Knitting to commemorate the First World War

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Children’s School Knitting

I went to visit elderly friends yesterday ( I’ve been housebound for several weeks – but getting there now. ) And I took the Downton Hat to show them. His wife can knit gloves and turn heels in socks on dpns (so I know where to go when I get stuck. He is 91 and a veteran of Europe in World War Two .
Anyway Jack said that he was taught to knit as a young boy by his mother in Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales. But Jack said that he hated doing ‘Purl’ Isn’t this project interesting. !!!! They have gone to stay with their daughter in the Mumbles, Swansea for the weekend. But when he comes back I will ask him. What he actually knitted. (by way of an aside, he also had the ‘Housewife’ kharki sewing repair kit issued to him by the Army, complete with little balls of wool, to repair and darn his own socks during the war. He said that he hated darning under the heels as they rubbed.

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