Tuesday, 2 August 2016

New Vintage Linky Party

I thought I'd share a linky I found for anyone who. like me, loves finding old things in charity/thrift shops.  Vintage Bliss hosted by Joann over at Woman in Real Life
If you want to see what others have posted just click on the button above

My own find was something else for my collection of vintage knitting and sewing items
The purple ball of crimplene wool is my newest addition.

When I began my knitting wool collection, I started with old balls of wool/yarn which were all 100% wool because that was what wool was!!  But of course new fibres that were introduced were revolutionary way back in the 1960s making knitted garments so much easier to wash and care for so although I would not wish to knit with this type of yarn it does have a place in the history of knitting and therefore features in my collection.

Do you have a collection you add to through charity/thrift shop finds?  Can you remember knitting with these "new" yarns?  What do you like to knit with today? Please feel free to leave a comment below :)

8 comments:

  1. This would be an interesting linking. I hardly ever go to thrift shops anymore. My house looks like a thrift shop!! LOL

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    1. Your house sounds like absolute bliss to me, Paula :) I do love designs of the past and things that were well made.

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  2. Glad to meet you via Joann's link party. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog.
    Joy

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  3. Good find.

    I collect vintage knitting books, some I've inherited and one of my favourites was a charity shop find that cost me 75p! It's from the 1940s and has a section on how to 'make do and mend' with your knitting. :-)

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    1. Yes I love vintage knitting books too and the one you got for 75p sounds like a really amazing find :)

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  4. Thanks so much for joining the party! How awesome that you have a vintage wool collection. Reminds me of my grandmother and all of the cozy wool sweaters she used to knit!

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    1. Cheers Jo thanks for visiting me too :)

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