Originally uploaded by rchach.
I love the Cincinnati Library.
You can search the catalog online. Place a hold on any book, cd, or dvd. And then tell them where you want to pick it up. There are branches 5 minutes in any direction from me, so its super convenient.
This time around, I picked up any crochet book in a quick search that was from the 80s or 40s (I was feeling punkish and classy at the same time- weird) and sort of spoke to me. I am relishing each one. And taking my time browsing through each one.
Last night I browsed through:
I am such a sucker for a stitch guide. I just love them. Again, I found more stitch combinations that I haven't seen before and look really great. Plus, This book has a few (like 3) patterns that would actually look great today. Like the easy breezy top on the front. (The tattoo on the models back totally cracks me up)
Or this top. I like the buttons and square neck line.
I would lose the stripes, I'm just not a stripe gal. But it definitely could be worn today.
I'll let you know if I find any other gems in the other books.