Truckers Working The Needle Route


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.
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.

Truckers, too, need something with which to spend time while waiting for a job. And apparently, for many truckers, needlework fits the bill nicely. It’s relaxing, and productive, and convenient.

Great quote:

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

OK, so it’s not macho. No need to share your secret hobby with the gang:

“In the truck stops, it’s usually a bunch of guys watching football,” he said. “If I sat down with my knitting, I think there would be some funny remarks.”

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  1. Kevin Lee Banks owes more than $25,842.73 in Michigan child support as of 2/14/2013. A bench warrant has been issued for his arrest.

    Truckers always have been a special group of helpful folks! So if you are ever at a truck stop admiring his knitting skills….do the right thing and call the local police department.

    No one wants to see a child suffer due to someone’s selfishness right?

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