Sunday, October 03, 2010

Falling In

As I put away the latest goodies my favorite mommy sent me, it occurred to me that I have quite the mini-collection of "vintage" knitophilia.


Most of it was gifted, some of it was found (the Reynolds sweater pattern) in an old knitting book I bought, some of it I purchased (Mrs. Longbotham's sock pattern) and some was handed down (a poncho/cape pattern my Great Aunt sent away for back in the day--my Grandma sent it to me when she was cleaning out Great Aunt's stash after she passed away).

A couple of you expressed interest in seeing the knitting comic book that my favorite mommy just sent me.


The cover is the best part--I just wish I could figure out when it was published. There's nothing in here stating the same. If I had to guess based on the price of the pamphlet, I'd say the 40s????'s a few shots of the inside:



I like the way the conversation bubbles appear to be emanating from the knitting. Even when the girl is in the frame!

Let the knitting do the talking I suppose.


The back pages is pictures of the little projects you can make with your newfound knitting skills.

My favorite is the creepy little "Funny Face Kerchief." Yikes. I wonder what that FO would say if it could talk?

"I'm watching you!"

And speaking of vintage knitting--It just occured to me that the backdrop of my pictures could be considered the same. This is an afghan my grandma made me back was around (maybe a little older) Chunky's age.

Back then my favorite colors were pink and midnight blue. Even more yikes!



Blogger Crafty Christina said...

The face kerchief is awesome beyond words, haha.
Amazing that your Grandma's quilt is still in use after all these years. I can only hope my grandkids will appreciate my handmades the same way.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Batty said...

What's with that kerchief? It's creepy as all getout!

8:36 AM  
Blogger Discoknits said...

Check out thecherrychic on Etsy for some vintage Bear Brand yarn in, ahem, your favourite blue.

Great collection. I have a bunch of vintage mags. I used to love looking through my mom's mags from the 1960's. Wish she'd kept them.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it looks like you have a collection going on there! I'm glad that I could add to it.

I was going to say that your back drop was quite appropriate being the afghan that your Grandma knitted you!! Acrylic yarn will last forever!

Love, Mom

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

The knitting is doing the talking, hee hee. That kerchief has a whole lot of wrong going on~

3:16 PM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

Bizarre kerchief. I am not a fan of eyes on my clothes, but maybe that's just me.

I have a WWII sock pamphlet which assumes a certain level of skill. It's cool imagining women of all ages making socks for soldiers.

4:58 PM  
Blogger janna said...

You mean your knitting doesn't talk to you?

10:22 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

I have a few pamphlets like that from my Mom - and the weird thing is that there is no copyright date or anything else inside to give a clue as to the publishing date.

4:11 AM  
Blogger knottygnome said...

maybe the kerchief is so that you can tell her your kids that you have eyes in the back of your head. hence the semi-appropriate creepiness.

9:25 AM  
Blogger CBear said...

I totally want the pattern for the little head warmer in the upper left corner! So cute!

9:31 AM  

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