In my newfound quest for unconventional knitting, I have headed over into the political. This project is not new, as the Guardian Unlimited article is dated January 31, 2005. Apparently there was a great exhibition that I missed a year ago (OK I was out of the country, and not in London), called Knit 2 Together that offered a variety of political projects.
Rachael Matthews, co-runner of Cast Off, is, I believe, responsible for the Handknitted Handgrenade. Directions for creating your own can be found in the Guardian Weekly article.
Cast Off supports a variety of underground projects, another of which was the effort to cover a WWII tank in pink, as part of a Copenhagen-based exhibition to protest Denmark’s collaboration with the US in Iraq.