Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Stripey progress and a shopping gem!!

....second time around and I'm heaps happier with how my stripey raglan is turning out..it really helps being able to try it on as I go. The waist shaping was done by just changing the needle size from 11 to 10.5 (US sizes), and I think I'll do the same with the sleeves.
We had a chance to go around some second hand book shops today, and just looky, looky, looky at what I bought!!...Yep, a complete set of 18 Golden Hands craft books for $5 the lot :-D
They were published in 1970, so as you would expect, some of the projects are hilarious, some look decidely dodgy, and some are completely do-able and should look really good, given a bit of an update (there's actually a lot more good
patterns than you would expect)
Not a bad buy considering that the cheapest craft magazine I could have bought today, would have cost me at least double the amount that this whole collection cost me
....now...decisions, decisions!...shall I crochet the granny square hooded cape, or the cabled jumper being modelled by the young guy smoking a pipe(!), or maybe the 'about town' coat with the jaunty hat ;-D
...ha...bet you're looking forward to those photos!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I bought that set new in the 70's and spent hours looking at them and I actually did some of the projects. I started a beautiful crocheted bedspread but only got a few squares done and realized it was not for me. Maybe 4 kids under 10 yrs had something to do with it. Lol. They are still fantastic books.

Shelley said...

The sweater is looking great!

KnitXcorE said...

I am completely jealous!!!! I can't wait to see what these books have in store :-)

2paw said...

What a terrific bargain, and they are going to a loving home!!!
The jumper is looking great. I really really must try a top down one this year, maybe a cardi and I like v-necks. Can you do top down v-necks???

Rebecca said...

These magazines are great! My Mum collected heaps of them in the 70's, I think through to 74 and my sister and I have inherited them! Among them I also found a set of Stitchcraft from the same era which are great too - keep us posted on what you knit...

Riggwelter said...

I have the full collection of these at my mums house, funnily enough i was thinking about them this morning, I'll have to bring them home with me next time I visit, they're great aren't they?