This is dedicated to the Oban, Scotland knitters.
First time, early with the dogs we went out in the rain. I wore a very hefty down jacket and a polar-tec vest. It was warm and wet. I dried off the dogs and fed them separately.
Then while the jacket and vest were hung to dry I knew the weather was warmer today so I took out my Oban cardigan and it kept me dry. It is made of special wool with lanolin, due to the sheep, that keeps fishermen dry at sea. It is made by special ladies who weave stories into their sweaters.
I’d love to know all the stories, they’re all about lives at sea. Fifty years ago my mother knitted me a fisherman’s sweater and it has been passed down for generations. My aunt can have a conversation without looking at what she is knitting, either a cap or booties for a preemie at the hospital I first went to for tests or a lap blanket for the local retirement home.
These are all stitches in time, over time. Thank you, knitters. Thanks PDX! Cheers, Dee