Mrs. Wilson’s Knitting Circle (the third)
This past weekend was the third meeting of Mrs. Wilson’s Knitting Circle at the National World War I Museum.
This time around we received a pattern for a men’s balaclava, or helmet liner.
The lecture this time was primarily about President Woodrow Wilson and the two Mrs. Wilson’s. The second Mrs. Wilson, Edith, was the knitter and there is a display in the museum of a pair of socks she knit.
Perhaps my favorite part of the lecture though, was the discussion of Mrs. Edith Wilson being a leader in the conservation effort during World War I, and how she brought a flock of sheep to the White House to tend the lawns.