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Kevin Abraham-Banks, a Sioux Falls, S.D., trucker, likes to knit

From the WSJ: Kevin Abraham-Banks, a Sioux Falls, S.D., trucker, likes to knit while passing the time on the road. Here he makes a sweater for his wife.

Here’s some inspiration for an artist date: try out some textile arts.

A recent Wall Street Journal article, “Idle Pastime: In Off Hours, Truckers Pick Up Stitching:¬†With Less to Haul, Drivers Try New Hobbies; Quilting in the Cab,”¬†features truck drivers who spend their downtime quilting, sewing and knitting.

The fact that you can take strands of thread and basically make something out of it, that’s awesome I think,” he said.

That’s one of the amazing things I admire about the arts: you can take ordinary things and make something extraordinary.

Another trucker in the article said,

Quilting, he said, “gives you a little bit of ownership. You’ve actually accomplished something with your time off.”

I recently started crocheting again while on vacation. The time passes anyway, why not have something to show for it?

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