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. :)

 

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