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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Vintage Crochet (1970's) and Giveaway





More goodies from Grandpa Dave and Grandma Glenda who unearthed many of my Mom's old books and projects! How cool is that?
And this, is one of Mom's UFO's. I wonder if I can do something with it?

Giveaway: Leave a comment on THIS post by Friday at 4:00 PM Eastern, and your name will be put in a drawing for 6 balls of Moda Dea Fashionista in Blue Bayou. 6! You could do something with that! Then, I'll announce the winner, then you'll have to keep reading, hear your name/username and email me with your shipping address. (I'm not a mind reader, if you don't provide the shipping address, I can't ship the prize). I'll give the info when I announce the name of the winner. The winner will be announced Monday morning, the 15th. Good Luck!

23 comments:

CindyCrochets said...

I have never saw crochet patterns in a package like that. How neat that you have one of your Mom's UFOs. Do you know what she was making? I think it would be wonderful if you finished her UFO.

Ellen Gormley said...

Hi CindyCrochets, you're in the drawing! I don't know what Mom was making, I suspect she was just going to make a baby blanket in dc stripes using up stash. She did have another UFO that was a knitting one, which included the pattern, but I really couldn't see myself finishing it or being much interested in the finished product.

Scarlet said...

Hi Ellen, Excited about your contest. I do not comment very often but I read you daily.
I found one of my mothers UFO's as well but it was the first 5 chapters of a book. Fiction, kinda Si-Fi. I hope to some day finish it in her honor, I just hope I can do it justice.

Have a great day!!!

Ellen Gormley said...

Scarlet, that's really interesting. Your Mom must have been a visionary!

Scarlet said...

I didn't comment on the post like I wanted. How cool that they used to have crochet patterns packaged like a sewing pattern. I like CindyCrochet have never seen that. I do remember all the patten packages, (dresses and such as she made all my clothes when I was younger) mom had that looked just like the fist one in this post.

Thanks for sharing with us Ellen!!

WoolenKisses said...

That looks like it could be an interesting UFO. Makes me wonder if there's anything like that already lerking in my mom or grandma's closet... Those patterns look intersting too!

Jaybird Designs said...

I love vintage patterns and have a nice collection myself, LOL!! But for some reason I really don't care for granny squares, LOL!!

Lorena said...

How cool...those patterns look like sewing patterns! I think you could continue the stash busting dc stripe baby blanket.

Anna Bananas said...

Wow! That man on the third cover is HOT! lol - those some crazy booklets - perhaps you should start a collection of really old crochet magazines and then when you die bequeath (sp?) them to the Library :-P

crochetcollection said...

oh my goodness! Those first couple of patterns are so cool! They look just like my vintage simplicity patterns! My grandma gave me some of her vintage patterns, and boy, do I treasure them! I should do a blog post about them sometime...
The UFO looks very interesting! You could turn it into a poncho, or something...that was my first thought anyway!
Chelsea

Ellen Neugebauer said...

Hey Ellen, I have some of those old magazines too!!

Ellen N

HindyB said...

Hi Ellen,

I also have some of those old patterns. Although this is giving away my age, they are originals which I purchased myself and have kept all these years!

Trish said...

Wow - those patterns were a trip down memory lane for me....

I think it's neat that you found your Mom's UFO and can do something with it - what a cool memory it will be when done!

I really enjoy your blog!

pam said...

How cool! I remember the tops with the long fringe -- never made any. You sit on the fringe and it gets pulled. Not many men I knew would wear a jacket like that either. I read you blog but I've never commented before. P

Ellen Gormley said...

Tracy G left this message, but it had her email in it, and I didn't know if she wanted it published so here's what she said,

"I like the men's Bernat sweater. Ah the good old days.... "

Crochet Friends of Stamford said...

My great-grandmother (who taught me to crochet) had a subscription to the WorkBasket. I sometimes search them on ebay - they are a great source for old patterns both knit and crochet. Fun to look at the older styles and try to update them with newer yarns and techniques. I especially like the baby and little girl stuff :)
Haley

angela said...

Oh My Gosh I remember my Grandma wearing a skirt similar to the long black, red, and yellowy one and having a matching scarf in her hair (she was a very cool Grandma)thanks for bringing back the memories of the 70's. My daughters also think that the patterns are "cool" for today too...is it just me or does everything seem to come back into "coolness"

JLG said...

I was recently crocheting on a visit to my in-laws and my MIL pulled out a bag with crocheting that she hadn't touched in 30 years, with hook still mid-stitch and the WIP was a vest in just that same 70's retro orange (although back then it wasn't retro).
My grandmother, who passed away 3 years ago at 102 crocheting until she was 101. I have some of her UFOs, but don't know how to work with them since she was a righty and I'm a lefty. Have a wonderful day!

Maria said...

Oh man those patterns are SO COOL! I guarantee if I went digging through mom's stuff I'd find similar things. My grandma was a crocheter too, so mom probably has some of her old patterns stashed some where...those would be a find!

Maria

Dotty said...

I have never seen crochet patterns packaged like that but I think I have some of the same patterns in book form. I crocheted in the 70s and then didn't for many years. I'm crocheting again now and have lots of fun. My mother recently gave me my grandmother and great grandmother's hooks, so I know how you feel about the UFO.

Doris said...

Scary, Ellen. I kinda cringe when reminded that the 70's are now considered "vintage", considering that I'd been there, done that. :D

RenSno said...

Hi Ellen, Happy Birthday Blessings in remembrance of your Beautiful Mom in honor of her Birthday. What an amazing young lady she has brought into this world. I know in my Heart that she is so very proud of you and all that you've done and has given in the craft world today. I Appreciate it very much, Thank you Ellen & Thank you to your Wonderful Creative Beautiful Mom!

RenSno said...

Hi Ellen, Happy Birthday Blessings in remembrance of your Beautiful Mom in honor of her Birthday. What an amazing young lady she has brought into this world. I know in my Heart that she is so very proud of you and all that you've done and has given in the craft world today. I Appreciate it very much, Thank you Ellen & Thank you to your Wonderful Creative Beautiful Mom!