Saturday, April 25, 2009
From the Archives....
It's a rainy day here, perfect for lounging and leafing through old mags...
So here is a photo review from my vintage needlework magazine collection. I'm posting them for general inspiration and some of them for laughs =)
(All of these images were taken from Workbasket Magazines from the 1970-71 issues. I will not be posting the patterns, but let the photos give you some great ideas!)
First, lets start with crochet :
Christmas cozies for a tumbler--aren't they kitschy?! They'd look great on a beer bottle too, heh.
Next are crocheted slipper socks--I've never crocheted socks before, but I'd like to try these specifically, I like the way they look. In some fun sock yarn...
More crochet (and this is the kicker):
LOVING the Granny Square Tie!!! Wonder if I could get DH to wear one to work--yeah, baby!
This vintage ad for a "big crochet" book cracks me up--everything old is new again! Funny that "quick" was the draw 38 years ago, just like it is now!
What a cute pineapple potholder, I want to make one of these!
Look at this hilarious chicken egg cozy--it looks more like a puppet! I would probably make this up in worsted weight yarn, super-sized for a kitchen-mitt!!!
Look at this ad from Herrschner's from 1971. It's kinda pretty--imagine making all those bobbles. (Imagine sitting on them...yikes!)
Lastly, a collection of crochet jewelry:
The most basic of crochet jewelry, I think anyone could do this w/o instructions!
Now for this, I'd need instructions...
Love the idea of a ring!
Here are some knits:
Nice bulky mittens.
One of the cutest bags I've ever seen!
I'm saving the best for last, chicas. I need to make this one because...
...I really want to look like an ELF!
Here's hoping you have a creative weekend!