Did your grandma ever knit you one of these?

1 May 2009

And where is she NOW, when you really need one?

We’re going back to the future with this one – as far back as 2006, when Swine Flu was just a dot on the horizon and we were all busy bricking it about SARS, Bird Flu, Red Lorry Disease or Toxic Chess Syndrome.

It’s a woollen medical mask, designed to keep the nasty pig germs out while keeping you warm and toasty as, er… summer approaches. Anyway, there’s a knitting pattern for it as well, so if you’re a needle-toting knitsmith, you can quickly bang a few out for yourself as well as your nearest and dearest before the onrushing cloud of Swine Flu engulfs the whole bally lot of us.

Now, can anyone crochet us some syringes filled to the brim with antivirals?

11 comments

  • MASKED U.
    Knit a black one and then get down to brighton or london for maydday.
  • Martin
    Yeah, those large holes are going to keep the germs out aren't they.
  • danmc
    /\ /\ /\ /\ /\ /\ /\ /\ "Irony lost on the moronic"
  • brightoner
    'Knit a black one and then get down to brighton or london for maydday.' Why whats happening? Knit a red one tho and youll look like someone from 'smash edo'
  • acecatcher3
    she did alot for me andy but not in a knitting sense.
  • no,I'mspartacus
    "Yeah, those large holes are going to keep the germs out aren’t they." It'll keep out the BIG germs.
  • pauski
    How do you smoke with either the knitted or medical version? - there is just no user "hole" - I reckon there is a "GAP" in the market...
  • Black B.
    Brightoner: " On May 4th Smash EDO are holding a mas s street party against war, greed and militarism. Here's a handy map of war profiteers in Brighton and Hove. MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU Over the years Mayday has been a time to celebrate ordinary people's struggle against global capitalism. The growing anti-militarist movement is a part of that struggle. On May 4th people from across the UK and beyond will come to Brighton in a show of force against EDO MBM/ITT, who profit from the suffering of ordinary people in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine. EDO MBM/ITT do not operate in a vacuum. The weapons they manufacture couldn't be produced without the support of other corporations; investors, business partners and companies providing services to them. This map plots the network of companies complicit in ITT's crimes in Brighton. " http://www.indymedia.org.uk/media/2009/04//427416.pdf - map of interesting places to visit and monkeywrench. Mask up and have fun...
  • Black B.
    Brightoner - Smash EDO are having an anti-militarist mayday street party. Check indymedia (.org .uk) for more info.
  • fat h.
    imagine the warmth on a beautiful summer day, i need one! What was red lorry disease?
  • The 2.
    [...] Did your grandma ever knit you one of these? And where is she NOW, when you really need one? [...]

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