This knitter, her pretty little girl, and their helpful little dog are from Bethmale in the Ariège department in the mountainous Midi-Pyrénées region in southwest France, not far from the border with Spain.
The hand-tinted postcard dates to around 1905. (Click images for bigness.)
I draw your attention to the knitter's rather extraordinary shoes. The inhabitants of Bethmale have long been known for their footwear, and there is a thousand-year-old rather gruesome legend behind them. In French here and translated (roughly) here.
And what could be better than a view of sheep in the Pyrenees to take your mind off the gruesomeness?