Today’s technology is fascinating, dynamic and largely beyond my comprehension. Self-driving cars. Siri. Drones that deliver groceries to your door. It's amazing.
Then there is yesterday’s technology. Overwhelmed by the glitz of modern advances, do we fail to appreciate the "simple" technology of yore? Consider knitting needles, for example. “Sticks” as one of my favourite knitting students called them at her first lesson.
With those plain steel double-pointed needles and a couple of balls of yarn, I can make beautiful mittens. Simple.
Mittens in Progress
I spend hours musing about the technology of sticks and knitting.
Knitting and Musing
Applesauce Maker circa 1940s
I cook the apples whole, stalks and all.
Pot of Apples
Then I dump those apples in the Amazing Applesauce Maker and crush the softened mash with the wooden pestle. The process is most satisfying.
It is remarkable how little waste is left after this process. So efficient! So simple!
And I end up with applesauce that looks like this! Trust me, it's simply delicious.
And if you need instructions on how to knit or how to make applesauce, you just go to YouTube! New technology helps keep old technology alive!
Technology moves forward at lightning speed and most of us are along for the ride, knitting needles in one hand and cellphone in the other!
...Until Next Time...