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Knitting Bits
Created By: JoAnn Pennington

It was 1943 and World War II was in full swing. I was 8 years old and in the third grade.

One day, several ladies from our small town appeared laden with needles (size 7--I still have my needles) and sacks of yarn. Great news--we were all going to learn to knit. And so we did. Every student from third grade through seniors in high school began knitting lessons.

Every day, for an hour, we plied our needles and made squares and when we finished a square, we turned it in to the teacher. The squares were picked up, evened up (some were pretty sloppy) and made into afghans by the town ladies. Then the afghans were given to veteran's hospitals in the area.

After our great knit-in, I let my knitting slide, but several years later, when I was a young mother with small children, I picked it up again.

On my needles now--a pink baby afghan.It will join the lovely blue one I have stashed in my linen closet. No baby on the horizon yet, but I'll have the right color ready when one does appear.

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