Knitting 'stockings' was once a wage earner for many familys from Elizabethan times until the mid 1800's when mechanisation took over. I find the history of knitting a fascinating subject - unlike the 'leisure activity' it is now, it was once a skilled craft practised by men with it's own guilds.
Anyway, I have just completed a pair which I enjoyed knitting. As I hate repeating things they are not the same but have matching cuffs, heels and toes.
I have been busy sewing too but as everything is for gifts I am not showing pictures!
After a very mild autumn, temperatures have dipped over the last few days. There has not been an abundance of autumn colour here sadly. The sumach was splendid but I got there too late with the camera!
So most of the leaves are on the ground!
There is some other colour around the garden.
We are off to the coast tomorrow so I am looking forward to a day out. The weather forecast is good - lets hope it is right.
Thanks for dropping by.