It’s Magic

September 14, 2014

Last year, shortly after Rhinebeck, I wrote this post about a certain fleece seen at the show and tracked down afterwards. Here is what the fleece looked like when it arrived:

01 fleece

Here is what some of it has been transformed into, as of today, in the run-up to 2014 Rhinebeck:

sweater cables

Sleeves are done. I modified the pattern so I could knit this in the round and have just reached the point where I divided front from back. I may actually get it done in time!





World War I Knitting Patterns

September 3, 2014

In this, the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I, there is expanded interest the time period. Just as there are living history reenactors who specialize in the various revolutions and civil wars of the past, so, too, are there reenactors portraying the First World War.

Several years ago, I won an auction lot of old knitting patterns and this was among them.

1914 pattern

A little 4-page pamphlet published by Bucilla Yarns during the time period of the First World War. For all those wishing to add a little touch of 1917 to their lives, a .pdf of the pattern pamphlet may be had by clicking here:   World War I knits