Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Creative Space III...


I just arrived home from a little pilgrimage to Gippsland and have acquired these fabulous new items for my vintage pattern collection. As I was flipping through one of the early 80's knitting books I excitedly discovered my friend was modelling one of the jumpers. I can't wait to send her a photo of it and say "surprise"!
My mum showed me once again how to crochet (she is a Very patient woman) and I have started making something from the Patons Little Gems book.
I am also pleased to say that I completed my first knitting project for the year- a mohair scarf, which I was finishing as my friend arrived to take me to the theatre last night. Such a cold night, I'm so glad I had my scarf to wear.

Left to Right:

  • A 1970's Patons Swiftaknit for Junior Jetters- The toddler modelling this awesome outfit is actually sitting in a cockpit. It's hysterical.
  • Patons Little Gems crochet bag pattern book.
  • Simplicity toy pattern from 1966.
  • Mohair scarf
  • Leatherbound classics- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island and some Dickens.
  • 1960's Patons knitting book where everyone looks a little too nice. The men smoke pipes and the patterns have names like Carl and Gwyneth.
  • Shiny Red buttons.
  • The beginnings of a hat (for myself) in blue 8 ply cotton.
For more Creative Spaces do go visit Kootoyoo you will not be disappointed :)

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9 comments:

  1. Vintage knitting books are great, aren't they? Good on your mum for showing you how to crochet. That's certainly something on my list. Mum..

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  2. You can't beat vintage. They're the best!

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  3. Wow...Gippsland was good to you.

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  4. I went to write something about your post but got distracted by your beautiful dolls (AGAIN!). Great finds in Gippsland though and how exciting that you are crocheting too!

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  5. I hope that your friend also has some really bad hair in the picture. For extra embarassment points!

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  6. Actually my friend looks stunning in the photo, it is amazing. I realize now that the knitting book is in fact late 70's so her hair escapes what could have been a monstrous 80's perm.

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  7. that bag book looks like a great find

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  8. Great finds! Good luck with the crochet.

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