Friday, October 21, 2011

I've Been Shopping For Vintage Knitting Books

I think Mark has rubbed off on me. I've been shopping on ebay again. I recently bought some Vintage Patons pattern books for babies & children. The photo below is one that arrived early last week.

I am really pleased that it is in such good condition
I have about 8 of these old Patons books now and I am eyeing off more of them on ebay. You can check out my other pattern books here if you'd like. I love the fact that even those these patterns are old the styles are still in fashion. Everything eventually does if you hang on to them long enough. After all look at the old paisley items. They come back every twenty years or so don't they.

This was the book I ordered early last week. It arrived on Friday :)
I couldn't help myself. When I saw this pattern book I recognised it as one my Mum used to own. She had used it so much that the pages were worn out. I recall her throwing the book away :(  Lucky me though I found it on ebay.

Mum used to make all us kids jumpers with this pattern. I think it was her favourite.

I remember looking in Mum's copy at this pattern. Well the photo really as the pages were all tatty and dog-eared. In fact I think the book was falling apart at the seams. I think I might just have to have a go at making this one.

Any way, I'm off to do some more knitting :D
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