Monday, 3 June 2013
One of the things that I love about vintage knitting patterns is the way the models look and the poses they adopt, like these two dapper gents...
Chap on the left is intently working his 1930s 'blue steel' glare, whilst the more amiable moustachioed gent on the right looks like he should have a subtitle along the lines of "I say chaps, fancy a round of golf then drinks at the club?' These patterns are part of a collection that a friend who works at a charity shop kindly put by for me. Their previous owner must have been a keen knitter of pullovers for her menfolk judging by the number of similar-looking patterns that she accumulated.
Amongst the mens' patterns were some assorted womens' patterns and books, but the pattern that really caught my eye was for a Sirdar jumper with a shaped ribbed waist, which I reckon is gorgeous. However, its only an advert so I'll have to keep an eye open for this particular pattern in the future.
I took Monkeychild on a trip to Goodrich Castle at the weekend and on the way back stopped off for a little charity shop browsing. The first shop we went into had nothing that caught my interest, but the second had far better finds including a tweed skirt length:
and an embroidered tablecloth:
Monkeychild also showed positive signs of being able to hunt out those vintage bargains when she found (by herself!) this 1960s La Soie evening purse, buying it for 20p to add to her dressing up box.
Finally, thanks goes to Loveknitting who have me as their current 'Blogger of the Week'. So if you want to know what inspires me knit-wise and how many unfinished projects I have hidden away, then why not take a peek.