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A Knitting Giant

Witt Pratt, a local textile artist who died May 20 at age 48, was by all accounts a gentle and life-loving soul. He started playing around with knitting as a youngster growing up in McLean, even though everybody knew that knitting was for girls, and if he liked to knit then surely he was "a sissy." As he grew up -- and up -- he became, in his own words, "a 6-foot-8-inch sissy," a big man deftly wielding sharp objects. In public. For the whole world to see.

Ya gotta problem with that?

By Joe Holley  |  May 28, 2009; 11:12 AM ET
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I used to go to the Woolgatherer for knitting supplies and they had finished items on display. At that time the only staff working at the Woolgatherer was all male. I was impressed they could produce such beautiful items. Contrary to popular belief knitting needles aren't sharp. They could do damage to an eye but the larger sizes are actually quite blunt.

Posted by: Baltimore11 | May 28, 2009 11:53 AM | Report abuse

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