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Before to become the James Bond we all loved, Roger Moore used to model knitting patterns for several knitwear companies in Yorkshire. Of course looking at a beautiful knit is always pleasant, but when it is modeled by young Roger Moore, it’s simply ravishing!
This photo of Roger casually smoking a pipe in his cabled cardigan, is probably one of our favourite.
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Fun facts about the French Revolution, there really were groups of women knitting by the guillotine during public executions. The role of working class women has been pivotal to the success of the Revolution, as it’s only after they marched to Versailles on the 5th of October 1789, that Louis the XVI and the rest of the royal family returned to Paris, leading to the downfall of the French monarchy. Following their success, market women regularly took part in meetings at the National Convention, attended political gatherings and public executions. As many of them we’re knitting or sewing while attending those events, they were soon named ‘Les Tricoteuses’ – The Knitters. The legend says they would have been knitting the famous Phrygian Hat, symbol of the French Revolution altogether.
Until Next Time… Happy Knitting!