Since I’ve not found any good patterns in the latest knitting magazines I thought I’d drop 29 cents at the thrift store to get some inspiration. This pattern leaflet dates from 1955 and brought to us by Coats and Clark. It’s price in 1955 was 25 cents, so I don’t feel too bad about the 4 cent markup in the intervening fifty years! Talk about appreciation. The content actually quite good, though the sweaters are very simple and basic. But hey, the latest Rebecca cost me $20 and I probably won’t make a thing out of it so what the hell.
The best thing about the leaflet are the pictures of seemingly demented folks wearing acrylic knitwear. My fave adult is this gal who looks like a demonic young Laura Bush. She’s got a truly evil look on her face and is rather frighteningly holding a hockey stick. I fear she’s just whomped someone with it and is congratulating herself on choosing a red sweater that cleverly hides the blood spatter.
demon spawn, uh, child picture front, check out the face on that boy. You just know he’s now a full fledged member of the San Quentin Aryan Lowrider gang, despite the best knitting efforts of his momma. I believe the young lady pictured now lives in a trailer somewhere in the south, I don’t know why, but I’ve got a feelin’…