Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WWI Knitting

So much happens that I would like to share and talk about but never seem able to get (or take!) the time to sit down and compose a post. 

I wouldn't  have made the effort  this time except I enjoyed learning about this project so much that I didn't want you to miss it. 

Perhaps you already read the Knitsofacto blog  or already check in on life on the Orkney Islands at this Northern Lace blog.

If so you already know of the WW1 centenary film that tells a true story of the home front as told through the stories of those men who are remembered on the Thimbleby war memorial in England.
I won't post any more photos here as you can see so many great one at the blogs linked above.
Volunteer knitters were recruited to hand knit period costumes and some wonderful creations have already been completed.  There is a blog, Orkney to Omaha, where all volunteer contributors are posting.   Be sure to check in there as well.
What a wonderful project!  So glad to learn about it.
When you go home, tell them of us and say
For their tomorrow, we gave our today.
                             credited to John Maxwell Edmonds