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Fiddlehead hat

In finished on March 1, 2009 at 2:16 am

The Fiddlehead Hat, companion to the beloved fiddlehead mittens, is done!

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V&A virtual collection

In Uncategorized on January 11, 2009 at 6:10 am

Follow this unwieldy link to the V&A collection of knitted crafts. An extraordinary collection and worth checking out:

http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashion/features/knitting/objects/index.php?action=&hits=&page=&pages=&object_type=&country=&start_year=&end_year=&object=&artist=&maker=

The 16th century gloves knit in red silk and silver caught my imagination.

Knitting Geekdom: Old School PDFs

In Uncategorized on January 10, 2009 at 5:45 am

The American Red Cross Museum has PDFs on its website of WWII patterns. The PDFs are scans of original patterns, so not only are the patterns old and nifty, I love the typewriter formatting and hand scrawled pencil markings in the margins. Check it out: http://www.redcross.org/museum/exhibits/knits.asp.