Friday, May 27, 2011

Hats, Magazines, and a little bit of Knitting

Outfit Details:
Dress: Made by me from a 1960's pattern
Sweater: Costa Blanca
Flats: Payless

I have been out antique hunting today. I was very disappointed I won't be able to get to the Christie antique sale this year, so I went to my favourite local store to make myself feel better. I wore a vintage inspired outfit today due to the weather (thunderstorms...), and the fact most of my poofy 1950's dresses make it difficult for me to sit on the bus without someone sitting on my dress!

I found lots of things I wanted to buy (I always do...) but in the end I settled for a hat, some magazine pieces, some 1950's knitting books, and some reeeeaaaallllyy cheap knitting needles. Most of the magazine pieces are from about 1910. I suspect someone learned that they could make more money by selling the covers and ads rather then the whole magazine, and that the pieces I bought were what was leftover. It makes me quite sad that people destroy perfectly good vintage magazines, but at least I rescued some of the remaining pieces. I will post some scans of the pieces later this week.

I have been working on designing a new pattern for my Etsy / Ravelry shop. It's not quite done yet, but here is a little sneak peak at my new vintage inspired hat pattern. It looks a bit like a rose.

That's All.


  1. Oooh it makes me sad when people rip up magazines or books and then sell the bits! I just always hope that maybe the magazine was already missing a part or something like that--makes me feel better.

    Can't wait for more pics of your hat!

  2. That looks like another wonderful hat knitting pattern you're working on! I really should learn to knit, but my last attempt looked liked something had died on my needles.

    Ah, people sitting on your skirt - I've had that problem in '50s dresses! Also makes visiting some W.C. facilities difficult when the cubicles are particularly tiny...

    Miss P xx

  3. Love your sweater...and the hat looks cute! I'm not going to Christie's this weekend, either. Drat. Maybe in the fall...

  4. That hat is awesome! Sadly, I don't suit hats too well unless my hair is very long (it's getting there!) so I never attempt to knit them. I have a couple of Jane Waller books with vintage hat patterns in there, so perhaps one day... :)