Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Civil War Sock Knitter


Mary Chesnut knit socks during the
Civil War. She was the wife of General James Chesnut aide to President Jefferson Davis. " I do not know when I have seen a woman without knitting
in her hand. Socks for the soldiers is the cry." Relive the Civil War through
the pages of Mary's diary as her world
crumbles. Known for her Southern hospitality, Mary tried to keep some sense of order in her household in spite of the chaos of the Civil War.

5 comments:

Magnolia Tea said...

Mary's diary does look interesting. I've never read it. Hey, I've got a great idea - let's make ourselves some civil war era dresses then sit around knitting socks in them while our servants make dinner and clean for us.

Susan said...

great idea ! I am the upstairs maid and the downstairs maid !ha ha !

Linda J. said...

Very interesting...

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your blog. I just cked this book out from my library. I have enjoyed reading the books you have mentioned! I love your knitting projects! I am in the process of joining the UDC. Then maybe the DAR. My aunt is Regent and they do a lot of projects for veterans. Thanks for a great blog!!!

hakucho said...

You always find such interesting books!