Monday, October 13, 2008

5 Things About Monday, 13th October: Sock Garters & Tingle Lips Edition

  • Ack, busy. Work can be a deeply hateful thing at times. Although, and non-hatefully, it has meant that today has flown by.
  • Is it wrong that I am seriously considering knitting an authentic men's woollen swimsuit (the all-in-one shorts and tanktop type) from a pattern published in 1920? (Once the slog of Christmas knitting is done, that is.) I would never wear it, I just want to make it for the sake of, well, researching it and the process of making it. Is that weird? Oh, and the gauge is 32 stitches over 10cm (4 inches) which means both fine yarn and slim needles, and that my friends = forever.
  • I'm on a bit of a vintage clothing obsessive phase at the moment, I found myself scanning through ebay sites that have authentic starched collars and sock garters for sale. Not that I bought any, because a) that stuff's mad expensive, b) none of it was my size, c) really, what do I need it for? and e) I'm tempted to just make it myself anyhoo.
  • Oh, heads-up. Try Googling things like 'sock garters' and be prepared for some seriously NSFW action.
  • I had a nom nom Thai salad for lunch, and it was so hot my lips were burning for like an hour afterwards. I am so tough! Fiery Thai chillies, no problemo. ::whimper::

5 comments:

M-H said...

Is it wrong that I am seriously considering knitting an authentic men's woollen swimsuit (the all-in-one shorts and tanktop type) from a pattern published in 1920?

Yes. I had one of these in the 1950s. I think it had been my mother's. (Depression mentality=never throwing things out.) The memory still makes me shudder.

The Other Andrew said...

Shame you don't still have it...

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

no way, I'm deadly curious to know what it really looks and feels like IRL. I have photos of my dad and his siblings wearing them at the beach like the good hardy Scottish bairns they were. even in black and white they still look like they're *freezing*!

I still have a 50's/60's commercial cozzie somewhere, it's a synth blend, black, boyleg, wide shoulders, deep scoop neck. delicious. I wore it till it started getting a bit too saggy. it was heavy but comfy! I just never found the right Esther Williams frou-frou hat to wear with it ;-)

oooh -

http://www.esther-williams.com/swimwear.htm

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