Mostly about knitting history. Sometimes about what I'm knitting. Sometimes about other things too.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Uses of Piano Playing
"Clara had avoided a tete-a-tete by opening the piano"
This week, I was sorting out a pile of old magazines in the Guild's
collection. In the pile were a few copies of The Young Ladies' Journal from the
1860s. They include a few knitting & crochet patterns, as well as the usual mix
of fiction, fashion, cookery, etc., and so deserve a place in the collection. It's useful, too, to see the knitting & crochet patterns alongside the fashions of the time. And old magazines can be entertaining - I liked this cover illustration from an 1869 issue. Not sure what's going on, but I'm sure the chap is a cad from the way he is posing elegantly with the chair.