hidden treasuresFriday, April 25, 2008
I would love to be showing you something I have finished knitting, but the truth is, I have nothing. I did take the sleeves of Ruby to Florida with me, and did finish one. The other sleeve will hopefully be finished this weekend. For some reason, I just haven't been knitting my usual 2-3 hours a day. Maybe this summertime weather has something to do with it. I found some newfound energy lurking within, motivating me to get some things accomplished around here. And our evenings have been long and slow enjoying a lot of time outside.
Yep, ever since I can remember, I have heard the clicking of my mothers knitting needles. She gave me this issue of fall/winter '67 Vogue Knitting a while ago.
It in itself is a treasure. I really love these sketches, showing you a few variations of how the dress on the cover could be made.
When my mother showed me this and asked me if I wanted it, you know my response! And can you imagine, 20oo beads and 2000 palliates.
I never saw her wear it. She said she wore it a few times to cocktail parties. Oh, how I would love to have a photo of her in the dress, at a party. I can only imagine how cute she must have looked. Too bad she said she didn't make those matching earrings!