Needlework A-Go Go #17: Women's World Knit and Crochet 1973
Are you ready for a "fantastic collection of kicky, young fashions"? I know I am. The basic materials of the seventies were yarn, marijuana and fondue.... sometimes all at the same time. And I am proud to be a leader in brining you one more long lost example of material number one: Women's World Knit and Crochet (1973). It is my quest to have all vintage needlework booklets ever published scanned and on the shelves of the Retrospace Public Library.
Care for some marijuana and fondue while you browse?
Nothing makes me more sick than the amount of dough thrown down at weddings these days - it's absolutely idiotic. Look, I get it - your wedding is special. But maybe dropping thirty grand is a bit excessive (the average today is over $25,000 - often totally on credit). Wedding dresses go for a thousand on average.... but take a look at the handmade item above. People just didn't break the bank on weddings back in the day.
What's bizarre about this one is that it looks so 80's, yet this knitting pamphlet was published in 1973. I can just picture Lisa Bonet or Jamie Gertz in this outfit. I have a very keen eye for that seventies look, and this one would've stumped me.
Johnny Depp and Selma Blair? Couldn't be. I think they were no more than embryos in '73.
Yeesh. Those knitted tops could be quite revealing.... and this chick is definitely give me the look.
Rita Coolidge's "We Are All Alone" comes to mind.
The yarn world's version of "Three's Company".
Oh, yes. I remember the days of big-ass glasses with crazy tints. I like that look, oddly enough.
I dig the pants/boots and the funky belt, but mostly I like that yellow tissue-paper hanging light; they were everywhere once upon a time.
I like it.... but I'm not quite sure what it is. Is it an undergarment, swimwear, or casual attire? It was the seventies, so I'm guessing all of the above.
Is it just me, or does she look like she needs a good night sleep?
Oh, Sweet Lord. This is insanely bad. No matter how hard you try, you cannot unsee this. It will always be a part of you.