I should say "Old woman knitting" but I'm feeling very age-sensitive myself so I'll leave it as is. This image was sold on etsy from by shop in Brussels, so I suppose she's probably an "Old Belgian woman knitting" but of course, we can't be sure. "Old European woman knitting?" And what is she knitting? Is … Continue reading TBT: Woman Knitting
Updated to add: apparently I've used this gif before but you know what? Morticia & Gomez are worth a double posting.
I'd also like a modern version of this, please. Perhaps a photo re-enactment is in order.
Eleanor Roosevelt knit constantly and was photographed knitting often. I suppose it's a bit more rare to see a photo of FDR knitting as well, but here it is. There is another much more comprehensive blog post about Eleanor knitting, so I won't get into anything here. However, neatorama explains (scroll to the second to last point) … Continue reading TBT: Young Eleanor & FDR
Oh, my, what knitter doesn't need a holster for needles? Or this sweet crop top and short set? Though I have to admit I'm not a fan of Boye needles. My first set of interchangeables was a Boye set that I got at a big box craft store and the only thing they had going … Continue reading TBT: Boye Needle Holster
As spring approaches, I'm reminded that it's time to get this season's bathing suit and associated accessories squared away. I may have to dust off my crochet hooks for these gems from 1970, found here, and some really fascinating tan lines.
What possessed me to make wee hats for my fingers/toes in Christmas colors back in 2008? I was knitting wee stockings and cardigans to give away as Christmas ornaments and decided I should try making some Santa & elf hats. The first one, the Santa hat, was too small, but fit quite nicely on my … Continue reading TBT: Finger/Toe Hats
Not only does this image from World War I depict boys knitting for the war effort (sweaters? wide scarves?), but it also shows a black boy in the classroom as well, so an integrated classroom, if a lone black boy can be counted as an integrated classroom. I would like to know more about all … Continue reading TBT: Red Cross Knitting