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Old 12-04-2008, 12:51 AM   #1
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Subversive knitting on Stephen Colbert
I was just watching tonights episode of The Colbert Report on the comedy channel. He had a segment on a woman stopped at the Canadian border who was prevented from reentering the US. She was questioned about drawings she had. She practices subversive crochet and knitting projects. I found it very interesting and funny too.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:50 AM   #2
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Hmmm, I wonder what the drawings were supposed to be of... what she was making?
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:28 AM   #3
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Pretty sure she was working on this:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=85674

I'll have to check out the episode on colbertnation.com. We don't get cable, but I love Colbert and Stewart.
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:48 AM   #4
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I saw that also. She was knitting and crocheting things that tend to be considered Masculine American symbols and making them all lacey and frilly, for example, SUV and gun cozies. I'll see if I can find a picture. Here is a link to an article and one of her works.
http://www.pressrepublican.com/0100_...278220015.html
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:29 PM   #5
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Love love LOVE The Daily show and the Colbert Report, consider them to b emy primary news source. Do you know what date it was? I must have missed it!!
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:34 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by reeny View Post
I saw that also. She was knitting and crocheting things that tend to be considered Masculine American symbols and making them all lacey and frilly, for example, SUV and gun cozies. I'll see if I can find a picture. Here is a link to an article and one of her works.
http://www.pressrepublican.com/0100_...278220015.html
hahahahaha, although I am not sure I consider a Hyundai Santa Fe a "oversize, macho gas guzzling vehicle" a Hummer or Expedition perhaps but a Hyundai???
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:00 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by GinnyG View Post
Love love LOVE The Daily show and the Colbert Report, consider them to b emy primary news source. Do you know what date it was? I must have missed it!!
It was last night, Wednesday, Dec 3. It was hilarious.

While I think that her work is pretty ridiculous, it's even more ridiculous that they heldher for an hour and a half because of a sketchbook.
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:37 PM   #8
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Oh, is that the lady who knits machine guns and jackhammers? I saw her motorcycle cozy recently. She IS dangerous. LOL
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It was truly great! She took.. an old WW II tank - army green, tread tracking, gun turret, yep... and crocheted like a white flower-motif afghan to totally cover the tank and keep it warm. Fitted that sucker like a second skin!

But my favorite was... she again crocheted little squares of white lacy yarn with cute pink roses in the center of each and - believe it! - fitted it to a chain saw.

Uh-huh. A cut-down-that-oak tree, make a noise like an angry motorcycle, chain saw. Sure looked cute in its coat of lacy white with pink flowers spotted all over it!

Totally off the wall.

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Too cool - Subversive knitter on Colbert Report!
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