Crochet Is the New BlackBy Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 10 Comments
Have you seen that TV series on Netflix called Orange Is the New Black? Well, it’s like one of those series that just sucks you in and before you know it you’ve watched the entire season in just a few nights. The story is about a woman who spends 15 months in jail for being a drug mule – transporting drug money in a suitcase. The twist is that the “unlikely” protagonist is well educated, cultured and affluent. As you could guess, she seems like a fish out of water at the minimum security women’s prison in Connecticut.
It’s a fun show with rich stories, but the reason I’m writing today is of course about CROCHET! While watching the series, I was delighted to find several scenes where the prisoners sport crocheted fashions, like this adorable hat.
There is even a scene where the hapless protagonist is taught to crochet by the activist nun who was jailed for acting out her beliefs.
Does this remind you of your first time crocheting?
One of the really powerful prisoners had this gorgeous afghan in her cell. Here it is clearly being used to hide something…
All of us know that crochet is a great way to pass the time. Prisoners know that as well, I guess! Have you spotted crochet on TV or in movies lately?