“Already a considerable length of stocking has been made, but this is a place where close attention is needed. Perhaps it is time to begin shaping the heel. The mother’s work is left altogether for a moment. Putting her arm about the child’s shoulder, she takes the two little hands in hers, and guides the fingers holding the needles.”
From a book published in 1900, Jean François Millet, by Estelle M. Hurll ☛ available here (Gutemberg Project)!