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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.)

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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?!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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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