knitting my way to extrovertism

I'm quite the introvert.

Thus, eleven days of Summerfest drains quite a lot of energy out of me.  You see, selling CDs at Summerfest looks a bit different than it does at other shows that we do.  At this festival, Dan plays for tips and CD sales, so while he plays, I chat with people, sell CDs from the table, walk around with a tip bucket, and walk around with CDs!  From before he starts playing until well after his set is done, I'm socializing, small-talking, and explaining who we are and what we do.  While I love doing this, the introvert in me gets throughly exhausted in the process, especially when the process happens twice a day for eleven days!  

I've found, though, that I'm able to knit my way to extrovertism (yes, I know...I made it up...)  Having my yarn, my needles, and even a book in my hands (or even just by my side) throughout the day makes me feel so much more grounded.  A few stitches here and there makes me feel alone in my own world, even if it's only for a minute or two.  It helps me recharge, making me ready to chat with and enjoy the next wave of people who come my way.  

Here's to a chilly Summerfest Day #7, filled with lots of people, a page or two of reading, and a few rows of knitting!