Hi there!  Another new gapper here.  My name is Deirdre and I’ve been at gap for three months now. I’m a transplant from Minneapolis and I’ll be the first to admit that I have gotten spoiled by the great weather down here in San Diego.  Mid-60s in the middle of January?  I’m freezing, but I’ll take it!

It’s a good thing that when I’m not manipulating all that awesome data here at gap I moonlight as a knitting teacher and can make my own sweaters.  Yes, really!  I work weekends at a yarn shop and I whip out samples for designers in my spare time (haha).

Our mascot, Herbie, tagged along with me to work this weekend.  He was quite the character, flirting with my students and hamming it up for other visitors.  Here he is making himself comfortable in one of our displays.

Of course, he kept dropping hints about getting some hand-knitted goodness for himself and I couldn’t resist.  By the end of the day he was able to walk out the door proudly wearing his very own gap intelligence sweater.  It pays to be a mascot, wouldn’t you agree?