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????
Anyway...here'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!
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