TBT: Les laines du chat qui pelote

I’m having a moment with cats, with black cats in particular. If you follow me on Instagram you know I visited the cutest litter of kittens yesterday, which includes two black kitties. I have my eye on Selkie, the boy, though my husband has said “No more pets!” and I know it would be slightly financially irresponsible to take on another when we’ve got 2 ailing elderly dogs. But still – a girl can dream.

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.

TBT: Young Eleanor & FDR

Eleanor Roosevelt knit constantly and was photographed knitting often. I suppose it’s a bit more rare to see a photo of FDR knitting as well, but here it is. There is another much more comprehensive blog post about Eleanor knitting, so I won’t get into anything here. However, neatorama explains (scroll to the second to last point) that this photo, taken shortly after their marriage, was likely a joke: Eleanor is actually holding a cocktail glass (perhaps his favorite pastime) and FDR is shown knitting (her favorite pastime). He’s doing a terrible job holding the working yarn, by the way, which further supports the idea that this is an elaborate joke.

TBT: Boye Needle Holster

Oh, my, what knitter doesn’t need a holster for needles? Or this sweet crop top and short set? Though I have to admit I’m not a fan of Boye needles. My first set of interchangeables was a Boye set that I got at a big box craft store and the only thing they had going for them was that the tips were interchangeable. That holster, though!

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