Hit me with a mack truck!

Photo credit: Gretchen Abraham-Banks for the WSJ

There’s a really interesting read in the March 29 edition of the Wall Street Journal on truckers who spend weeks on end with the open roads–and a pair of knitting needles to boot.

Apparently, as drivers experienced carting smaller hauls in the recession, they sought out something to do with their hands and free time–and took up sewing, knitting, and other fabric craft. While many of the truckers–the profession boasts 90% of its workers male–found it to be a “girly craft” they wouldn’t be caught dead doing, others have embraced sweater making, scarf knitting, and even quilting.

So cool.

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