“Tightknit: Gunster Yoakley staff bond with needles”

We’d heard that knitting has become more popular, but in law firms too?

"Around noon once a week, Rebecca Bolduc enters the conference room of the law firm of Gunster Yoakley in Fort Lauderdale with a brown tote in tow. She slides into a chair around the large teak table and pulls out items rarely found in law offices — knitting needles.

"Before long, Bolduc is joined by co-workers with totes of their own, stuffed with scarves, sweaters and socks in progress. For the next hour, the office manager, legal secretary, office services clerk and paralegal — about a dozen women in all — will bond over lunch and yarn.

"Some of them have years of experience and dozens of blankets to their credit. Others are new to the craft and still working on the basics. Somehow, in the company of friends, the week’s aggravations disappear among the stitches and chatter.


"In South Florida this sorority of sorts, known as the ‘legal crafters,’ even has a logo and mission statement. The purpose, they say, is not only to have fun but also to give back to the community. They turn their remnants into hats, colorful knitted caps that will cover the heads of people losing hair from chemotherapy or medical injuries. It’s part of a national project called Head Huggers. The group already has made several dozen caps."

BTW, the firm’s website includes brief paralegal bios