Hooray, my vintage sweater is done. It was begun 9 months ago and then went into hibernation for a while, as sometimes happens. I got the urge to finish it, and once I put aside other stuff it went pretty fast. The pattern is Ena's Sweater from the book A Stitch in Time by Waller & Crawford. It's done in Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4 ply with a bit of Kidsilk Haze added on the yoke. I like the buttons at the top.
It came straight from a vintage pattern. Here's the original:
My photographer was making me laugh.
To continue the vintage thread, I love to visit antique malls, and on one of my recent trips found this cute beaded bag of sorts.
It's made to be worn on a belt and would fit a compact, lipstick, and such things.
I like how Zechoslovakia is spelled.
After finishing my sweater, I was looking thru my vintage knitting mags for a new project and took out this Bernat Handicrafter. Gosh, that model on the right sure looks like Grace Kelly, I thought. Wait a minute, I think it is Grace Kelly! This magazine was published in 1949, when she would have been living in New York City and doing all kinds of things, including modeling and theater. She didn't become a star until 1953, after High Noon, Mogambo, and two Hitchcocks, so it's entirely possible that this could be her.
What do you think? Here's a confirmed Grace Kelly photograph, and the teeth are very similar. If so, that would be very cool.