Years ago Grandma Hansen taught me how to knit. Fishermen "back then" knew how to knit and how to repair fishing nets. I later taught my father, her son, and David how to knit as well. When I moved, I brought my afghans and sweaters with me. The afghans are "Fishermen's Afghans" with Irish patterns on them. The two sweaters are Icelandic wool and designs and extremely warm on cold days. The multicolored scarves are recent and done while watching The Vikings and Game of Thrones.
Carolyn hadn't heard about them so I told her I would post photos - here they are. I recently repaired the holes in a few of them; others may not be so easy to "fix". The yellow "yard" stick is for size.