Saturday, August 13, 2011

Knit For Defense

Knit For Defense a 1941 knitting pattern booklet encouraged knitters to knit sweaters and woolen accessories for servicemen during WWII. "The popular V-neck pullover is welcomed, and accepted in every branch of the Service." There are patterns for gloves, scarf, chest protector, helmet, cap , and socks using Red Heart Knitting Worsted yarn in regulation Service colors.

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.