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With the term over and the spring making a grand entrance, I’ve been spending a lot of my time just wandering around this interesting city… The other day, I came across this:

According to Wikipedia, “there are 17 individual sets of clothing and uniforms around the sides, symbolising the hundreds of different jobs women undertook in World War II and then gave back for the homecoming men at the end of the war.” I always love the idea of paying tribute to women, but what I found most fascinating here is the idea of representing jobs by the clothes you wear to perform them! Also, Wikipedia says that the “lettering on the sides replicates the typeface used on war time ration books.” Such thoughtfulness by the designers of the monument. This made my day… Any interesting / craft-related monuments where you live?

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About fridica

I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

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