(A typical Knitch Sunday, with its usual colorful assortment of awesome folks. Yay, knitters.)
Because it’s the great equalizer. I think I’ve written about this before, but it’s absolutely true. Last Tuesday, the place where I work hosted an event. We invited lots of pretty excellent people, who spent the afternoon having their brains filled with knowledge and inspiration (and their bellies filled with good food). I am generally a little out of my element at these things. I don’t know many people, so I kind of cluster with my coworkers. However, I had a really pleasant surprise.
At Knitch on Sundays, I often knit with several other people. They’re fairly awesome. We’re all varied and different, but we all knit. And usually that’s the only place I see them, except on the rare occasions when I see somebody outside of knitting. At this group, there is a lady with whom I’ve had a few conversations about things (she’s French, so she is interesting to me, as I am interested in all things French).
I was “mingling” at the event when I saw this person in a group of people next to me. So I went over, said hello, and found out that lo and behold, she’s a fairly well-known personage in Atlanta and in the greater magazine world. Who knew? I am also able to carry on conversations about knitting with one of our clients because of this. So where usually I’m just a designer, in the world of knitting we’re all knitters, regardless of what we do when we’re not knitting.
I somehow feel a little less intimidated by Julia Roberts (whom I have never met) because I have heard that she knits.