General Ginger Knits

random thoughts on knitting and the universe

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

feminism & knitting

Here is an interesting article from The Guardian about Debbie Stoller and the popularization of knitting. They've also included several knitting patterns at the end of the article. According to the article "the secret to gender parity doesn't lie in shunting women from one arena of toil to another, then back again; it lies in everybody being able to range freely between one probably partly boring pursuit and another, according to his or her ambition, without certain activities being irrationally denigrated for their traditionally female associations. This point needs to be made, trenchantly and repeatedly, and knitting is as good a way in as any."

techno hair scarf

Whipped up a novelty scarf last night for a friend's birthday. Its tough to get a good picture of the stuff but its made with Gedifra Tecno Hair. Tonight I'll get started on a new project. Haven't yet decided what it will be.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, what an interesting quote. I'm going to have to go read that article...

Love your sock, by the way. :)

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops, that was me. Forgot to add my name.


2:12 PM  
Blogger Tami said...

Wow that color scarf makes me want to bust out the disco ball and watch a little Dance Fever.

Hope your kitty is feeling better after her surgery last weekend.

Thanks for sharing the article. It was a great read. I plan to share it with some of my female family members and friends.

8:38 PM  
Blogger General Ginger said...

Thanks Annie. Tami, LOL, yes, gotta love that Denny Terrio! Piglet is doing great.

10:21 AM  

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