Knits that have stood the test of time
The truth is, I took a progress shot of the trapeze jacket. And there is progress -- I'm finally finished with the back. But I just can't subject all of you to a progress shot of boring old ribbing. So instead, let's take a whirl in the knitting way-back machine via a copy of Spinnerin's "Gentlemen Prefer" that I snagged for $2 at Rhinebeck.
The year is 1967, and apparently gentlemen preferred garish cardigans and women with alarmingly high-waisted pants. Those studious fellows look down-right captivated (or confused?) by her! Either that, or they're waiting for her to leave so they can dig into that tug-boat sized fruit basket.Nothing says "expert art direction" quite like bright orange, wraparound vest. The photographer appears to be mumbling under his breath, "Put a sock in it, jackass."
It's a man. In a poncho. Is it a mancho? I'm wondering if that masterpiece was knit by his intergalactic companion there. If the sweater curse is bad news, imagine the poncho curse!