The Tim's grandmother was a crocheter, and we have some really lovely things that she made to us and gave to us for a wedding gift. We use some of the stuff regularly, but there is a gorgeous tablecloth we don't use because it's way too big for the table we have. A couple of my nieces have said they would like to have it, and that makes me happy.
But the knitting of the past I'm talking about are from more recent times - the 70s and 80s. Knitters get irritated when people think of the stereotypical little old lady knitting, or the pregnant woman knitting booties for a baby. And I get that, I really do. But lest we forget, let me share some of the images of knitting that may also be seared into their minds. (I know they are seared into mine now.)
This begs the question: Why are there not more booklets and patterns based on the theme of Men in Belted Sweaters???? I guess it's a good thing this guy doesn't have a lot of chest hair, or that tie there could be painful!
This hunk is going not just for the belted sweater, but for the same color, with coordinating ascot. I'll bet he has to beat the women off with a stick.
Moving on, people in the 70s and 80s were no slouches when it came to fashionable, knitted ski masks to deal with the cold weather.
I swear to God that even in the bright light of day, this would scare the bejeebers out of me.
Now, this is something you just KNOW jazz lovers would love to have in their closet:
She looks like one fun gal!
And as nice as the above sweater is, I think we all might prefer something more elegant, with - as advertised - some "magic" in it.
WHERE IS SHE NOW????
All kidding aside though, I think this last one has elements of each of the horrific examples above, and yet somehow seems jaunty and always in style.
Perhaps after the holidays, we could have a KAL for this - think how excited the men in our lives would be!
To paraphrase another saying, just because you CAN knit it, it doesn't mean that you SHOULD.
The 70s and 80s - Once Was Enough.