Sunday, December 2, 2012
Here's the other treasure I found - Eastenders patterns! Bet you can't wait. Now I'll have to warn you that I have actually never watched either Emmerdale or Eastenders, particularly not in the 80's. So my amusing comments will probably be limited to making guesses at possible storylines based on people's facial expressions!
For this year's Advent Calendar, I have some knitwear inspired by classic British soap operas for you. First up, the Emmerdale Farm Knitting book. Did you know that there was actually a range of knitting yarns made in Yorkshire called Emmerdale Yarns? The manufacturer is the producer of this pattern book.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Happy Christmas - here's Marilyn Monroe.
Marilyn herself was a knitter, as seen in the film "Let's make Love". She's not wearing a very interesting sweater here, but she's wearing the hell out of it.
Happy Holidays everyone!
Monday, December 19, 2011
Another 80's Bomb before we get to the glamorous final. I don't even know where to begin here. The baggy elephantine sleeves, the huge back cleavage which will surely cause the shoulders to slide off all the time, the nasty oversize lace, or the "skirt" made from a plastic table cloth. Oh 80's, we don't miss you.
This is by far my most favourite sweater of the book. Boatnecked and beaded, now this is how you do glam knitwear.
Bill Gibb thinks that she looks "not dissimilar to today's pop star Madonna". I don't see it.