Hardly a day goes by these days that you don't hear something about England and I must say that I'm quite enjoying it. The Queen's Jubilee was a fabulous celebration. I saw the Queen a few times in my hometown of Kingston, Ontario when I was a kid. I think that I was around 10 the first time I saw her. Her ship would anchor off-shore and she would tour around various cities in Ontario. It was exciting.
|The Royal visit to Kingston in 1973|
Just a few days ago I got an email and in it was a link to a pattern for Diana's famous sheep sweater. I had considered trying to duplicate it back then but I never got around to it. You know how it is...too many projects, not enough time. Now, the pattern is being offered
in exchange for a donation to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
I was quite taken with the single black sheep on the sweater.
Now, we're counting down to the Olympics. I haven't checked it out but I'm sure that there are many groups having their own knitting olympic activities.
On TV I've become hooked on Downton Abbey. It's wonderfully engaging and I wish that the next season wasn't about a year away. I like, too, that there was a knitter in the story. If you're watching, did you see this? I wonder if Ethel really is a knitter.
I photographed the picture, above, from this excellent book that I got from the library:
That isn't Anna knitting in the picture, it's Ethel. Anna is much prettier, and probably a better knitter.
You're absolutely right. That is Ethel. I should have looked more closely.
I wonder what she's knitting. Perhaps something for the war effort?
Could be something for the war. It seems that the servants did lots of sewing/mending, etc for the "upstairs" people during their "down" time. Maybe she's knitting socks for the household?
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