|This was called a "helmet." It's one of the samples that Rebecca knit using the traditional patterns. She used Quince & Co. yarn.|
- Socks were really important during the trench warfare of WWI because the men's feet were always wet and muddy. Trench Foot was a real condition.
- Knitted items were called "comforts" because they brought comfort to the soldiers.
- Women started knitting the minute war was declared, feeling the need to participate in the war effort and to support the soldiers.
- By WWII, there were more knitted items than were really needed, but the government kept encouraging knitting to keep up morale on the homefront.
|These are socks based on wartime patterns. Again, Rebecca knit them from Quince & Co. yarn.|
I apologize for the poor quality of the photos, but there was quite a crowd around the table that held the samples.
As you may have already noticed, I'm getting back into the swing of blogging and have been catching up on my reading and commenting. I've missed you so it's nice to see what you are all up to.