Thanks to catching Monkeychild's lurgy I've been feeling unwell, hence the lack of action here at VK Towers. However, the Postie brought me something the other day that immediately lifted my apathetic gloom: a preview copy of my first book, Vintage Knitting, 18 Patterns from the 1940s - eek!
I spent a lot of time last year working on the book; researching, writing various drafts, collating source material and proof-reading. All this has culminated in Vintage Knitting, which is based on a knitting book first published in 1941.
It was a really exciting project and gave me the opportunity to raid the VK archives for source material...and a good excuse to add more!
This post is just a taster, as I'll do a proper one about the book when its released on the 10th May. However, there's a preview available here and below are a few images taken from it.
Writing has taken up quite a bit of my time recently as I've been involved in a seven-part series about the development of fashion between the 1900s and 1970s for Her Vintage Life Magazine. The current April issue covers the '40s and I've just finished the '60s article, which should appear in the June issue. This series has been a lot of fun to write and I'm sorry that it's going to end soon as I'm about to start on the final piece covering the '70s (one of my favourite decades). However, at least the series will end on a high note as the '70s article will feature some amazing photos courtesy of Vix.
Also, Ali from Love Vintage Adidas recently asked me to take part in a post about top tips for finding rare vintage items. As we're all looking out for those bargains and the other bloggers involved have put forward some handy hints, I thought I'd put up a link to Ali's site here.
Now I'm back in the blogosphere, its time to catch up on reading your blogs!