Thursday, 24 July 2014
Because who doesn't need a crocheted granny square vest??
Sometimes you hit gold. Sometimes you enter that op shop with something else entirely on your agenda, but find yourself with a smile a mile wide.
The motherlode of knitting patterns from the 50's, 60's and 70's. Thank you Betty, whoever and wherever you are.
This is but a small sub-selection of the entire load I nabbed. And wait for it... all for the ridiculous price of $1. That's right. Not $1 each, but $1 total!! There's something like a few hundred patterns here contained in 20 odd pattern books.
I grabbed them all because they are actually full of some great basic and timeless patterns and I do in fact see myself using them to knit up a whole stack of things over the next several decades.
But boy do they have some entertainment value, immersing one in the the most iconic fashions of the time. Let's begin... 70's anyone?
This one nearly made me wanna go back.
But then the 70's/80's did throw up some lovely numbers I can actually see myself in, with a few modifications.
...I'd totally keep knitting the sleeves to full length and be happy as a pig in mud. Love that neckline.
And now for some humorous photo captions... I mean really?
What's she waiting for??
I need to admit I cannot crochet for love nor money. I tried once and it was ugly. But these, these make me want to find someone who can...
Now, I'm off to knit hubby and I matching Mad Men sweaters.