March 27, 2012This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Girls’ Knitwear Edition
By Betty Crafter
I’m still struggling with a crafting funk. I just can’t seem to pick up any of my projects, even though I have a gazillion of them laying around guilting me and I also have a whole litter of babies due that need knitted gifts. Does this ever happen to any of you? However, do not despair! I have vintage crafty goodness to share!
I ran across this knitwear magazine from most probably the late 1960s and absolutely could not resist it due to the amazing pictures inside. This volume of Spinnerin is entitled Thank Heaven For Little Girls, or as I like to call it, Thank Heaven for Little Girls Modeling Kitschwear in Even Kitschier Locations.
Next time you head to port to welcome the local pirate ship home, wearing socks knit in the exact same yarn as your cardigan is a nice touch. If that can’t be done, at least make sure your pants and hair ribbons are the exact shade as your sweater. Eye patch optional.
The great thing about modeling knitwear against a paper landscape in faux snow is it’s not necessary to bother with pesky things like warm hats and coats or even pants. Who even cares about hats in a knitwear magazine anyway? Oh wait…everyone.
But here are some hats! In a…barn. In obvious mild weather.
I’m having a hard time concentrating on the outfits in this picture because I’m wildly distracted by the unsafe poses (get those girls safely on the floor!) and the awesome candy. Doc Wacky’s funny pills? Yes please! And what are those crazy suckers with silly faces all about? Gimme!
There’s really only one place you can go wearing these outfits. The barber shop, obviously. Or maybe the blackjack table.
This magazine appears to be out of the U.S. but where the heck are they taking these pictures? Look at that storefront sign in the back!
Sure, this little girl is wearing tights with knit shorts. Whatevs. What really concerns me is that stuffed frog. Exactly what story is this picture trying to tell??
Hey Peter Pan – your girlfriend jacked your pose. Also? I kind of want tights in a rainbow of colors now.
I think I will hoard this pattern until Little Betty reaches prime embarrassment age – say, 14, and knit any one of these for her. Then proceed to insist upon her wearing it for a photo so it will be cemented in memory. Parading of said photo on special occasions (first dates, parties, etc) should be assumed.
Thank you, awesome juvenile knitwear magazine for giving me something to blog about during my crafting block.