Shoes and Yarn

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Fugly and a Find

So, while cleaning out my great aunt's apartment, I saved any magazine that looked like it might have something knitted related in it. Maryan must have been really into knitting in the 80s, because there are some fine specimens of knitting patterns from the 80s. Take for example this issue of Vogue knitting. Lots of drop shouldered beauties in red, orange and teal inside of this...

The one really cool find though was this.

It's an original of a brochure of Mats or what look like advertising posters sent to State Fair planners and newspapers advertising the 1937 National Crochet Championship. While there aren't any patterns, it's really cool to look at what they would consider prize winning entries as examples. Very cool.

3 Comments:

  • At 8:00 AM, Anonymous Jenn said…

    I found quite a few "treasures" also when I went through my Great Aunt's house this past April, also. Like you, some things really were treasures, and some were like "oh my goodness, what was she thinking" treasures.

    Hope you're healing well and looking forward to your brother's visit.

     
  • At 8:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wow, that's totally niffer!! ;p

    Can't wait to see what you make from that issue!! Enjoy your treasures and I hope you're healing well, too. Be safe!

    -Colleen

     
  • At 7:10 PM, Blogger Chris said…

    Oh, wow - that cover picture boggles the mind! And the brochure is very cool.

     

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