Martha and Josephine Knit Christmas Gifts

Do you enjoy knitting or sewing? These were important skills at the turn of the century. Not long after The Great War ended ready-made clothing and conveniences were introduced and quickly obtained popularity. Life for many women moved toward work outside the home providing more available income but much less time for sewing, baking, knitting, and other home activities.

I am not a knitter. I have tried to learn but have failed to apply myself to practice and gain the skill. Maybe one day! I do have some lovely gifts that are handmade knitted and crochet items and I treasure them.

If you were curious about the hand-knitted shoulder coverings in SHAW POINT, you might enjoy trying a few of these knitting projects.
You may recall that Josephine knitted a grey wrap for Martha and Martha created a blue one for Josephine. With that in mind, I am sharing two different ideas in those colors for you to peruse.

This grey one comes from Chris Knits in Niagara.

The second is a blue example that would have been knitted by Martha for Josephine.

The pattern is a free download from Ravelry and is offered by Terry L. Ross.  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/alpaca-shoulder-shawl

With all the current ‘excitement’ over Bernie Sander’s hand made mittens, maybe we should all pick up our knitting needles!

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