define “obsession…”

Hello beautiful kittens!

Thank you all for being so patient with me on this blouse. I have just reached the armholes (hooray!) and am knitting as furiously as I can in between finals and studying. But I wanted to use this post to enlighten you on my current forever obsession. World War II’s Women’s Land Army.

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Ever since I spontaneously watched BBC’s Land Girls, I have had a deep fascination with British women in WWII and the darling ladies of the Women’s Land Army. For those who don’t know, the Women’s Land Army employed women to work the fields while the male farmers were off to war. Many city-dwelling women didn’t know what they were getting themselves into, hours of rigorous work rain or shine.

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  So… this one day I decided to check what eBay had under Women’s Land Army… bad idea for my coin purse…

Let me show you what I got, dearie:

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Yes, those are REAL British WWII Women’s Land Army Corduroy Pants!!

…….REAL!!!

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..did I mention they are real?

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These just arrived today, and I can’t quite bring myself to take them off. I am not ashamed to admit that I am wearing them as I blog. This is also a great time to announce my next project! After much searching online, I have finally found a vintage pattern of… (you can probably guess) A Land Girl Sweater!! I can’t wait to start it!

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xoxo

Sydney

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8 thoughts on “define “obsession…”

  1. I would like to know what wool you used for your jumper please as this is a mission I am also on for Goodwood.

    • Hi there! I used Stonehedge Shepherd’s Wool worsted weight. I wanted it to be at a tighter gauge so the rib would look nice, so it is knitted down on a US 5 instead of the recommended US 8. The colorway is “Hunter Green.”

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