The patterns people have given me recently!
I recently participated in a Trans-Atlantic swap on Ravelry and in my lovely package was a book that I must share with you.
The Woman's Day Book of Granny Squares and Other Carry-Along Crochet
Be prepared for a massive explosion of colour and some - quite frankly - very odd uses of the granny square.
|Here we go ..........|
|Whilst the pink waistcoat has credibility - that skirt does not - I was a child in the 70s and I must have blocked granny square skirts form my mind because I don't remember them. Perhaps it is a poncho that slipped down!|
|Would make a nice cushion cover - I like the colours.|
|Poor woman having to model this - still the scarf is stylish:)|
|Hat - not for me, but I could see a use for that bag.|
|You could team the slippers with the skirt - or is that over doing it? Meanwhile a tie to get your man/dad/son noticed! But what is in store for the dog?|
|Actually the dog looks quite stylish I think - not sure about the hat made of scraps though. I did have a red and white hat like this when I was about 7 or 8.|
|More useful stuff|
|And even more useful stuff|
|The Afghan has potential - just needs some colour co-ordination.|
|This would be more practical as an Afghan - surely!|
|Useful cushion pattern and a fab foot rest/coffee table - very versatile:)|
|Again this has potential - just needs a decent set of colours.|
|My sons would bin this if I made it.|
|I'm not sure if this is a blanket or a skirt......|
|I do remember these from my childhood - I had a knitted blue and red stripy one.|
|Not for me:(|
|The Head Turning Beret - well they said it.........|
|And finally for mother and daughter - I do remember these - I made one for myself - but I don't think I ever wore it.|
Friend's Clear Out Patterns
One of my friends was recently clearing out all her mum's old stuff and she saved some vintage / retro patterns for me.
|A very seventies tank top.|
|From 1961 - do you remember these brushed nylon smocked cushions.|
|Also from the 60s - fabulous tea cosies|
|More crocheted place mats - these are a bit more stylish - love the china :)|
|Finally - from the 80s - a very sweet - cool - cardie. This will help to refocus your eyes after all that colour:)|
Thanks for sharing x