I’m a crocheter, not a knitter. I’m wondering if maybe there’s some sort of ideological divide between the two groups — because it seems there’s a considerable population of unhinged moonbat knitters out there.
Check this out, via reader J., who is an undercover conservative knitter on a left-wing knitting website. (Not Safe For Work warning.)
And check out the Palin-hating knitter’s blog banner:
That PDS knitting project and blog reminded me of this group of anti-war “subvervise knitters” I blogged about last year:
Some of the artists address ”issues of politics, gender and ethics,” as a wall text puts it, in a general way. Janet Echelman’s giant, hand-knotted nylon net hanging from the ceiling in the museum’s entryway recreates the look of a nuclear mushroom cloud. Freddie Robins’s sinister-looking gray-knit bodysuit, with the words ”Craft Kills” emblazoned across the chest, alludes to the airline ban on knitting needles in the post-9/11 era.
The works most in keeping with the show’s politically charged title are more interactive and collective, or more related to performance. For example, Cat Mazza’s collectively crocheted ”Nike Blanket Petition,” a campaign against sweatshop practices represented here in a series of photographs, will be sent to Nike’s corporate headquarters.
A video of Dave Cole’s ”Knitting Machine” project shows two John Deere excavators wielding telephone poles tapered to look like knitting needles — and missiles — to knit a giant American flag in the courtyard of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Mass.
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