Category Archives: knitting

Take the bus 2


By Alicia Varela

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Bette Davis is one of my favourite actresses. Apart from being a legendary actress, she was a keen knitter. Both before and behind the camera. Her birthday was on the 5th of April.

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A girl knitting socks.

Albert Gustaf Aristides Edelfelt (1854 – 1905). Finnish painter.

Edelfelt was one of the first Finnish artists to achieve international fame. He enjoyed considerable success in Paris and was one of the founders of the Realist art movement in Finland. He influenced several younger Finnish painters and helped fellow Finnish artists such as Akseli Gallen-Kallela to make their breakthrough in Paris.

More art from Albert Gustaf Aristides Edelfelt

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Young Scheveningen Woman Knitting, 1881. Vincent van Gogh

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During World War I and again during World War II, the American Red Cross launched nationwide, volunteer-driven knitting campaigns to supply soldiers and war refugees with warm clothing. These volunteer knitters belonged to a Red Cross unit called the Production Corps that also produced bandages and sewn garments (such as pajamas) for veterans and civilian hospitals.

Some patterns are available online at the Red cross Museum

I found this one specially touching /knitting_childssweater.pdf

Give peace a chance!

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Parece que los clubs de knitting han estado siempre de moda. Suerte Andi y Marta!
Rural knitting Madrid Sierra. Tejer Ideas

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Sailor at home with warm sweater. 19th century
Sailors were big fans of knitting, since it was small, portable, and gave them something to do on long voyages. Of course they also enjoyed the final product!

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Katharine Hepburn knitting during the set of Bringing up Baby in 1938.
Hepburn knitted on movie sets in her down time (like some of the Hollywood stars of today including Julia Roberts).

Victoria watched this film just last Sunday. She wants to be like Hepburn one day! ( Me too!)

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