Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Knit Me a Man Please!
I went through a phase of buying old knitting patterns a few years ago and looking through them last night I was reminded of Christmas 2005 when my sister jokingly said "knit me a man" when I asked her if there was anything she would like for her gift. So I did! And here he is photographed just after I finished him and when my sister unwrapped him. She named him Jim, after my Mother's wartime GI boyfriend. He's an airman - I had wanted to knit the soldier but didn't have the right colour yarn for his uniform at the time.
In case you would like to knit yourself or a friend a man for Christmas, here is the pattern. As with the cut-out crib in my last post, you can download the images by right clicking and saving to your hard disk.
As you can tell, the pattern was published during WW2 and I find the lines below each doll pattern quite touching. I can't bear to think how many Daddies didn't come home after the war. But in jollier mood, here's another from the same era - Father Christmas and one of his Gnomes.