This past weekend I was given my aunt’s entire sewing collection. Entire. Sewing. Collection. This includes a Singer sewing machine which is about 30 years younger than my current one (yay!) and all her notions and fabric. ALL. OF. IT. I will be forever thankful for her generosity, and I plan to get started soon on some red corduroy throw pillows for my new couch. But all that is for another post once I’ve properly cataloged the collection.
My aunt also gave me some vintage knitting booklets, if you call 1960s vintage, which I do. These booklets are so delightful and awesome. (Clickie to embiggen):
I’ve found numerous gorgeous sweater patterns I want to try, including the cover sweater on this Spinnerin booklet:
These old-timey knitting patterns are really interesting. In this booklet, the text portion is written out in a sort of fill-in-the-blank fashion. You decide what weight yarn you want to use, then check the chart for the corresponding gauge and fill in the numbers yourself. I think I’ll make this sweater in a bulky yarn, but not in orange.
Now there are definitely some duds. These, for example? (Clickie to embiggen):
Man: Hey there, pretty lady. Lookin’ lovely in that fine pompon hat.
Woman: Tee hee, oh you flatter me so. I made all these pompons myself. The only problem is the hat makes my brain itch. Your sweater is devine, though!
Man: You think so? I like to think it makes me look really manly.
Woman: Why yes, it’s dreamy.