Camo Bikini Top

Knitting and crochet, project 121

The most useless thing I’ve ever knitted: a bikini top in acrylic yarn. It fits an A-cup best, but acrylic yarn is squeaky plastic and warm to wear, and this top has no support. This was a prop for a musical production. There is a barbershop song from the WWII era called “Send the Girls Over There.” It advocates sending women into combat and has a line “I’ll be crying bitter tears as I knit them brassieres.” When sung by men, it’s sexist and rude. When sung by women, it’s cheeky, with misplaced “you go, girl!” enthusiasm. We played it for laughs, holding the bra aloft as we sang the line.

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