I've been knitting since my undergraduate junior year (at the time of writing this page, that's about 8 years), but only became truly obsessed with it a few years ago. I used to only be able to knit scarves and blankets as I was truly terrified of knitting anything that actually had to "fit" someone. But, in the past couple of years I've knit some sweaters, shrugs, and now have started on socks (and boy am I obsessed with them). I started knitting so that I would have something to do while watching TV or movies; I'm not very good at just sitting. That's still when I do most of my knitting, but it's become more about the knitting than the watching. I have so much still that I want to learn (lace and colorwork being the next two on the list). The knitting portion of this blog is meant to capture my journey learning and improving my skills.
I've been involved with theater as long as I can remember. My parents took me to see Romeo & Juliet when I was three and from then on, I was hooked. I was heavily involved in theater and dance from elementary school all the way through high school. In high school, I acted, choreographed, stage managed, and directed. For my undergraduate, I went to the University of Oklahoma and majored in Stage Management. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater with an emphasis in Stage Management.
Upon graduation, however, I freaked out about being able to make a living working in theater. So, I returned to Colorado to go to Colorado State University and get a Masters of Science in Business Administration (CIS). Then I got a job as a software tester and was not involved in theater (other than attending shows) for about 3 years.
I decided I couldn't take the lack of theater in my life anymore. I contacted one of the community theaters in my town, Bas Bleu, and sent them my stage management resume. Before I knew it, I was the light board operator for one of their mainstage productions and then stage managed a Reader's Theatre production. Since then, I've stage managed at least one (usually two or more) mainstage shows a season for them and just this past year started working for the other theater in town, OpenStage Theatre Company, as well. It may not be my "real" job, but it's certainly something that I couldn't live without!
So, in summary, knitting & theatre - gotta love 'em!