Knitting circa 1880

Even when I’m on vacation, I can’t escape knitting!

While enjoying the Sawtooth Mountains of central Idaho this last week, I camped near the abandoned gold mining town of Custer – which was relatively prosperous from 1880 til the turn of the century. The town has been converted into a sort of outdoor museum courtesy of the Forest Service and they’ve preserved some of the lifestyle and artifacts that those gold miners experienced.

In one of the miner’s homes, they talked about the knitting and crocheting that the miner’s wives made. Sadly, they weren’t using Knit Picks Options needles. 🙂