Sunday, October 28, 2007

Who else has written about knitting?

Well I found this link where apparetnly I already did. I don't know why I got discouraged from writing about knitting for my thesis but I've been thinking about it for 4 years now.

Here's a link to someone who is doing a documentary on knitting/craft as a cultural explosion. It's mostly, white, hip, young women as far as I can tell. The clip shows no people of color, no one doing craft as a means of economic necessity (AKA poor folks) or crafts as a means of therapy/learning/social needs.

This site looks promising as a combination of craft and activism and has lots of links to other sites combining crafts with different forms of activism/education/social concerns

I'm starting to build a bibliography of articles and books that I will list later. But for now check out this sorry attempt at felting!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I get to do my thesis about knitting!

Yup, one of my profs who is advising me says I should just write about what I know. And what I know is knitting. Well, that and feminist pedagogy. So I'm going to be writing about small learning communities and the uses of Feminist Pedagogy and knitting as a learning tool. Or something like that. How cool is that?

Sunday, October 7, 2007

We are living in a police state and there is a war on our children.