First up…vintage knitting patterns. My grandma is a crafty lady. She sews, quilts, paints, crochets. She found out that my sister and I knit and gave us some patterns that she has from as early as the 40’s. Very handy…
You can knit to look good for your soldier:
Knit stockings for the little ones:
Cover your baby head to toe in knits:
Make sweaters for strong women working for the war effort:
Finally, here are some fair isle projects I love:
I want to make that hat on the bottom right corner. I must make it!
Now on to the yarn…
I told you before about the Yarn Shop in the depressing mall. Half the stores were closed, it was dark and full of random people–the perfect location for a horror movie. Surprisingly (or perhaps not so) the yarn store was the one oasis in this sad mall. I went there for one reason…Yarn. And yarn I got.
One Skein Louisa Harding Kimono Angora. I love, love, love this yarn. It is so soft and I love the colors. I am thinking maybe a baby hat? Booties?
I thought…everyone’s doing it. Why shouldn’t I make some washcloths too?
10 skeins Grignasco Tango yarn. I love the colors in this one, it has the same composition as Rowan Felted Tweed. I have no idea what project I will use this for so any suggestions would be appreciated. I was thinking maybe Demi? But then it might not be a good knit for me and the color might not be right for the sweater anyway…I don’t know. Help me!!!
The following 8 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
what about Salina from the same book? The color that the sweater is shown in looks similar to the one you bought…
What fun patterns from your Grandma’s attic! Welcome to cotton dishcloth knitting – it’s a lot of fun! 🙂
those fair isle patterns are neat! one skein of the louisa harding kimono angora will make the fingerless gardening gloves in her gathering roses: accessories pattern book.
chuckling at the patterns of the ‘strong women’ helping with the war effort!! what a hoot! but also, what a sweet grandma to give you these treasures.
Love the new Louisa Harding yarn
I’m loving that yarn and the Demi pattern. It’s way cute. I think it might work best with more ease rather than less, but that’s just me. 🙂
I think the green color would be so much cutier in Cherie but I love the yarn you have collected ~also the head to toe knit baby reminds me of the movie Christmas in Connecticut.
i like the “service cardigan” but the name totally turns me off. Who wants to knit something called a service cardigan? Yeah, Ill knit that right after I knit a janitor sweater. SEXY!
It’s like a yarn store threw up all over that baby.
Nice yarn balls. Very nice yarny porn.