I think a few changes helps to show how banal and sick they are:
Later that day, during lunch, Katty, an inactive
deaf knitter, approached Gabriela to ask about
the craft show. Gabriela replied frankly: “It was
beautiful! But now as a professional knitter, I want to
stay faithful to wool. So I must let you know
that I can’t be your friend anymore because you use Nylon.
Being your friend can affect my
status in the craft. You need to change. It’s important
to get back to wool and also to talk with
the senior knitters. I know you can change for the better.”
Thanks to Gabriela’s forthright but loving admonition,
Katty talked with the senior knitters, received a new ball of wool
, and became active in knitting once again.