Saturday, April 12, 2014

K is for Knitting in Vogue

Knitting in Vogue by Christina Probert, a collection of vintage knitting patterns from 1932 to 1979, is a keeper for a single reason: I live in hope.

In all the years I've owned the book, purchasing it in San Francisco and hauling it from one side of the country to the other more than once, I have only knitted one garment from the entire text. And that was a very easy 1950s ski sweater that didn't even have long sleeves. But I have plans, I tell you, plans.

One day when I'm not writing/painting/cooking/reading/sleeping,  I will make:

Thick Tri-colour Windjammer
Diagonal Pattern Shirt Blouse
Twisted Rib Sweater and Scarf (sounds a bit painful)
Shetland Honeycomb Pattern Sweater

And my absolute favorite: 

Butterfly and Moss Stitch Jacket

That's just for starters. I've got the book, I've got the needles, now all I need is the time. Anybody got some extra to spare? No, I didn't think so. Oh, well. See you on Monday with the letter "L." Happy weekend!

3 comments:

Sylvia Ney said...

LOVE those styles! New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" and I look forward to visiting again.

Sylvia
http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

Susan Brody said...

Oh, Valerie, I can relate! Not to the knitting, but to the having bucketloads of plans that I will most likely never, ever have the time to carry out. But it has to be better to have too many plans than to have too few, right? I vaguely remember from my youth something called boredom, and it wasn't fun. I hope someday your knitting dreams come true!

Valerie Storey said...

Plans, plans, plans--they certainly add up. What we all need is a personal assistant. In my case I would put them on knitting duty. Thanks,Sylvia and Susan, for visiting!