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Solid Gold

And speaking of the 70s … today I sat down to have my elevenses with a book found in my mother-in-law’s stash.  It’s a crochet book.  The cover features a man in all his glorious 70s hirsute-ness, complete with pipe (I knew there was something missing from my crochet practice) and he’s sitting in his yarn-ey den surrounded by hanging hanks and spinning wheels.

I just knew it was going to be solid gold before I even opened the cover.

And open the cover I did to a gasp of wonder!  The first page is our cover bloke, he’s replaced his pipe with a bunch of balloons and is frolicking in a meadow in crochet long johns.

Gold.

The whole book is very Barbara and Tom from The Good Life.  If Tom ever wore a crochet coat and danced with his goat …….

I instagrammed my elevenses, of course.  And got the most fascinating comments about the book.  Apparently it’s available on Amazon for no less than $60!  The hardback even more.  What’s with that?!

It’s not all frolicking blokes, like this handy bit about re-using yarn and how to get the kinks out.  That’s my kind of 70s thinking. (By the way, you unravel directly onto your hands/elbows and secure the hank with 4 loose ties.  Wash as you would the garment and hang to dry away from direct heat lightly weighted with books or water bottles to remove kinks.)

Knew it was gold!

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January 31, 2013 - 7:22 am

Frankie and Ray - Oh, I can’t decide if the goat picture or the long johns are my favourite! Gold.

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