Wednesday, March 14, 2007

I'm Off

. . . to present a lecture on Civil War knitting to the Franklin County Fiberarts Guild.

In the meantime, here's a story from 1862 about knitting in the civil war.

A few things to think about before you start (I can't help myself, being a teacher after all):
  • "to give someone the mitten" is an archaic expression that means "to break up with." At the beginning of the story, Maggie has rejected her suitor and "given him a mitten that caused him pain."
  • Maggie makes some mittens, "shaping them after the most approved West Point fashion." I think this means she is making trigger finger mittens like this one.

Wish me luck!

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