There have been some undocumented knitting-related deliveries lately.
Here's the February shipment of the Mean Girls Yarn Club.
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:
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!
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!
The last one in the pile had a note attched.
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!
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!