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AND MAYBE THE LAST Knitting Song – Jim Henson Muppets (1983)

It’s neat and it’s sweetIt’s a ding dong treatKnittin’ socks for little feetJust sittin’ with your knittin’ all day longYou know knittin’s friendlyAnd knittin’s funKnittin’s good for everyoneAnd that is why we sing this knittin’ songWell it’s knit one pearl … Continue reading

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And ANOTHER knitting song: Knitting – Arthur Askey (1939)

Comedian Arthur Askey was born in Liverpool in 1900 and served in WWI where he also performed in army entertainments. After the War he went into the theatre and eventually built a career on the radio, becoming well known by … Continue reading

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ANOTHER Knitting Song – Sophie Madeleine (2009)

I’m going to knit myself a sweater.A sweater that will keep me warm at night.Just how many days here must I weather?Just biding my time…’cause when I call you on the phone,I’m still lost, I’m still alone.Who’s going to make … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – The Knitting Song (1964)

Bill Oddie was one of a trio of British comedians known as The Goodies – the other two Goodies were Tim Brook Taylor and Doctor Graeme Garden. Oddie’s The Knitting Song was released on Parlophone (R5346) in 1965. That same … Continue reading

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German Knitwear Manufacturer Bleyle

I recently found this boy’s knitted suit in an antique mall and was happy to find lots of information about its German manufacturer – Bleyle. Thirty-five year old Austrian-born Wilhelm Bleyle bought a knitting machine in 1885 to make knitted … Continue reading

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Wit Knits

I am stealing these images from Messy Nessy Chic because they are too good not to! These illustrations come from a 1986 English knitting book entitled Wit Knits – and modelled by British celebrities (at the time) including Joanna Lumley:

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Message in a sweater

I ran across this fascinating story from a local history blog and couldn’t wait until November 11 to post it… Jim Alexander was a resident of Hespeler, Ontario and a Corporal with the Li­ncoln and Wel­land Re­gi­ment in WWII. In March … Continue reading

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The Knitter, c. 1848-1851

I found this print at our local antique mall last week. It’s rare to find images of women doing needlework, and as the price was $12.00, I figured I couldn’t go wrong. The print was glued to its matting, but … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection: The Sweater from Paris…

(Originally blogged April 11, 2010) Unlike most Canadian cities that share their name with a foreign capital, Paris Ontario is not named after the City of Lights but rather the lime gypsum found in the area that was used to … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – NONIA

(Originally blogged January 22, 2010) One of the goals of the Fashion History Museum is to create a Canadian fashion databank that will keep information and images on all Canadian designers, manufacturers and retailers, past and present. In all my … Continue reading

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