Knitting helps in business

No, really it does. I had to go out of town this past week for a client’s annual meeting, and my portion involved helping put together PowerPoint presentations for the various VPs of a carpet manufacturer. I was waiting at one point, listening to a couple of them converse about the challenges of the carpet business, mainly natural vs. acrylic fibers, dye lots, etc, and was feeling very smart because I totally got it. That’s right – I understood about carpet manufacturing, and knitting is what helped me do it (I felt even smarter when I listened to one VP be enlightened by another VP to the fact that dye lots are limited by vat size, and I had a “well, duh,” moment).

After this 20-minute conversation, the lone female VP turned to me and commented jokingly, “I’m sure you absorbed all of that,” to which I replied, “actually, yes – I’m a knitter.” She got very excited at this point, exclaiming that she, too, was a knitter and we then proceeded to have a very animated and interesting conversation about knitting, how awesome it is, and which yarn shops in the area are the best (my choice was Knitch).

This all goes back to my previous post about how knitting has generated the community I lost when I stopped smoking, and when I related the story to the ChickenGoddess, she suggested that perhaps the knitting community is an even better community. I tend to agree.

And I’ll keep an eye out for you at Knitch, Mrs. VP Lady of Carpet Client.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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2 Responses to Knitting helps in business

  1. Yes, but in an entirely different way (see blog header).

  2. Meridith says:

    Is the community of knitters as deadly as the community of smokers?

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