Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Patterns Aplenty!


Well I never… I’ve finally had a good knitting pattern haul! My Charity shops have been lacking somewhat on the knitting pattern from for some while, so just imagine my amazement when I came across some more to add to my collection. I really was pleased as punch. :)
 
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The first bundle came from a local charity shop. I had nearly given up hope of ever finding a single old pattern in there ever again. Then, on Thursday, I noticed they had sorted out the patterns into neat folders (reminiscent of my own), and I thought to myself “oh go on, it will only take a jiffy to look in them”….and low and behold, I found these lurking in the back!



 
Five of the Eight patterns from the charity haul....
 
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The second bundle came from some lovely dealers who I know from my flea fair trips. (Many a treasure I have had from them- including my baby’s gas mask and set of WI sewing books.) I had a quick look at the pile, pulling out the three that I wanted, and then I was shown a little wartime cracker that was put away under the table…..I had to have it!
 


 
How about some woollies for the convalescing man?
Stump Sock, anyone? Certainly a pattern to make you think eh!
 
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My third and final bundle, consisting of a whopping 21 patterns, came from a charity stall. I also found Mammy a lovely pair of cherry red 40’s shoes from the same stall, and they were a bargain at £5! I’m. Not. At. All. Envious. Still, I can’t complain as I went on to find all the following patterns….
 
(there are some cracking designs in the Home Chat booklet)
 


 
 Victory V?
 

 I have designs on knitting these cami-knickers...


Beautiful Peggy!



I was really pleased about finding this one. I have a scanned copy of it already, but nothing beats owning the original!


 
 
 
  What can I say? Last week was obviously my week for finding patterns!
 
 
Must go, sunshine and some sorting awaits....
 
Tupps xxx
 
 
 

 P.S. Sorry for the large amount of pictures… I had to scan them all because my camera batteries need charging!


13 comments:

  1. Oh my word, what an utterly fantastic windfall of vintage patterns! I love each and every one of them, but am especially taken by the umbrella cover + bun snood combo.

    ♥ Jessica

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  2. All good things come to those who wait! The dry spell certainly rectified itself. Our local charity shops are painfully aware of what they have and the price tags reflect this. One had a few vintage books, annuals if you like, aimed at women, dating from the forties; I almost dropped when I saw how much they were asking!

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  3. Ah, you jammy so-and-so! That is a seriously good haul.

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  4. Oh my! What a score!!!! I have seen the knee one and would like to make it for my father since he has a bad knee. But omg this is a stash and a half! Whoot! xox

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  5. Oh my word, that Home Chat pattern! You are a lucky girl, I've waited a long time for a good haul of patterns, so my turn next? Do we get to gander at Mammy's new shoes? Enjoy the sunshine Tupps! :)

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  6. Wow what an incredible haul. I'm looking forward to seeing you in some of them.

    For one moment there I honestly thought that was a pattern for a knitted umbrella!

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  7. What a fantastic selection of patterns. Some very covetable ones in your collection, especially the green one with the V design. I have the knitted forage cap pattern too! It's creeping ever near the too of my "to knit" list. I love your "what I've found" posts, always something to drool over! Xx

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  8. What a find!!! Well done. I'm now working in a charity shop & yesterday we had a large bag of patterns dropped in. I'm looking forward to sorting through them today!! Stump Sock..... how sad :( x

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  9. patterns to think..... i remember my granny always knitting special socks for grandpa´s half amputated feet. the stuff you could get from the medical service in the GDR caused blisters and was not warm enough in winter.

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  10. Always fun to come upon stuff that you collect, preferably for not too much money!

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  11. Wow, what a fantastic set of patterns. In fact I have some serious pattern envy going on! How will you choose what to make? It is so good to get a successful charity shop run after a dry spell, almost makes it worth it!

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  12. Great finds! I am envious of all knitters. Can't seem to pick it up! :9

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  13. Oh, how fun! My heart always does a little flip-flop whenever I find vintage knitting patterns in my favorite thrift store. :)

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Ta very much for your messages folks!

Tickety Boo Tupney xxx

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