I Started Knitting Again on 9/11

CAT’s very personal story of what happened to her on 9/11 was originally posted four years ago at the end of episode fifteen Twisted Stitches.  We decided to re-edit the piece and upload it on its own in honor of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attack.

What am I wearing:

What’s on the set:

World Trade Center photos (cc) Robert J. Fisch, Michael Foran, Matt Morgan, Chomer Zhao

8 Responses to “I Started Knitting Again on 9/11”


  1. 1 Dorothy Worlein

    Your story is very touching. I also started a project at that time. I finished it but just couldn’t bring myself to wear it because it was just too sad. The horror of that day will live forever in our minds. Hopefully our hearts will heal. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

  2. 2 Kris

    Wow. What a story. Short, but very moving.

    I’m glad knitting was able to help you deal with your experience of 911. How is your sister? Does either of you still work in NYC? Are you able to wear the sweater?

  3. 3 Freddie

    Your story brought tears again. This event was our generations Pearl Harbor. Both have carried tears with them. God Bless the USA and all who protect our Freedom.

  4. 4 Barb Rickman

    Kat,
    I have just got finished knitting and spinning thru hurricane IRENE and was also crocheting during 9/11. I know what it means to knit or in my case, crochet my way thru the misery of that day. That is why will NEVER stop doing what I do. It is at times all I have when desaster strikes or when joy comes in the morning.

    I am now about to knit for my first grandchild…but with a bit of trepidation. My son is unemployed and only his wife is working right now. I am unemployed and have been buying food for my son and daughter in law.

    Things have been hard but not impossible. I will knit and spin my way thru all this economic and political trermoil, just as my needles and wheel kept me going thru the storm and 6 days of no electricity.

    Keep knitting no matter what. It makes a difference in our lives and, when a piece is done, others benefit as well.

  5. 5 Ashley

    Thanks Kat for this wonderful story. :)

  6. 6 Maryann

    Thanks for sharing your story. 9/11 made me realize how important it is to spread kindness in this world where there can be so much evil. I find knitting and crocheting to be very soothing, and I give many items to charity. Doing so probably helps me as much as it helps others.

  7. 7 Barbara McCay

    That was lovely. Thanks!

  8. 8 Adrienne

    Thank you for posting this video. I have been knitting since I was a teenager and after I got married and had children we moved to Florida and I immediately stopped because it was so hot. 10 years went by and my eldest son developed mental illness. I had to quit my job and it was an emotionally hard time for me and the family. I picked up knitting again which became my therapy. The project I choose was my first pair of socks.. and I also have not stopped knitting since.. (^_^)

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