Oct 17th, 2012
Knitting and the internet are like peas in a pod. They just seem to fit together so well, zeroes and ones of code, plus the knit stitch and the purl stitch equals win. There’s a lot online about knitting (which is the best) for the war (which is the worst) currently, but there’s also a ton of stuff online about knitting for other completely crappy wars, too.
So today, here’s a little look of what you can find regarding knitting, the war, and well, more knitting. (Except for the last two, they’re just war-related old-timey awesome.)
The title pretty much says it all. Here’s a gem of a clip from Cary Grant’s 1943 movie, Mr. Lucky:
Many thanks to the consistently awesome Step for sending this to me!
Along with Cary Grant knitting for the war, there are other weird knitting in pop culture references from times gone by for the war:
Pretty little Kitty’s got the patriotic craze
Knitting scarfs for soldiers day and night
Silly little Billy now is spending all his days
Watching Kitty knit with all her might
She even knits when out in his canoe.
She knits while Billy tries to bill and coo.
Knitting and sheet music and war seem to have gone hand in hand, as you can see here from the University of Iowa sheet music collection:
You can find more information about knitting for the war by either clicking here or clicking the photo below.
It also includes this awesome poster.