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Knitting in the news – Stump socks

Posted by Andi on March 19, 2008

Today’s New York Times and an article about grannies protesting the war in Iraq in front of a recruiting center in Times Square. And there was knitting involved.

Today, there were just elderly women singing protest songs and engaging in the subversive act of knitting.

Molly Klopot, 88, who was also arrested in 2005, addressed the group, saying, “The grannies have a special responsibility to say, ‘Get off your fannies and get on the street and stop this thing.’”

She was not knitting, because she is legally blind, she explained, but planned to hold a skein or two if anyone needed to wind a ball of yarn.

Several held up a chilling finished item: the stump sock, for soldiers who have lost limbs, a little inverted cap labeled:

Wear in good health. 75% acrylic, 25% wool. Machine wash, gentle cycle, tumble dry.

Read the entire article here.

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