I recently found a bag of knitting patterns at the car boot and realising they were all pre decimal bought them. I've had great fun going through them all (I know - I should get out more) and having had a good laugh thought about those who had modelled for these patterns. These folk, ladies, are probably still amongst us. So I thought it was time to out all those models of yesteryear and ask
Is this you?
Did you marry either of these men?
Did your mother knit you a natty cowboy cardigan?
Did your brother own these knobbly knees and have to go through the indignity of knitted knickers?
Why the pointy hat?
Is this your bemused looking grandfather?
Did you knit your child this?
Clearly all the rage there were several patterns for these two piece horrors...
I know vintage patterns are loved by many and I can see the appeal although can't see myself picking up my pins to recreate any of these.
I love the balloon heads here with paper curls. Were these used because no self respecting child would model them? No, probably not the reason - in those days we were encouraged to be seen and not heard and definitely not to venture an opinion on sartorial excellence...I remember being required to wear a similar beret.
More balloon heads!
This lady is smiling though gritted teeth - somebody has knitted her hats from old candlewick bedspreads.
And I love these black and white patterns for hats...
I can feel the envy coming through now - you want to knit these don't you?
What - all of them?
Shouldn't those children be sharing that nougat?
And last but not least - the prototype for the teletubby costume - gorgeous!
Anyone owning up?