Needlework A-Go Go #19

As I've said a million times, I much prefer vintage fashion images from old photographs and low budget knitting pamphlets over an old Cosmo or Vogue. Those glossy magazines didn't show how people really dressed, and they certainly didn't contain much in the way of humorously awful fashion photography.  That's where old needlework booklets are an absolute gold mine.

I'll also mention that I've started embedding my Flickr images directly, to where a click takes you to the full sized image rather than the sometimes cumbersome Flickr page. Maybe you've noticed.  Hopefully that will be an improvement in your viewing enjoyment here at Retrospace.

Fashion Knits 79  (1978)

Spinnerin Vibrantly Vital (1964)


  1. I noticed the embedded images the other day. Thank you. And you're right, sometimes it took 3 or 4 clicks to view an image at it's largest setting using the Flickr page.

  2. How sad that it took me nearly three years of blogging to notice that. I'm a slow learner.