Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Old School

I spent my day Monday dubbing betamax masters (who here remembers beta?). This process involves some initial set up and then watching several hours of footage, making sure that the audio levels and the video synch up, etc. I figured that it would be most industrious to knit while I kept an eye on the video. The footage was from the 1970 National Woman's Day Women's Liberation Rally and it was really fantastic!

There was an interview with a man on the street where the camera person questioned this young fellow's views on feminism and liberation, where it was determined that the man not only cooks and cleans for his female roommates, but they had also taught him how to sew the patches on his jeans. I have a feeling that this gentleman has gone on to do well with the ladies.

I wonder how many of these activists ever dreamed that 40 years later, a man would sit in a studio, watching and preserving the footage from these rallies, marches and performances, while knitting socks.

beta

Right on.

5 comments:

The_Add_Knitter said...

Indeed!!

kim said...

I'm 99% sure the sock knitting never entered their minds!

Charles said...

COOL PIC!
SOCKS COMING OUT GREAT!

sallyjo said...

I was a junior in high school. Things are much better this way.
Thanks for your work archiving, and the sock looks great. What yarn?

sallyjo said...

I just went back and looked. You dyed that yourself! amazing!
I gotta go back and read more.