Friday, 25 May 2007
There's no date on this, but the style of some of the garments inside, as well as the phrase 'Hospital Comforts for our soldiers and sailors' suggests World War One. There are several intriguing things inside, like patterns for balaclava's with earflaps, no doubt so that the wearer can hear commands on the field telephone, and body belts to warm the kidneys. I draw the line at 'Wither Pads for Horses' though.
'Useful Laces for Towel Ends' was more promising - turns out that crochet edgings done in DK wool make great scarves. They have a lovely weight and drape, and are so warm!
Please excuse the open-mouthed shots! All I had was a small mirror and lots of concentration.