My apologies for the dull pictureless baby cardigan post. As rightfully pointed out, it has been a very quick project and seems to be coming together ok. Just the button bands and collar to finish. It seems very strange to knit them separately and then sew them on rather than picking up the stitches, but I'm useless at working out button holes for myself so I'm following the pattern. Here it is so far...
And here, in all it's glory, is the original pattern. I think I'll pass on the tea cosy hat and legwarmers. There's no date on it, but I'd guess early 80s... thankfully by which time I was too old for Grandma to have made the outfit for me!
My Grandma was an amazing knitter and seamstress and I used to love doing embroidery and crafty things with her as a child. When she died, I inherited her collections of patterns, notions and knitting needles and other bits and bobs. They mean a lot to me. There are some amazing patterns from the 1930s to the 1980s - many of them are probably never to be used again, but I just love looking at them. Here is a small sample - check out the sock patterns!
The 'Knitting made easy by P&B...Edition 1940' pamphlet contains such delights as bed capes and thigh hugging pants. The label on the cover reads 'Please note: Owing to war conditions, shade ranges are being reduced. Fringes are issued subject to this feature and to available supplies against orders through usual stockists'.