I shall file this vintage Humpty Dumpty sweater pattern away in my brain under the "Completely Silly, Random, and Wonderful" category. The back part of the knitted narrative is the real killer (literally and figuratively).
(I just posted this on the big blog, but I wanted to include it here for the folks who only frequent this blog)
Upon finding her on the ol' internets, one of the first things I noticed about Francesca was her incredible collection of beautiful vintage illustrations - both archived on her blog, and hanging up on her walls. I longed for a whole big garden of flower images from her What Genus Are You? series of posts. And now it looks like my dreams are coming true, because...
She is currently hard at work embarking on a new, beautiful print-shop dreamily called Libris Lunaria !
When I was in college, my Faulkner professor was a Southern gentleman who used to wear seersucker suits and was irreverent and hilarious and really wonderful. At the time I took that class, I was in a bit of a rag-doll, striped-stockings-and-socks phase. When I ran into my professor a few years after graduation, he said "I hardly recognized you! Where are the red and white stripes?" Then he said, in his great drawl: "They are your signatuuure."
This a very roundabout way of telling you how I've been searching for years for a great red and white striped dress. You can imagine how happy I was to find this one, in the perfect size, in great shape, and from my favorite era!
I've only had it a week, and I've already worn it twice - I think it will be in heavy rotation from now on!
I recently found myself in posession of this quite dapper and fantastic (if a bit shabby) goose fellow. I am just helpless in the presence of the tiny top-hat and red felt vest. I think he is currently my favorite toy I own.
He needed some serious surgery, but I repaired him as best I can. I don't dare try to wind him, though, for fear of his fur flying clean off.
I found a nice new (old) painting/drawing table a few weeks back, and so I've got a little line of things that I really love lining the back (along with the funny planters I'm using to hold my brushes and pens and drawing doodads).
And among them is Mister Goose, who I think will be very good company.