A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century, Vol. 2. by James Orchard Halliwell, Esq, F.R.S., London: John Russell Smith. 1868.
WOW! 14th Century!
If you get the chance, be sure to check this book out. There are so many fun words that I would love to bring into the 21st century! But what really caught my eye were the terms related to fiber arts.
Knettar--A string or cord.
Knit--(1) To knit one up, to reprove him. To knit up a matter, to finish it. To knit up a man, to confine him. (2) Joined; bound; agreed. (3) To unite; to hang together. Also, to set, as fruit blossoms.
Knitster--A female who knits.
|Blue Ridge Parkway--Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm |
the spinning wheel that I learned to spin on
|Blue Ridge Parkway--Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm|
The first fabric that I ever wove from wool that I spun
I am proud to call myself a knitster and a webster who also uses a spinning-turn!
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