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Magazine Supplements from 1937

Posted on 27/01/2020

Laura from Sydney sent me a box full of patterns dating back to the 1930’s. I just love these old magazine supplements from the Australian Women’s Weekly and The Sunday Herald. Thanks Laura, I will get them published as soon as I can.

Knits for Nature

Posted on 15/09/2019

I was watching the news a few weeks ago and there was an article about knitting jumpers for tiny penguins.

Here’s a quote from the Penguin Foundation, Phillip Island website: “Oil pollution is a serious threat to little penguins. When penguins become oiled, they will try to preen and clean the toxic oil from their feathers, ingesting it can kill them. It also damages their delicate feathers which exposes their skin to cold temperatures and they are left cold, heavy and unable to swim or hunt for food.”

If you want to read more or find the pattern for this cute little jumper, please click this link to go to the Penguin Foundation, Phillip Island website.

Little penguin in rehabilitation jumper at the Phillip Island Wildlife Clinic.

Thanks to Janet in the UK

Posted on 09/03/2019

Janet in the UK sent me some great old knitting patterns that belonged to her late mother. Thank you so much for sending them to me. Here is a sample:

Gorgeous Tortoise and Ladybird Cushions

Posted on 08/02/2019

When I saw these cushions in the Sirdar Baby Plus 108 booklet sent to me by Anne in Scotland, I just had do do them for my grandchildren. I’m not keen on crocheting but my Mum is. So Mum crocheted the tortoise and I knitted the ladybird.

Here’s the link to the Tortoise pattern and here’s the link to the Ladybird pattern