Competitive Knitting Is a Thing and Finland Is the Best?

By Sharon Stern Gerstman

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EPISODE SUMMARY:

NYSBA’s 120th President (2017-18), Sharon Stern Gerstman joins Sarah and Michael to talk about her path to law, how the card game, bridge, is responsible for meeting her husband and how quitting smoking led her to take up knitting.

Gerstman, counsel at Magavern Magavern Grimm in Buffalo, recalls how her mother knew she was destined to be a lawyer at the age of 5, how a lack of maternity leave policy at a tax firm resulted in her taking a position with the New York Supreme Court in the Eighth Judicial District, where she stayed for 30 years.

Finally, Gerstman discusses her unique hobby of knitting and how that has led her to knitting seminars, festivals, and competitions, like the New York Sheep and Wool Festival, ‘Sock Madness,’ ‘Tour de Sock,’ and ‘The Canadian Crazy Train.’

You’ll never guess what country, Gerstman claims produces the fastest and best competitive knitters.

The Non-Billable Podcast is hosted by Sarah Gold and Michael Fox.

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