Why I Knit, #30

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(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.

Cool, huh?

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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