12/29/10

Needlework A Go Go #11: Knitting Pattern Wasteland

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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.

  

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3 comments:

  1. I wondered how long dickies would be hidden under clothing. Let them free! Wear them on top! And add fringe! Maybe even some dingleballs!

    The package with the redhead in the neat green sweater with a grey poodle is just fantastic. And the chick in the pink dress is incredible - so thin and sexy!

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  2. There's been a bit knitting revival in the past few years, actually. I have a friend who does it; they have their own social network (that I forget the name of) and everything.

    I love that Robin one with the pseud-Don Draper hitting on the women in the knit shirts. And my mind is always blown by knit bikinis. I mean WHAT?!? Forget about the weird tanlines, you'd get out of the water ten pounds heavier than you entered.

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