Thursday, 6 September 2012
Man's Bulky Cardigan
Somehow I was sucked into a charity shop this morning and I fell straight for the 1970s sales pitch. Or did I fall for the pictures in the pattern book? Who can resist a pattern for a man's bulky cardigan? Is it a bulky man's cardigan in disguise?
I have never learnt to crochet, but the day may yet come. However I have been able to knit since I was at infants' school. So when I see a box for a bit of plastic (sorry, unbreakable nylon) describing the contents as The Original Betty Ann Knitter (knits and crochets with one needle!) I am a little bit cautious.
However, in a charity shop one can throw caution to the wind. The moths fluttered out of my purse as I parted with £1.50. The PDSA now have enough for a few chewy doggie bones and some cat crunchies, and I am the proud owner of an item which the manufacturers claimed could do almost everything I ever wanted with wool, but with which I will probably do nothing.
In truth, it was the pictures in the book and the newspaper cutting hidden in the box that hooked me. There is more to show. No surprise to find that it came from the States, so, as they say there, stay tooned...