Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday knitting pattern

Sorry for being so late posting folks ... it's a terrible start to Blogtoberfest and I absolutely promise (cross my heart and hope to die) I will do better from now on.

Today's post is brought to you by the oldest Patons & Baldwin book in my collection, a men's knitting pattern book which may date form the early 1940s.

Not in the best condition (although you wouldn't know to look at it) ... the darn thing's missing its back cover and I think I picked it up before I made it a rule not to buy patterns if they weren't in good knick.

Some of the patterns scream things have changed ... although the pattern on the left above has stood the test of time. But I'm not sure how many of the fellas would be happy with this checkerboard look.

And this last example just looks too effeminate to appear on a man ... and I can't make up my mind whether it's the midriff length, the pointy collar, the clinging look of it or the way the model's standing.

Okay ... time to stop embracing the inner bitch. Usually time for a nap about the time that starts happening!

Happy Blogtoberfest to everybody, and I'm off to visit the Queen of Blogtoberdom (aka Tinniegirl) to see what else is happening.

1 comment:

NessaKnits said...

*Giggles* at Peter Pan photo on the end.