TBT: Woman Knitting

I should say “Old woman knitting” but I’m feeling very age-sensitive myself so I’ll leave it as is. This image was sold on etsy from by shop in Brussels, so I suppose she’s probably an “Old Belgian woman knitting” but of course, we can’t be sure. “Old European woman knitting?” And what is she knitting? Is that a sock? Is this “Old European woman knitting a sock?” I suppose it could be a hat, but I get the impression that knit socks (or stockings!) were in more demand, they are, after all, likely to wear out much faster. This “Old European woman knitting a stocking” seems quite happy as well. Perhaps that’s the wisdom the knitter and photographer want to impart to us: knitting is the secret to happiness! A message I can live with.

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Author: madgeface

I knit, crochet, spin, and have done some experimenting with weaving and natural dye. I’m also a technical writer, mom to 3 boys, and enjoy gardening.

6 thoughts on “TBT: Woman Knitting”

    1. She’s a little ahead of her time, knitting a model Sputnik to pass to her Russian cousin. It will survive the Russian Revolution and Stalin, be passed down a generation or two, and re-emerge in the late 50s just in time to solve a troubling Soviet engineering problem that was preventing Sputnik from launching. Accidental hero & engineering pioneer, and she looks like she might know this & be delighted, even if it does help the commies.

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