Monday, March 17, 2008

Odds and Ends

I ran across some fragments of old magazines that used to belong to my grandmother. The scraps date back to about 1923 or earlier. The first is a picture of shamrock lace in honor of St. Patrick's Day, but unfortunately the page with the pattern on it is missing. The Antique Pattern Library is gradually adding old volumes including these old Needlecraft Magazines so it is worth looking at for old knitting and crochet patterns (

The second picture is an advertizement for a needlework magazine subscription from a 1919 booklet. I love the price, 25 cents for a whole year!

This third item is from an ad for Chevrolet automobiles in 1923. My, how times have changed.

1 comment:

OceanKnitter said...

I found your blog while researching a pattern via Google, and I just want to tell you that I've enjoyed reading through many of your posts. The Retro Knits are wonderful, as are the lovely stories of your work as a knitting instructor. Thank you for sharing!