Back From the Beach

The river

Welcome to Ogunquit

Ahhh the beach…I never knew how much of a beach junky I was until I moved to New England.  My family frequently went  to the beach when we lived in Florida, but I was teeny weeny at the time and only remember throwing seaweed at my dad. 

It wasn’t all beach festivities during the past week in Ogunquit, Maine, there was also a lot of knitting, games, and some poking around at an antique mall.  I was inspired by Lauren of Lladybird to dig and see if I could find some vintage kniting and sewing books and patterns. 

fashion knits

This looks like a book my mom has in her knitting stash from the 1970’s.  I especially love that it’s “featuring” Red Heart Yarn, a time when it was considered ok to knit a sweater out of itchy acrylic.  My favorite pattern was a “Chanel” jacket with seed stitch front band and embroidered flowers on the pockets.

sewing patterns

I found a trove of vintage sewing patterns, including the above Anne Klein ascot-fabulous blouse.  I almost bought a cute dress pattern circa 1969 with buttons up the side and a funky neckline, but decided it was too much of a hassle to size down the pattern.  Now I wish I had bought it…

Well, it’s back to reality today.  Back to work for the long haul through the crazy Christmas season…my next vacation won’t be until February.  Here’s to hoping I can squeeze in as much knitting and sewing in the coming months as possible!


1 Comment

  1. July 29, 2013 / 5:17 pm

    Hi Lucinda. Is that blouse pattern for sale? I am looking for something like that. Will even return it. My son is getting married on the 9th of November, vintage theme.

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