I recently got offered a job – as an English teacher in Stockholm. This means a big move down south, sharing a pretty small flat with a handsome, tall Swede. It will be a new start in the working world after 2 luxurious years studying music in the idyllic countryside here in the north. I will need to take a big stash of yarn with me to calm my nerves (but where will I store it?!)
I will be commuting on the Stockholm underground, T-Banan, travelling to various schools in the northern district, starting somewhat south. Sometimes it can be fairly quiet on the T-Banan (loud music blaring from headphones and squeaky train brakes aside) if you travel off-peak. However, during the busy periods, will it be realistic to try crafting with my elbows squashed, yarn tangled, needles crampt, surrounding by the i-phone-plugged-in-trance-commuter-brigade? Maybe it will be out of the question. So, it will be a case of taking a small bag along with me and seeing how it goes as to whether I can really squeeze in a stitch or two – as well as myself – on the train.
How do you manage to get the work-craft balance right? Is it easy to fit in crafting around work or family commitments? How many can knit of crochet on the commute? Let me know your stories!