Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Kitschy Knits

Ah, the 70s. When else could you get away with a fringed, crocheted, gawd-awful hideous vest like this one? I found this and the rest of these pics in a 1973 craft and design book at the local thrift shop. For some reason I can't resist these kinds of books, even though (or maybe because) most of the stuff in them is atrocious.

I don't know if you can tell, but the entire riding habit pictured above is knitted. They show you how to make the plaid pattern and everything. The dog looks a little wary, doesn't he?

In the 1970s, kids' moms still made a lot of their clothes, and kids were disciplined a lot more then. So if you were being punished, you might have had to wear a sweater like this one with your plaid bell bottom pants.

Not all the stuff in this book is hideous though. I actually kind of found these guys endearing:

And who wouldn't want this kitty to hold their knitting stuff?

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