Needlework A Go Go #11: Knitting Pattern Wasteland
You physicists out there are well familiar with the Laws of Thermodynamics; unbreakable rules the universe operates by without exceptions. Well, I'd like to add one more law of the universe to be filed right under the one about 0 Kelvin: Every flea market in the Western world has at least fifty knitting pattern packets somewhere in its inventory. No exceptions.
They were popular as hell back in the day. Back when all women didn't have to work themselves to an early death in the rat race. People had more time back then: women could enjoy needlework and men could enjoy drowning the memories of their awful 9 to 5 in bottle of Scotch whiskey.
I guess in this throwaway culture we live in, there's not much point to spending valuable hours making clothes. Plus, it's not necessarily more economical to make your own sweaters, etc. anymore.
So, step back with me to a time when knitting patterns were plentiful, and clothes were made by hand and not a sweat shop in the Philippines. Enjoy.