General Ginger Knits

random thoughts on knitting and the universe

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

knitting in history

Ladies’ Home Journal cover illustration for December 1945 from the National Museum of American History.


Blogger Max said...

I just had lunch at that very same museum last week!

6:52 AM  
Blogger Miriam said...

Some illustrater is a dumbass. They're knitting socks on two single points. It won't work that way. ;)

10:33 AM  
Blogger doubleknot said...

Give the illustrater a break - he was going for the feel of the picture not if it was perfect. When I saw it my heart warmed a bit and I didn't how they were knitting. I also enjoy these knitting in history pictures. It has been around for a while.

11:28 AM  
Blogger General Ginger said...

LOL You are so right Miriam! Funny that I didn't notice that. Like all complicated things, knitting is simplified to a stereotype in this illustration.

5:00 AM  

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