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Trout Lily
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Posted - 12/10/2007 :  07:16:59 AM  Show Profile Send Trout Lily a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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RoseByAny
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Posted - 12/10/2007 :  07:19:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Um.

That would be crochet.

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gwtreece
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Posted - 12/10/2007 :  07:32:26 AM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Looks like he crocheted his whole outfit.

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eepster
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USA
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Posted - 12/11/2007 :  12:57:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit eepster's Homepage Send eepster a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think crochet too. I only see the one hook and his outfit looks crocheted to me.


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MindyO
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Posted - 12/11/2007 :  01:31:38 AM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wonder if that was part of his therapy for some sort of mental illness. Perhaps he was seeking help for a fiber related phobia? Or maybe he's just always felt the need to have a real snazzy outift like they used to wear back in the 60's and 70's. Ya know the ones, if they weren't crocheted they were macramed! Why oh why would anyone use the crappiest fiber on earth and make pokey clothes, chairs and wall hangings? you know your mom, grandma, aunt, or someone on their mid 20's-40's had one of those creepy macrameed owls with the wooden bead eyes on their wall.
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mertle
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Posted - 12/11/2007 :  04:14:29 AM  Show Profile Send mertle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Trout Lily, that's a very interesting picture. I can imagine all sorts of scenarios surrounding it. The guy sure is comfortable with himself and his craft. Very talented, too. And aren't the people around him rather jaded?!

Where did you find it? I'd love to know more about it.

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mertle
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Posted - 12/11/2007 :  04:37:44 AM  Show Profile Send mertle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hmmmmm... Look more closely. Yep, what he's wearing is definitely crochet, but what he's working on appears to be knitting on a circular needle! It seems to be a tube he's knitting. I can see the cable of the needle.

Is KL missing a cabana boy?

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Atavistic
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Posted - 12/11/2007 :  04:54:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit Atavistic's Homepage Send Atavistic a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wonder what the crotch looks like.

<Did I just say that? Out loud? Erm...>

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mertle
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Posted - 12/11/2007 :  06:26:45 AM  Show Profile Send mertle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Atavistic

Wonder what the crotch looks like.
[:00]

I imagine it's pilling ... at least.

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Cheerleader9
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Posted - 12/11/2007 :  06:36:44 AM  Show Profile Send Cheerleader9 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Love the hat!!

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Mocha
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Posted - 12/11/2007 :  06:56:10 AM  Show Profile Send Mocha a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Think it takes a lot of guts to do that in the subway, with that kind of outfit (the color are just screaming 'Lookie here')
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Cheerleader9
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Posted - 12/11/2007 :  07:15:10 AM  Show Profile Send Cheerleader9 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Another thought...As a knitter and/or crocheter could you sit there and not talk to him about his project, outfit and talent?? I couldn't.

Barb in AZ
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HomekeepingGran
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Posted - 12/11/2007 :  07:46:52 AM  Show Profile Send HomekeepingGran a Private Message  Reply with Quote
At the least I would ask him if he made his outfit or did someone else, although I suspect he did it himself. He's probably just another fiber junkie like us with the chutzpah to really enjoy his craft publicly.

Blessings,
Carla

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WendyB
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Posted - 12/11/2007 :  08:00:43 AM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It does almost look like he's knitting.

quote:
Originally posted by mertle

And aren't the people around him rather jaded?!

They probably see him on the subway all the time. The day before, he wore his red outfit, and before that, his blue...
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MindyO
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Posted - 12/11/2007 :  11:06:35 AM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I would wear that hat though... not that color. The rest? No. Wonder what the purpose of the knit tube is going to be. He kind of looks like Andre 3000. Um, lead singer of Outkast, song Hey Ya! For those of you that no idea what the heck I'm talking about.
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kdcrowley
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Posted - 12/11/2007 :  11:27:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit kdcrowley's Homepage Send kdcrowley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, come on. How many of us would have the intestinal fortitude to crochet a complete outfit, wear it and then knit in it?

I gotta give him street cred for balls knit with steel.

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VaxGirl
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USA
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Posted - 12/11/2007 :  11:48:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit VaxGirl's Homepage Send VaxGirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Knitting or crochet, it's totally cool. People on the subway generall avoid eye contact, but I would have had to have struck up a conversation with him.
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KBerry
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USA
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Posted - 12/11/2007 :  11:59:42 AM  Show Profile Send KBerry a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kdcrowley

I gotta give him street cred for balls knit with steel.



Absolutely!

KBerry

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Lanea
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Posted - 12/11/2007 :  12:47:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ok, I can't see the durn photo. But I can show you this (perfectly safe) man in a strange sheep costume: http://blog.wired.com/photos/uncategorized/13xp7.jpg

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hissyknit
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Posted - 12/11/2007 :  1:57:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit hissyknit's Homepage Send hissyknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lanea

Ok, I can't see the durn photo. But I can show you this (perfectly safe) man in a strange sheep costume: http://blog.wired.com/photos/uncategorized/13xp7.jpg

See proof of insanity: http://crazylanea.typepad.com/
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That sheep guy looks like a renegade from a CSI episode about people dressing up like animals and the victim de jour was impersonating wolf.

Christy B.
"I run with scissors and eat paste."

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hillstreetmama
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Posted - 12/11/2007 :  3:13:26 PM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just can't believe the guy in this photo isn't getting more reaction from those around him. At the very least, stare at his CLOTHES for heaven's sake!! Are people in the city that unmoved by oddities?

Jan
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