i knit: a brief history PLUS SOME MONSTERS!

During one of those grade school summer trips to my grandparents house I encountered that yarn and needle thing people do.  That town still hasn’t grown over a thousand and with not a lot to do, weeks at my grandparents included a lot of puzzles and John Wayne movies.  I distinctly remember one of those weeks in which my grandmother, seeing me working that Kermit the Frog puzzle again, tried to teach me to crochet.  My kid fingers couldn’t quite grasp the twists and draws, but I could chain like a madman. I made an orange rope of loops that…