A treat arrived today. My copy of 'A Stitch in Time. vol 2" that I had ordered pre-publication sometime early in the year. As I always read 'Just Call me Ruby' , author Susan Crawford's blog, I know that there had been all sorts of glitches, so I assumed it would be for ever before it arrived in Canada, most likely whilst I was away.
But no....the very big book, plus some goodies, is here now.
Above, is a sweater that I would like to knit.....not saying that I actually will, but it is up my line. There are over 80 patterns from 1930 - 1959, all re-written and re-sized with very few items that I do not covet.
I have always been a fan of the original 'A Stitch in Time' even before it was called vol1. I believe it was published in the early 1970s. Here are some photographs of my granddaughter in 2010 wearing some of the 1940s patterns that I knit in the 80s. I still wear the red blackberry stitch cardi.
and I just dug out this Tyrolean cardi, again taken from the original volume from a 40s knitting pattern. I also have "the Mans Knitting Book' by Jane Waller, a social historian who collaborates with Susan, somewhere. I read old patterns like novels.
Oh, I am going to have a wonderful time.