Unemployed Knitters

I'm facing unemployment. Come the end of September, I won't have a job anymore, and for the first time in my life I'm not finding jobs as fast as in the past. I'm not in my twenties anymore and there's a ton of competition.

Apparently, I'm not alone. In California, unemployment is up to 12% seasonally adjusted for June.

So I'm wondering, are there other unemployed knitters?

Here's what I've found.

Crazy Aunt Purl has been talking a little bit about being unemployed. I'm hoping it turns into another book. It's made for some interesting reading in the last couple of weeks. I've really been looking forward to her updates.

Diary of a Klingon Knitter is also coping with unemployment and it seems he's even using knitting to cope. He's moving his blog to tumblr, which I will be adding to my feed.

CJ Arabia says

So now that I'm unemployed I'm going for my bachelor's degree ... in knitting!

Here's a group of people using knitting to cope with unemployment.

Which brought me to Stitch Links, a fantastic site that endeavors to understand how the needlearts help people deal with stress and illness.

Hazwoolwillknit was lucky enough to only be unemployed for three months, but started an unemployment blanket. Hopefully for her it will stay unfinished. :)

Deraveled is in the same boat as me, and it happened recently, so go over there and show her some knitter love.

We're knitters and we need to stick together. :)



0 #1 Worsted Knitt 2010-08-17 21:30
I'm really sorry for your job situation! I hope you'll find something great soon and won't need to start an unemployment blanket!
0 #2 Village Books 2010-08-21 23:58
I've been unemployed for over a year. Knitting and my knitting group has saved my sanity. But I decided to send myself to "Knitting College" (books & me in my living room) and have taught myself to spin & dye. I have a small bookstore as a supplement, which now is my sole employment. I've added all kinds of knitting & other fiber related books to the inventory (all used & cheap). Now I'm adding roving and yarn. I can't live on it but I feel like I'm taking action - action that I love. I've started doing fiber festivals. Wish me luck!
0 #3 KnitLuck Angela 2010-08-22 02:28
Good luck, Village Books. You're doing a great job of staying busy and it looks like your spinning and dying efforts are paying off :-)

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