A Golden Find

I wish I could show you a completed mystery shawl.  I really do.  But, I had Cyr wheel class and a headache last night, and that meant that while trying to manipulate this giant steel wheel, I tripped a few times and now I have a wonderfully colorful bruise on my shin that spans a good 4 or 5 inches.  When I got home, I had no energy to pick up knitting.  Instead, I sat on the couch, curled up with my friend who doubles as Tuesday night babysitter, and chatted about our upcoming Halloween shenanigans (it’s happening a lot faster than we want).

This morning, I remembered this awesome find from this weekend.  We stopped in Delavan, WI, for lunch on Saturday before heading to the apple orchard, and we spied this interesting antique store.  My eyes were drawn to it because of the circus memorabilia they had in their windows and the plaque proclaiming the unique history of the circus in the town.  inside, there wasn’t much circus, but there were a lot of other interesting things.

I found a bucket of old knitting magazines, circa 1950.

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I spent a good 20 minutes sitting on the floor, flipping through them carefully, reading the patterns and trying to understand what they meant, before settling on a few to buy.

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I love this dress! It’s so simple and feminine – kind of what I have in mind for the dress I want to make myself.

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The models had me laughing.  Really, the poses aren’t that much different from today, but the clothes they are wearing are so much more proper than what we see in Vogue.

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The children and infant knits are also adorable.  Each magazine made sure to have a section for women, men, and children.  Now, I just need to decipher this 50 year old jargon….

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