This came up, did soldiers, while in long camp (winter time, etc) ever knit items for their usage, or sale/trade to their fellow soldiers?? Figure things like socks, mittens, head covers, mufflers, and the like?? If yes, is there documentation??
Would seem to me that with the lack of supplies during parts of the year, a person would 'learn' to knit for self-preservation and perhaps to make a few cents.
Thanks for any response or direction