a 'Knitting Conference'? but just at a knitting conference.

Aussie-waffler said...

I'm impressed with anyone who can produce lovely neat knitting, socks just...well, just knock my socks off !

Michelle said...

I love everything about your post! Coffee, socks, nice yarn and the tropics!

Are you back now? Hope your trip was a good one.