Tough men knit too

Fishermen threading their hooks by Ria de Alvor, Algarve, Portugal

Fishermen threading their hooks by Ria de Alvor, Algarve, Portugal

These are fishermen and their craftsmanship back in the town where I grew up. They are tough men living tough lives everyday. They face the cold wind and dare the big waves. Their skin is burned by the sun and wrinkled by the salt. Their fingers are calloused but still gentle enough to mend their nets and thread their hooks. They craft and knit too, in their own special way. This is how I will always remember my people: hardworking, humble, fearless.

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About The Knitting Scientist

I was born in a land where the sun shines bright, time passes by slowly and people take pride in what they do. My mom taught me my first stitches and I never put down my hook and needles again! Later I became a scientist, dwelling within the mysteries of life and the universe, using logic and analytic thinking, giving my humble contribution to human knowledge. Scientist during the day, knitter at night. Just like a super hero, creative hands on an analytic mind is my super power! That's me and this is my story lost among test tubes and balls of yarn!

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