Sunday, February 28, 2010

From the Mail Lady

It's always exciting when the mail lady brings goodies. Actually, sometimes it's the library's delivery guy (his name is Ron), since I have a fair amount of mail delivered to work instead of home. Either way, whether it's Ron or the anonymous Mail Lady who delivers my home mail, it's always exciting.

There have been some undocumented knitting-related deliveries lately.

Here's the February shipment of the Mean Girls Yarn Club.

Mean Girls Yarn Club "Heart in a Box"

Both times that I have joined yarn clubs, I've told myself that it would force me to consider yarn not within my usual colorways. However, not surprisingly, this month's shipment is my favorite, because it's definitely within my colorway comfort zone!

The shipment also included a heart-shaped lollypop and a tiny key-shaped stitch marker.

Speaking of stitch markers:

stitch marker tins

That's two sets of stitch markers from Lynette's Etsy shop, Passionknit Pieces. I'm a sucker for stitch markers, and she's got lots of cute ones!

stitch markers
Red Nuggets

Black Cat stitch markers
Black Cats

At least six weeks ago, my friend Melissa asked me if I wanted some old knitting patterns she had gotten somehow. I said sure, so she put them in the mail to me.

The first few looked like the typical pamphlets I remember my grandma having back in the 60s and 70s. Most of these didn't have dates on them but the two that did were dated 1974, which is the year I graduated from high school, so I remember it very well!

'70's knitting pamphlets

The last one in the pile had a note attched.

A Man's Handmades

I have to say that I don't remember guys wearing aran hats tilted to one side like that. I also don't remember any dressing like this!

Hiking Group
Note the same tilt to the hat. Maybe he's got a scar over his eyebrow.

I'm not one to criticize the styles from the past - I'm old enough to know that fashion is circular and if you're laughing about it today, there's a good possibility you'll be wearing it tomorrow. However, I'm pretty sure I'd remember guys dressed like this!

And those knee socks? They're actually leg warmers, years before the leg warmer craze of the '80's!


Bezzie said...

Sweet lord! I think those pamphlets have scarred me enough for a Monday morning! Ha ha!!

Chris said...

Here I was, enjoying the black kitty stitch markers, and then I see that last guy and his crazy kneesocks.


Mary Lou said...

Oh man - those are great. I have a couple like that a friend found at a garage sale. I also like the ones with the men smoking. Helps the sweaters smell so fresh!

Steven said...

My word, those socks are awesome! I'm surprised Stitchy McYarnpants didn't do a number on these! Stranded indeed!

paula said...

Ha ha! Those are great pics!

mrspao said...

Hehehe :) Perhaps I need to make pao some of those socks.

I love those kitty stitch markers.