You might not think that a call-centre environment would be the place to find too much creativity. However, the monotonous work and the fact that your hands are free most of the time (yay headsets!) means that a mini knitting group has flourished at my workplace.
Out of nine people in my department, five people are knitters/crocheters. When we started I used to sit with my knitting happily stitching away and it has spread. There’s something about seeing someone else knit that makes everyone with the ability want to join in and it’s a lot of fun to sit in a group with our needles and hooks in hand, chatting away about our projects.
It’s like a knitting group that’s occasionally interrupted by customers. I’m also getting paid whilst knitting which is not quite like being paid to knit but good enough!
I know whenever I see anyone knitting it makes me want to join in. Scratch that – even seeing some nice knitted object makes me want to knit. Thankfully I’m rarely without a project on hand. I think it’s safe to say I’ve got a chronic case of the knitting bug and it’s infectious (just watch my coworkers!).