Did you know that knitting has been an important source of support for combat troops overseas? WWII was no exception, when Americans were urged to knit clothing for soldiers and sailors, to include socks, sweaters and hats. Recently there were drives to knit helmet liners for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Knitting has evolved … Continue reading World War II Wednesday: Knitting
A full summer combined with RWA in San Antonio at the end of July has left me wondering where summer went. Are you there, too? Both kids leave for college over the next two weeks–one for his last year undergrad and the other for her freshman year at university (do you hear the sob/chortle combo? … Continue reading Catch Up Time
When war hits, a nation learns to adapt and throw every resource possible into the fight. In WWII women knit socks, sweaters and more for their soldiers. For the War in Afghanistan and Iraq, I know of several groups and friends who have knit helmet liners for our troops. I’m an avid knitter and it’s … Continue reading WWII Wednesday: Craft, Hobby or Necessity?