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Further Adventures in Wartime Knitting

(Previous entries: Knitted Garments for All, Knitting for Little Men, Knitting Patterns from 1939, the Victory Jumper.)



On the tail end of my Vermont leaf-peeping weekend my friend and I stumbled upon the coolest antiques store EVER. Dozens of vendors each have their own little niche inside the one large room, and I definitely got the impression that this sales model results in higher-quality offerings all around. When we were checking out the owner said she’d enjoyed overhearing my enthusiastic exclamations over the past half hour or so (“Oh my God, a OUIJA BOARD! But don’t let me buy it. Don’t let me buy it!!!”), which, of course, made me love her treasure trove of an antiques shop all the more.

I just looked it up so I could link to it—Antiques at 27 Main in Bristol, Vermont—and I’m so sad to read they’re closing at the end of the year. Why does every place I over-the-moon adore have to go out of business?!




Naturally, I was all over the vintage pattern books and notions.


This picture reminds me of playing horseshoes with my grandfather and sister.


This one gives me MAD BABYLUST even though said child is almost old enough to be my grandmother.




I don’t know when I’ll get around to knitting out of this insanely charming pattern book (isn’t that always the way?), but I can tell you that I’m making use of the claret-colored bias binding in one of my Christmas presents (which I’ll blog about in January). I was sewing quite a bit back in August and September, so I have to catch up on sharing those projects too.

Ugh. Still so bummed about that antiques shop going O-O-B!


2 Comments to Further Adventures in Wartime Knitting

  1. Kate M's Gravatar Kate M
    December 7, 2014 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Love love love the smocked-yoke dress!

  2. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    December 8, 2014 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    I love the captions: “She’ll ring a heart for sure.”

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