Quixotically Thinking

If knitters ran the world

I was looking at my knitting pattern and realized how much it looks like lines of code. It got me thinking.

If knitters ran the world, the way we encode and decode messages would be different. We could create patterns that would spell out messages once knit out. I have this great image in my head of ladies sitting in rocking chairs frantically knitting with a supervisor going “Have you found the location of the bomb yet?” “Hold on a second, I’ve got 12 more rows to go…” It would certainly slow down the process of war.

Why not? The Inca empire sometimes used to use ropes with knots tied in them to communicate. (Look it up, they’re called Quipus) Why not knitters?