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Spookygrrrly
New Pal

USA
28 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2005 :  04:53:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit Spookygrrrly's Homepage Send Spookygrrrly a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm a hairdresser.

I find it interesting that the majority of knitters who've replied to this thread seem to be in technical careers.

-April
Please visit my blog at:http://www.spookysknits.blogspot.com
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baby
New Pal

USA
30 Posts

Posted - 07/07/2005 :  10:27:29 AM  Show Profile Send baby a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have worked for BellSouth for 25 1/2 years as a Administrative Reports Clerk. We are the part of BellSouth that produces The Real Yellow Pages. I can retire in 4 1/2 years at the young age of 49 - then I can knit and play.

baby

beth
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imamamaof2
Chatty Knitter

178 Posts

Posted - 07/07/2005 :  3:41:49 PM  Show Profile Send imamamaof2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am a middle school science teacher after several years of doing pharmaceutical research. I have a M.S. in Genetics and an M.S. in Education. Currently, I am working on fine tuning that balance between grading papers/creating lessons and knitting. Man, that's hard!
:o)
Happy Knitting!
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singerdeb
New Pal

USA
28 Posts

Posted - 07/08/2005 :  2:30:19 PM  Show Profile Send singerdeb a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi, I'm a professional singer and college professor of music! I posted more details on the "Music and Knitting" topic. I'm supposed to be writing my doctoral paper this summer - but I'm doing more knitting than research.... ;)
-Deb
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Juleebird
New Pal

USA
8 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2005 :  11:12:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit Juleebird's Homepage Send Juleebird a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am in marketing for a company that caters to exhibiting craftspeople, artisans, and performers. It is called Festival Network Online.

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"www.festivalnet.com" Festival Network Online: Craft Shows, Art Fairs, Music Festivals, and more
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blr2449
Permanent Resident

USA
1378 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2005 :  1:03:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit blr2449's Homepage  Send blr2449 a Yahoo! Message Send blr2449 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm an Information Systems Training Specialist for Philips Medical Systems (part of Royal Philips of the Netherlands). It's all computer work for me. I set up training for employees who need to run certain systems to manufacture our medical equipment. I also am the creater and keeper of several web sites for the company. In addition, I have several other 'odds and ends' jobs.

When I divorced 3 yrs ago and left Massachusetts for Michigan, no one could do or wanted to learn my job, so the company set me up in my home. Since all my work is PC based I log into the company's servers and away I go.

I'm extremely blessed to have a job I love and be recompensed richly for it.

Barb in still steamy Michigan

"You can't get a hit unless you're swinging."

http://www.livejournal.com/users/graniterose/
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TemmieSadow
New Pal

USA
1 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2005 :  12:29:00 PM  Show Profile Send TemmieSadow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I work for a company that runs call centers around the world. We pride ourselves on uniformity, so knitting is a good extra-curricular creative outlet. And as noted above, it's great for those who like to play by the numbers, and look for patterns in the numbers.

Temmie
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Chayah
Permanent Resident

1927 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2005 :  5:56:38 PM  Show Profile Send Chayah a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm a Hebrew tutor. C.
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Lorli
New Pal

USA
12 Posts

Posted - 07/15/2005 :  1:42:12 PM  Show Profile Send Lorli a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm a neurologist and part-time farmer: we raise sheep and cashmere goats. The animals and knitting help me to keep at least partially sane. I knit sweaters for the baby lambs and goats every year.

Lorli
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truly violet
Permanent Resident

6398 Posts

Posted - 07/15/2005 :  2:51:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message  Reply with Quote
not another toy maker??
I feel so alone

sniff

vi


none of this will matter in 100 years.......except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/
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Kimbre
Warming Up

USA
52 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2005 :  7:33:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Kimbre's Homepage Send Kimbre a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I love reading about what everyone does!

I am primarily a SAHM but I break that up a bit with about 20 hours a week in a veterinary hospital. I work in the front office, but am actually a certified veterinary assistant, which unfortunately our practice does not have. But I love it anyway, though at times it is hard, especially when the end comes for a sweet furry life. Though that is heartbreaking, we also get to see and play with all the puppies and kittens and help animals in many other aspects. I love it, but 20 hours a week is enough for me with two small kids. Anymore hours and I wouldn't have time to knit!

Drop by my blog!
http://kimbresspace.blogspot.com/
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flaca8674
Chatty Knitter

USA
106 Posts

Posted - 07/28/2005 :  2:19:50 PM  Show Profile Send flaca8674 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am in the Quality Control department of a steel forging company that makes parts for Ford, GM, Mercedes, & Chrysler.

Mary
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Filo
Chatty Knitter

Brazil
108 Posts

Posted - 07/29/2005 :  04:47:25 AM  Show Profile Send Filo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am an Economist and have an MBA. After working a couple of years for Citigroup in Marketing, I am now working in a Hospital with Health Training and Education.

Patricia
Sao Paulo Brazil
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ClaudiaRN
New Pal

USA
4 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2005 :  09:45:47 AM  Show Profile Send ClaudiaRN a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As my name sugests, I am a RN. I work with over 130 disabled adults ages 18-75, via 2 nonprofits: 13 grouphomes of 5-6, one of 10 and a compund with 60 Residents. They have Autism, Downs Syndrome, CP and other various challenges. In one setting there is a textile art center where many weave professionally and where a handful of "my Special People" knit as much as they want!

As the sole licensed medical person(DD RN), I am an advisor, advocate, caregiver, staff trainer, hands on and triage nurse,... and various other hats. I often spend time at Dr. offices and Emergency rooms. And what do I do to fill my waiting room time? I CAN KNIT. Great time to think through what is coming up. I carry 2 projects in my car at all times. Currently at home I am tackling the intricacies of knitting on 2 machines. Both basic, from an era /pre-patterning attachments and all the various gizmos for shaping etc.. Still very hand knitting-like to me!

I also KIP at Macintosh computer group meetings, of which I am a leader.

In my earler life I have been a Medical NonProfit Director, nanny, performing jazz dancer, yachtswomen/world traveler, stay at home mom, cub scout leader, martial arts instructor, bodyworker, herbalist/ farmer, restaurant designer, (in college I was a house mother at one of the instutions I work for now), computer consultant. Ummm probably omitted a few things...Lots of volunteer work overseas in medical settings..

Anyway Mutti and Oma taught me to knit at age 5.

Love the topic!


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kadiddly
Permanent Resident

USA
3076 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2005 :  10:16:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit kadiddly's Homepage  Send kadiddly a Yahoo! Message Send kadiddly a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm a stage manager by training, and a theater technician to pay the bills when I can't get a SM gig. Basically, it means I run shows in live theatre, and, for the moment, live contract-to-contract. Currently, I'm deck crew for the Creation show at the Crystal Cathedral, the stage manager/road manager for John Gabriel's Magic: Redefined (I run the shows and supervise all equipment loading/unloading and setup/strike), and prepping to be the performance stage manager for My Way, a musical based on Frank Sinatra. One stage manager will run the rehearsal process while I finish my contract with the Cathedral, and then I will take over when tech starts so she can go work on another show. It's a demanding, hectic, stressful, feast-or-famine business, and I couldn't imagine doing anything else! The best part is that I almost always have some time to knit...backstage if I'm not busy or on break, during the days if I have evening shows, during the evenings if I have matinees. As long as you're still focused on the show, you can get a lot of other stuff done between cues!

FO: scalloped baby blanket, "Cleo" halter top
WIPs: Winter Night Afghan (Blue/Cream), Knitted Stripes Afghan, Homespun Diamond Lace Shawl, Winter Night Afghan (Emerald/Tan)
USO: Catch the Wave Afghan, Waikiki T-Strap Tank, Booga Bag, Hat and Mittens
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shyclown
Warming Up

USA
74 Posts

Posted - 07/31/2005 :  09:00:06 AM  Show Profile Send shyclown a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm a full time computer Geek. My title is Complex Problem Manager which just means you get to talk to me when you are really pissed-off, and then I move heaven and earth to get a solution or workaround. No PC's - mainframes. The OS I have supporting for >25 years is being obsoleted so I am looking for something else to support before I get laid-off (sp?). Sometimes I knit during interminable conference calls and webinars.

Shyclown

"Life without hex is decimal"
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rhodyknitter
New Pal

13 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2005 :  12:09:57 PM  Show Profile Send rhodyknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am a Director of an ambulatory surgicenter. I have been a nurse for over 20 years. I love the operating room it is the best field in nursing. Of course that is only my opinion. Yes alot of days it is like the show scrubs.
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rhodyknitter
New Pal

13 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2005 :  12:12:31 PM  Show Profile Send rhodyknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am a Director of an Ambulatory Surgicenter. I have been an Operating Room nurse for over 20 years. Where does the time go. Oh well the operating room rocks and so do OR nurses. Knitting is my stress reliever from compulsive surgeons.
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ellieknitz
Chatty Knitter

USA
112 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2005 :  7:53:06 PM  Show Profile  Send ellieknitz a Yahoo! Message Send ellieknitz a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am a second grade teacher in a public school. I have a Reading Specialist Certification and a Master's in Education. A few years ago, I took time away from schools to work in public television. I developed a preschool education outreach program that was noticed by a few folks. I traveled around a bit with the nice people who make Sesame Street and did the national Early Childhood speaking circuit talking about family literacy and preschool readiness. I also had the pleasure of working with the people from MisterRoger's Neighborhood. Yes, Fred Rogers really was as nice as he seemed. :-) But, alas, I missed being up close and personal with the kiddies, so back into the classroom I went. In a couple weeks, I will be starting my 24th year as a teacher, and my 11th year back in the classroom after my hiatus. I have also directed high school plays, and assisted my husband with concert lighting and sound for national and local bands and artists.

Lining my empty nest with yarn,
Laura
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jaw
Seriously Hooked

USA
669 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2005 :  5:06:36 PM  Show Profile Send jaw a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just went back and re-read all of the postings on this topic. It is amazing how many different careers are represented here. After 5 years as a history teacher and 31 as a librarian I am hoping for early retirement next year. It will only be one year early, but with the benefits I think the time has come. I just wish I had done some serious thinking and taken early retirement this year. I am looking forward to a lot of knitting time after retirement and have too many projects on my list. I fit the old adage about having enough yarn to last til I die, but am still adding to my stash. I just ordered enough from KnitPicks to do the felted market tote - will be my first felted project - and also enough for a scarf and mittens for the cold Iowa winter to come.
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