I have to be up front here and say straight away that I haven’t managed to do this yet. But I am declaring today to be my Take Your Knitting to Work Day.
In the interests of positive thinking and the importance of having a Cunning Plan I am putting my intentions out there into the universe and trying to start a knit club at work.
Step 1 - Positive mental attitude - see above
Step 2 - Best knitting bag (colourful to attract attention). This is from Hide and Hammer
Step 3 - Most attractive work in progress (also the largest - see Step 2). This is no time for a tiny, discrete sock toe. The WIP in question is the Humulus Sweater
Step 4 - Use the power of research. There was a very timely article in the Wall Street Journal about this very thing - talking about the health benefits of knitting at work - so I’ll email it to the facilities manager.
Step 4 - Position yourself in the staff area at lunchtime with colorful knitting bag and gadgets on display
Step 5 - Have a large coffee to bolster self-confidence and resist the urge to shove my ear buds in and listen to podcasts
Step 6 - Smile and make eye contact with people. This is the big step - as any of my fellow introverts will attest to.
With any luck I might attract the attention of a few passing knitters, or even some interested non knitters who could be persuaded. I have spare needles and yarn in my bag on the off chance.
Wish me luck - I’ll report back,