Oh, how I love 50p. It’s such a nice little price. And it’s an especially nice little price when it involves roughly 50 vintage knitting patterns, a few vintage knitting and crochet booklets, and a chunky handful of sweet patterns from old magazines. Most of the patterns will be heading down to the local vintage market, but a few of the magazine projects will be staying here for now. My mum loves owls, so these little ones are a perfect project, and my brother’s girlfriend is pretty obsessed with cows (on account of her nickname, Moo), so we’re going to have a go at making this lovely pair. They’re called Moo and Chew in the instructions, but they might just have to be called Moo and Pippin in real life. Looking through old knitting patterns never fails to provide a few laughs. This next pattern, with unanimous agreement from my family, was the funniest of this particular lot, and possibly the funniest (also, strangest) I have ever seen. I just cannot figure out how someone thought this was a good idea. At what point in life would you ever need this amount of knitwear?There’s just. So. Much. Knitting.
I found this next one amusing, mainly because of the guy in the background. I think it’s the face and the arm. His hat is very fetching, though. And this woman does not look particularly happy. I’ve been trying to figure out what emotion she is conveying here. Is she unimpressed? Angry? Or just really proud of her shiny white teeth?Any suggestions?