All about socks


Pilliga Red Cross members knitting socks for the soldiers in 1915 in Pilliga, New South Wales, Australia.

The Canadian War Museum is having a knitting challenge for those who want to add inches to a knitted rope, such as one would make with a spool with four nails. The challenge is part of the museum’s special exhibit, “New Brunswickers in Wartime: 1914-1946.”

It reminds me of a little story: A soldier on the Front got what we would call a care package containing a precious pair of clean, DRY socks. He eagerly put them on and realized a few hours later that one was digging a blister into his heel. Cursing the knitter, he pulled it off, it turned inside out and out fell a tiny note with spindly handwriting: “Bless you, dear boy.”

Here’s the link to the Canadian War Museum:

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