Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day

11/11/11 is Veteran's Day here in The States. If you're unfamiliar with the holiday, it's a day where we honor and thank those brave men and women in our military who have faithfully served the country. (Other parts of the world recognize it as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day.)

And what sweeter way to say thank you to a vet than with an afghan for Afghanistan. Louise Shewokis knit this patriotic afghan for her nephew-in-law Timothy Shea, who had served tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea.

 THIS is how 'Mericans get the knittin' done! YEAH! Dave Cole, an American artist created this large scale knitting project using 20ft knitting needles and industrial machinery to create this monumental flag. 

( Acrylic felt with excavators and aluminum utility poles. Completed flag is approximately 30 x 20 x 1 feet as installed at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA)

Now that's knitting with more power, and a flag sure to inspire!

I know this is a short post, and it's because I've got a lot going on today, but I wanted to show a little patriotism, and say thanks to all the brave men and women who have so faithfully served our country in all branches of the military. May we treat you with the same respect and admiration everyday that we do on this day. THANK YOU, and HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY!



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