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Coding Resistance (or: How WWII prisoner stays sane with needlework)

Hi, all! I just stumbled upon this great article about a British soldier in a Nazi prisoner camp during World War II! The soldier, Major Alexis Casdagli, used embroidery to while away his time in captivity. Since Nazi guards watched … Continue reading

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Keeping warm

This resource is now available: http://www.openculture.com/2016/04/the-online-knitting-reference-library.html Why, you say, do I care? Because the 1970s are best illustrated through sweaters. (see above!) Because the 1980s are best illustrated through sweaters. Because if you are knitting, your annoying sister can’t see … Continue reading

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