Tag Archives: knitting

Well-knit codes

A colleague here sent around this cool article about WWI and WWII spies who used knitting to code observations for the Resistance. It seems unlikely to me that a lot of knitters went to the trouble to learn codes in … Continue reading

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Textiles Speak

Because textiles are such an integral part of culture, we give them meaning. One traditional, recurring ┬ásubject is solidarity with a political group. This week, the week of an new presidential administration, has stirred up a lot of feelings*. Some … Continue reading

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Keeping warm

This resource is now available: http://www.openculture.com/2016/04/the-online-knitting-reference-library.html Why, you say, do I care? Because the 1970s are best illustrated through sweaters. (see above!) Because the 1980s are best illustrated through sweaters. Because if you are knitting, your annoying sister can’t see … Continue reading

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