During the first world war, women were encouraged to knit
for the men away fighting.
I found these advertisements in a copy of Needlecraft
Practical Journal No 117.
Must have been awful just knitting in khaki. white, natural,
greys and drabs ... what on earth is drab - beige, perhaps?
I suppose it was a great way to get women who couldn't go
out to work to help.
Wonder if there was a quality control centre - or some poor
chaps got the socks with dropped stitches.
Has anyone been watching BBC's "The Village" on
Sunday evenings? Its a bit drab (that's
my word for the day)!!!!! But I suppose
it must have been a dreadful struggle for many to keep the family together and
provide enough food for them to eat.
Can't wait for the return of
The Paradise, Ripper
Street, Mr Selfridge,
Call the Midwife - think I prefer my
history with a touch of glamour, humour ... and handsome men! Funnily enough don't feel that I want to add
Downtown to this list, thought the last series was a bit flat. Perhaps I was expecting too much.
Many thanks for all your lovely comments on the previous
post. I ended up doing absolutely
nothing, but felt better for it! I guess
we all have days like that. It is so
good to have blogging buddies who understand.