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R. Lee Ermey Knitting



Yes, the former Marine sergeant and actor who played the drill instructor in Full Metal Jacket (NSFW language) can knit. Got a problem with that?

Link -via New Jovian Thunderbolt | Photo: Laurie Perry

Today... is Christmas! There will be a magic show at zero-nine-thirty! Chaplain Charlie will tell you about how the free world will conquer Communism with the aid of God and a few Marines! God has a hard-on for Marines because we kill everything we see! He plays His games, we play ours! To show our appreciation for so much power, we keep heaven packed with fresh souls! God was here before the Marine Corps! So you can give your heart to Jesus, but your ass belongs to the Corps! Do you ladies understand?
NOW OPEN YOUR PRESENTS I KNITTED YOU MAGGOTS SOME SOCKS !!
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@lonewolfe13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3woEDTUbDYg

Is the above it? Even if not then wow. Bugger FMJ I think that vehdayo shows Unca Donal as he would be as an 'adult' (see other neato link if confussed).

Wow, lonewolfe13, just wow. LOL
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Oof...and he's knitting in the round on three needles; he is tough! (IMO, it's easier on four needles; less tension at the bridges, less ladder effect, fewer holes to fill.)
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With double-pointed needles one uses 4 or more to knit in the round. There are three as shown and a fourth "active" one. He has both hands on *one* inactive needle, the position of a person either examining or displaying knitting, rather than actually knitting.
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Keeps aging fingers dexterous (and you get a hat or scarf out of it).
Anybody wanna call him on it and get the snot kicked out of them???
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I am just curious what he was knitting but honestly why is it always a shock???? Men were knitting as sailors when women were making stockings for the family always amazes me that people act like no one before mr ermy have ever knitted
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Y'all really need to review TSA guidelines. ANY knitting needles are okay to take on planes, even metal ones. HOWEVER, if the screener decides to be more stringent, they may, which is where the erroneous information about metal needles probably came from.

Per the TSA website:

Knitting needles are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage.

Items needed to pursue a Needlepoint project are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage with the exception of circular thread cutters or any cutter with a blade contained inside which cannot go through the checkpoint and must go in your checked baggage.

Note there is no mention of materials. I got an entire collection of Addi Turbo circular needles (metal knitting needles connected by a cable, for knitting tubes like sweaters, socks, and hats) through security in 2004 when I deployed overseas. I even got scissors through -- because they had blunted tips and blades shorter than four inches.

You know why I could do all that? BECAUSE I DID MY DAMN RESEARCH INSTEAD OF RELYING ON FAULTY MEMORY FROM A DECADE AGO.

Sheesh.
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Knitting is great. It takes longer than crocheting but i feel more satisfied with a knit hat than a crocheted hat and the several hats i have made are quite warm. I like to use 5 needles when knitting in the round.
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Yes you are allowed them on the plane. http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/editorial_1252.shtm
as of 11/5/2011 . I can tell you I recently flew with a pair of circulars with no problem. I was even able to bring a small pair of snips for my yarn.
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