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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wednesday Medley



(Who even knew this could be a day to celebrate in 2019?!!)

Everything below this line is from the National Day Calendar.
NATIONAL NYLON STOCKING DAY – May 15


NATIONAL NYLON STOCKING DAY
National Nylon Stocking Day is observed across the country each year on May 15.
Many may not remember ever hearing the term “nylon stockings.” Varying in color, design, and transparency, a nylon stocking (also known as hose) is a close-fitting, variously elastic garment worn the same as socks or tights.
Stockings worn before the 1890s were made of woven cloth such as cotton, linen, wool or silk.   Before the 1920s, women’s stockings were worn for warmth.  As hemlines of women’s dresses rose in the 1920s, women began to wear stockings over their exposed legs.  These 1920s stockings were sheer, made first of silk or rayon, followed by nylon after 1940.
Chemical company DuPont’s introduction of nylon in 1939 began a high demand for stockings in the United States.  As nylon stockings were inexpensive, durable and shear, up to 4 million pairs would be purchased each day.
On February 11, 1942, as America entered World War II, DuPont ceased production of nylon stockings and switching their focus to the manufacture of parachutes, airplane cords and rope.  This created a mass shortage followed by a black market for stockings.  At the end of World War II, DuPont resumed production of the stockings but could not meet the demand leading to nylon riots in American stores. In time, DuPont was able to increase its output.
In the 1940s and 1950s, the first pantyhose made its appearance.  Film and theater productions had stockings sewn to the briefs of actresses and dancers, as seen in popular films such as Daddy Long Legs. Unlike stockings, pantyhose did not require a garter belt to hold the stockings up.
Pantyhose were introduced in 1959, providing a convenient alternative to stockings which led to a decline in their sales.  In 1970, for the first time, United States sales of pantyhose exceeded stocking sales and has remained the same ever since.   In 1987, there was a slight decline in sales in pantyhose due to the newly invented hold-ups. However, they remain the most purchased kind of hosiery.
Everything above this line is from the National Day Calendar site.
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1.      Do you (men don't have to answer) ever wear stockings today? No, I do not.
2.     Terri can remember her mom wearing hose with the seam in the back.  Do you have any memories of those? I know they were there, but I don’t recall any of us wearing them.  During the war, when stockings were scarce, women would draw a line on their legs to simulate wearing stockings!  How far would you go to superficially fake something today? Probably not too far.  I guess it would really depend on what I was trying to “fake”.

3.     Women actually rioted after WWII because Dupont couldn't keep up with the demand for nylon stockings!  Is there anything today you would riot for if the supply dried up (other than basic food and water needs)? Can’t think of anything

4.     Pantyhose were first called Panty Legs.  I'm sure we all have worn pantyhose at one time or another (again, men don't have to answer). Do you still have a pair or three in a drawer?  No, I don’t think that I do.  Do you wear them? Nope

5.     This is also National Chocolate Chip Day.  Perhaps chocolate is something to riot for if we ran out?  Joe's favorite cookie is chocolate chip.  What is yours? Homemade Chocolate Chip and if store bought – Oreo Double Stuff

6.     Please share something with us about your week.  I completed another baby blanket last night, except I still have to work in the ends.  I have so been enjoying crocheting lately.  Hoping to start a new project tonight, although it will probably be done on the loom.  I’m planning on getting my Etsy Shop opened again soon, I hope. 







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Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day.

Cathy

13 comments:

  1. I didn't realize you had an Etsy shop, Cathy. 'Homemade' is the best! Once you have it up and running again, would you please send me your link? (myra.guca@gmail.com).
    Have a great day!

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    1. I will certainly try to remember to send it to you. I will probably also post a link in my sidebar. Thank you for your interest.

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  2. Lovely blanket! I think homemade cookies are always the best. I hope your Etsy shop is a success! How wonderful that you have one.

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  3. Love the baby blanket!!! Have a great Wednesday!

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    1. Thank you Jodi. I hope you have a great day too.

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  4. The baby blanket is very pretty! I'm another that didn't know you had a shop. Please do let us know when you have it up and running again.

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  5. Cathy, thanks for joining the Medley today! I sure wasn't sure where this one would go! It has been fun and only a couple of ladies still wear hose. Your baby blanket is great!! I haven't crocheted in years. Good luck with your Etsy shop!! Keep us posted!

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  6. I love the baby blanket!! It is so pretty! Loved your answers! Have a great day!!!

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    1. Thank you Lori. Hope you have a great day too.

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  7. Working in the ends is always the worst part, isn't it. I knitted a cute pink pig, but his body parts are still not sewn together. Lol. I'm going to be closing my Etsy shop for the summer. Hope you're having a good weekend.

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Thanks for visiting and commenting. Have a wonderful Day!

Cathy