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Knitting in History February 3, 2018

Filed under: Hand Knitting,History,History of Knitting,World War I — Janet @ 11:19 pm

image button    Poster for World War I

 

Essex Land Girls December 1, 2016

img_1862  Reading this very interesting book about the Women’s Land Army (WLA) in Essex England.during the First and Second World Wars.  And thinking of my ancestors who lived in this part of England centuries before these conflicts.

 

Portraits From World War One September 5, 2016

Filed under: Edith Cavell,Portraits,Siegfried Sassoon,World War I — Janet @ 3:43 pm

edith_cavell-painting  Edith Cavell

(c) The Fitzwilliam Museum; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

(c) The Fitzwilliam Museum; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Siegfried Sassoon

 

Embroidery In World War I May 11, 2016

Filed under: Embroidery,World War I — Janet @ 2:37 pm

embroiderywwI   2011.0086_Blog2

 

Scarves Galore January 24, 2015

IMG_5306   my latest scarves, let us call these the brown. green, and white sequence, scarves 13, 14, 15

the prior sequence could be labelled the Seahawk Sequence in blue, green and white   IMG_5345      scarves 10, 11, 12     Both sequences were knit lengthwise on size 4 needles.

 

Just for review – Scarves 1 -9   IMG_5346   These scarves are knit crosswise

 

Meanwhile our cat Katerina continues to pursue her mischievous ways.     She is especially fond of pens and pencils.   And she is developing a taste for birds.                                                                                                                                                                                                         IMG_5288            IMG_5336            IMG_5340  sad

When I knit I can also read.  Today I finished reading a very good book.    IMG_5328  A Star for Mrs. Blake, by April Smith.  This portrayed a little known aspect of World War I.  This is sort of a footnote to history and reflects careful research.  It is written with great sympathy and understanding.  Gentle is a term I would apply to it.  The author handles her characters delicately and yet honestly.  5 stars.

 

I can knit and watch television also.  I’m getting ready for the Super Bowl on February 1st.  This T-shirt arrived in the mail today.  IMG_5326     GO SEAHAWKS     Seattle’s great football team.  (American football that is – not to be confused with football in Europe and elsewhere in the world)