Wednesday, April 29, 2009

american thread co. begin to knit booklets

I picked these up thrifting...there is no copyright date or illustrator info:






8 comments:

Meaghan said...

I have these! With my grandma's old aluminum knitting needles and some crochet guides too! What a delightful blast from the past they are!

P.S. - I'm fixin' it up right now, but you are the blog of the week over at Queering Domesticity!

Geek+Nerd said...

Oh my gosh! I just teared up a little. I learned to knit from the exact booklet on the right, with the pig-tail girl. My grandmother gave it to me years ago and I have no idea where it is. She passed away last year and it just made me think of her.

Retro Plants said...

the illustrations are *rad*! :)
i would love to learn to knit. . . i know. . . i think i am the only one around you hasn't picked it up yet! ;)
p.s. was the baby knit projects inside with the "learn to knit" booklet? funny to have teens learning how to knit baby things. . . teach em' young!

Victoria said...

These are great! I don't knit, but I can't help but buying these as well when I come across them, such great photos and graphics!

donkeyinawhitecoat said...

Oh boy. That knitting slumber party illustration is AWESOME. I want to live in that time, man. I missed out.

Busters Mom said...

I have the one with the girl in pigtails. It was in a big box of booklets my mil had saved over the years.

Valerie said...

Hee hee hee!! Love the chap in his sweater, and those sweet illustrations of girls knitting. Really funny.

G. Dragone said...

Hi,

I took one of your cool 50's images and made an embroidered piece. I can't find where on your site the original is.... I took a photo of it and it's on my flickr account.

Thanks for finding the cool artwork!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/spicy-shots