Thursday, 17 June 2010
I am in between knitting projects, feeling bereft and living vicariously through old knitting patterns. The above are mine, probably bought somewhere in country Victoria. Maybe Beechworth. Perhaps they belonged to a relative of Ned Kelly? (Yes I do add these little snippets in an attempt to entertain my two overseas readers.) No dates on them but they look as though they are from the early 1950's. If anyone out there successfully knits the horse -- let me know. I haven't managed to do so.
The stylish skiier above is from knitsomuch on etsy and is available to buy as a pdf. (I purchased a copy and it's made from 10 ply which is slightly disappointing as I own mountains of 8 ply and no 10 ply whatsoever. Nice graphs though.)
The funny little 1930's Shirley Temple look-alike in her sweet and clever sampler sweater is also available as a pdf file from tinpotlil on etsy.