Sunday, May 21, 2006

New Books! (sort of)

The sun hasn't been out much lately around here, so when I saw it shining today I made big plans to photograph the roller derby skirt I made recently. My plans were thwarted, however, when I found out I had a much more important mission before me.
My favorite used book store, Lobster Lane, was opening today for the first time this season (it's only open from mid-May to mid-October). You're unlikely to find a first edition of The Great Gatsby there, but it's a great place to pick up vintage craft books and cookbooks for unbelievably reasonable prices (I don't think I've ever seen a book marked over $3 there).
The Make It Yourself Boutique has some really cute 1960's sewing patterns. I'm not a fan of '60s decorating or crafts, but I do like a lot of the fashion.
I also found numerous vintage knitting pattern books. Each one has some decent patterns in it, and some of the pictures are hilarious. The picture on the right came from the Columbia Minerva magazine. Don't they look natural? A part of me actually likes the Charlie Brown-like blue sweater, but I'm sure I'll come to my senses before I start knitting it.
The cover of the Reynolds magazine is pretty funny too. They want us to think the woman in the ridiculous position is cross-country skiing, but it's obvious when you look at it up close thatthere are no skis attached and she's just standing like an idiot.
I'm also pretty pleased with the novels below. The Tomorrow People was written 1960-ish and takes place in the distant future of 1977 when people apparently live on the moon. It looks very, very good (cough).



Blogger Gina said...

I love poking around old bookstores, and when you find treasures like these -- who can resist? I couldn't.

1:50 PM, May 21, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Lobster Lane! I'm going to have to wander down that way. Good book finds!

6:16 AM, May 22, 2006  

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