I have quite a collection of vintage knitting books and patterns. A few years ago I inherited some from my aunt when she got rid of her knitting things. Others I have picked up here and there over the years. I'm always on the look out to add to my collection.
New to my library . . .
. . . these two issues of Handicrafter from the 40s and 50s. I love to read old patterns. They can be a source of inspiration. It's also interesting to note how knitting techniques and pattern writing have changed over the years.
Then there is this booklet with a classic family photo from the 60s.
Another version of the Cleavers.
And from the more modern 70s . . .
. . . shawls to knit and crochet. Sometimes you just have to laugh.
I was excited to see this booklet in the pile.
I had a copy of this when I was a kid. Seeing it brought back fond memories although I don't think I'm going to take up tatting any time soon.
In keeping with the vintage theme I recently stumbled across Efreeme. Check it out if you're interested in vintage and handmade items.
Earl is approaching, and it's time to batten down the hatches. I leave you with my color inspiration for the week.
New pears . . . a refreshing yellow-green.