Frau Fiber Vs. the Machines

I’m taking on contemporary apparel manufacturing, attempting to spin yarn, knit a tube sock and knit a sweater as fast as a machine.  This competition is inspired by the folk-lore of the ultimate working-class hero: John Henry. Henry, who was immortalized in verse and myth in the 1800’s, fought and lost a valiant battle against the drill machine that took his life and ultimately replaced the jobs of tireless railroad workers.

 

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