Posts Tagged: knitting

Christie Brinkley – Wrapped Up In 1975

It was really cool to see the photos of Christie Brinkley (63) modeling for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, along with her daughters Alexa Ray Joel (31) and Sailor Brinkley Cook (18). I thought they all looked happy, healthy and gorgeous. Christie is a little older than I am, and I’ve followed her career since she… Read more »

Those Kitschy 1965 Knitted Face Masks

I am thankful that my mom didn’t know how to knit, otherwise I may have ended up in one of these kooky knitted face masks! From the Fall-Winter 1965-1966 issue of McCall’s Needlework & Crafts, here are two of the face masks for boys and girls. While I was out on my walk today in… Read more »

Vintage 60s Mallorca Shawl Crochet Pattern

In 2004, Jessica Simpson wore several of designer Cecilia de Bucourt’s crochet shawls on her reality show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. The shawl caused a fashion frenzy, with Cecilia de Bucourt’s signature shawls flying off the shelf. There was a surge of crochet patterns circulating at that time, duplicating the chunky knit shawl. I even… Read more »

Vintage 60s Pirate Stripe Sweater Knitting Pattern

Since stripes seem to be all the rage once again, I thought I’d post this cute vintage 1960s knitting pattern for a ‘Pirate’ sweater. Sleeveless, with buttons on the front, it is super cute. Happy knitting! Download pattern here: Vintage 60s stripe sweater knitting pattern ~Marilyn

My Snazzy Vintage Seattle Sweater Find!

It was the morning of the Super Bowl (GO SEAHAWKS) and I had stopped into a local thrift store on the way home from church. Practically the first thing I saw was a heavy hand-knitted sweater with a shawl collar and front zipper. Hmm, I thought…these usually have a design on the back a la… Read more »