Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Heroic Stitch

Little knitting or crocheting whilst on vacation in London. Not one visit to a yarn shop for souvenir yarn. That happens when traveling with teenaged nieces who prefer cupcakes to cashmere.

Not a naked mole rat.
Wrong color.
No teeth. 

Did have a knitting moment in the National Portrait Gallery. This handsome military man caught my eye amongst the explorers and soldiers who were Heroes of the Empire.

Could that be a needle case in his hand?

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, and deviser of the Kitchener stitch. The tag beside the portrait gives as much space to his stitch, which was designed to make a more comfortable sock for soldiers, as to his military exploits.

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