All my recent tidying uncovered some old favourites - the kind that you know are there but haven't actually seen for a while! Or is that just me that keeps things which appear to have no particular use?
In keeping with my current knitting fixation this post is about past projects most of which were made and gifted.
This shawl is my interpretation of a pattern which I made for a colleague somewhere in the mid 1980's. I was recently reminded of it, but after a fruitless search, including all the Mother's knitting patterns I gave up and believed there would never be another one.
So when I uncovered a couple of binders with old patterns from magazines, most of which are of the knitting variety, I just had to have a flick through and a giggle too.
These patterns are from the English Women's Weekly dated mid 1980's. I made the one in the middle for another colleague in the early 1990's and the green one on the right which you can't see the detail on I made for my charge when I worked as a nanny in London! These two were made in similar colours to the pattern pictures quite unusually for me.
These next two children's knitting booklets have patterns for some fun outfits - the one on the left is dated 1950 - obviously I inherited that one from the Mother or my Gran, the other one is straight out of the 70's.
Yes, I made things out of both of these books for children of family friends.
This pretty lace cardigan is from the 1980's and SJ made her own version of this in a soft pink mohair blend yarn, making it both warm and light.
In amongst all those pages - I found the pattern for the Duckling shawl - Yay!
It is going on my future makes list, it is a very clever design with the centre piece knitted whole round the radius using a short row technique and the pretty edging is knit separately then attached.
So my favourite today is uncovering old favourites and the happy memories they evoke.
Joining with MrsP's Favourite things Friday.
Have a wonderful weekend and stay cool.