Posts Categorized: Vintage

Fab Vintage 60s Angora Head Scarf Knitting Pattern

I just had to share this fab 1960s knitting pattern for a head scarf.  Perfect for the upcoming chilly days, you can rock the mod 60s head scarf look, and keep your ears warm! Made in either fluffy angora or mohair, it is triangular with tie strings.  The instructions look pretty easy, so it’s a… Read more »

Vintage Angora Sweaters

Now that autumn is firmly ensconced,  I turn my attention once again to those lovely angora sweaters.  I love angora sweaters, but my special devotion lies with vintage angora!  You see, most of the new angora sweaters that you find today are flimsy, thin, and in a blend with about five other fibers, leaving the… Read more »

Bar Soap = Leg Cramp Relief!

This may be one of the most unusual folk remedies that I have ever used…and the easiest…and the safest.   For who knew that a simple bar of soap placed under the bottom sheet of your bed would help relieve leg cramps? I know I had heard about this remedy several years back, but had completely… Read more »

Sometimes You’ve Just Gotta Brood

I’m in a somewhat wistful, moody, sad mood today.  Yes, I’m pretty much the chipper optimist most days, but sometimes the weight of the world becomes too heavy for my shoulders and I just gotta take time out to brood.  And it feels good. The end of summer/start of the school year time is always… Read more »

Hydrangea Love

My beautiful blue hydrangea finally started blooming about two weeks ago.  Yes, in August.  I am really not much of a gardener; I mostly just leave all the plants, bushes, and trees in my yard to do their own thing, with little assistance from me.  So I really don’t know when things are supposed to… Read more »

Vintage 60s ‘Kate’ Shawl Knitting Pattern

I found this really lovely vintage 1968 knitting pattern for a shawl quite similar to Kate Middleton’s green shawl she wore out grocery shopping.   It is really large, has a nice open-work pattern, and is heavily fringed.  It measures 56 inches across the long edge and 28 inches long at the center back, excluding fringe. … Read more »