Posts Tagged: fall

Crochet a Vintage 70s Granny Square Mosaic Skirt

Presenting a fab vintage 1973 granny square crocheted Mosaic skirt pattern! Duplicate the vivid stained glass colors of these dramatic squares or ad lib your own. That’s part of the fun of grannies! These are especially quick work because they’re made with size G hook and Bernat Sesame yarn. And it planned for one size… Read more »

Crochet Pattern for a Vintage 70s Flingy Tri-Square Shawl

Three giant granny squares that started small and just kept growing! Helen Bullett designed it in rich earth colors, joined the completed squares with single crochet, then bordered it with deep fringe. Smashing! In knitting worsted. Instructions are below. Please click on photos to enlarge.                 ~Marilyn

Crochet a Vintage 70s Long Granny Square Vest

This is a fab vintage 1976 crochet pattern using granny squares to make a long tailored vest! Knee-length vest designed by Sally De Gaetano is made of large grannies connected with shells. Lower back and side seams have gussets of shells to give the gentle ease of a slight A-line. Shoulders and shaped neckline are… Read more »

The Original 1975 Frye Boots

The iconic Frye Boot, as we know it, made its fashion debut in 1975. Super chunky and sturdy, it fit right in with the mid-70s earthy ‘back to the land’ vibe. The collegiate-style Campus Boot became an all-American symbol of rebellion and freedom.  Soon everyone was clunking around in Frye boots, or a reasonable facsimile… Read more »

Autumn Angora

Now that Autumn officially arrived last night, I definitely feel the change of season! Almost like clockwork, a shift to autumn-like things seems to happen automatically. My son is back safely ensconced in his university for his junior year. The moving-in to a huge in-city campus never seems to get any easier, but somehow I… Read more »

Thanksgiving Is The Best Holiday!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Yes, VERY favorite! I am constantly amazed each year that somehow Thanksgiving has remained the humble, non-commercialized holiday that it was originally intended to be. Sure, there is always the issue of Black Friday sales and now, Thanksgiving Day sales. But for the most part, it is all about gathering… Read more »