Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day memories of war knitting

Happy Memorial Day!

Don't forget how much knitting became a usual, everyday pasttime because of the need to outfit soldiers on foreign soil. Here are some articles about military knitting: Military Spouses Soldier On from New Jersey and Knitters Do Their Thing for Soldiers from Ohio. These are great examples of how knitting can really make a difference.

There's a great chunk in the knitting history book, No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting by Anne Macdonald which details some of the many patterns and uses the hand-knits were used for when the homefront worked to support the various wars. The Red Cross still has patterns available to knit for the soldiers.

What are you doing this Memorial Day to honor those who fight for us?

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