Who is DaveyKnits?
I am a 40-something queer knitter living in the “Queen City” – Charlotte, NC. Computer geek by day, drag queen extraordinaire by night. A Charlotte native, I have seen so many changes in this beautiful city and I look forward to what is in store. #EastSidePride
I created this site to collect my musings that happen while I am out experiencing what this crazy thing we call life has to offer.
How long have you been knitting?
Knitting started out for me as a way to quit smoking and handle my depression. You can usually find me in a local coffee shop knitting or designing new patterns. I have been knitting for nearly 20 years now and have loved every minute of it. I also like to crochet, quilt and sew.
I love good food and wine, so there is nothing better than cooking a good Sunday supper and enjoying some quality time with my needles.
What is your documentary all about?
While viewing the documentary about Lennie Gerber and Pearl Berlin – Living In The Overlap, I met the wonderful Mary M. Dalton, a women’s studies and film professor from Wake Forest University. We instantly hit it off and a couple of weeks later we had lunch. As I started to tell her more about myself and my story, she asked if she could make a small short film about me. Taken after the namesake of my blog, Tales of a Queer Knitter Living in the Queen City, QKTIC tells the story of how I became a knitter, my coming out story and how I ended up creating Lana Cane “The Girl You Are Itching to See”. Lana is is an homage to my mother, a nurse for over 40 years. Think of her as one of those northern ladies who moved to South Florida and somewhat retired.