Stitchy McYarnpants

Confessions of a husband-neglecting, cat-shooing, yarn-hoarding knitaholic. But in a good way.

Monday, October 11, 2004

The Museum of Kitschy Stitches, Vol. II - You Knit for Your Mama with Those Needles?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What can I say - you've left me ROTFLOL!!! Great take on all those "wonderful" fashions of the sixties and seventies!


10/11/2004 11:46:00 PM  
Blogger Life's a Stitch said...

What a fun read, especially at midnight when I can't sleep!

10/12/2004 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I love your musuem! Actually, I love your blog. In fact, I dedicated an entry of my blog to yours:

I've also added you as a link, if you don't mind!


10/12/2004 04:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how's about we try that again with an actual working link this time, eh?


10/12/2004 04:26:00 AM  
Blogger Trish said...

Stamp out acrylic! NO MORE YARN SORES!

Looking forward to your next edition of MOK (and anything you might post before then) Thanks for the laughs!

10/12/2004 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, this post had me laughing out loud here at work and then I had to explain, and well...Good gawd! Thanks for making my morning!


10/12/2004 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger La said...

OMG! Too F---riggin funny! Thank you, Thank you, THAKN YOU! I needed that

10/12/2004 12:32:00 PM  
Blogger margene said...

That's what '70's feminism brought us. We thought we were 'in charge' of our bodies. Man, those pictures bring back a lot of bad memories. Glad you made me laugh!

10/12/2004 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my lord. I found your blog through the ChicKnits site, but I am book marking it right now.

(I have a "thing" for vintage patterns, but usually tossed aside those from the seventies. Never more! Who knew they were so lascivious?)


10/12/2004 01:54:00 PM  
Blogger IndigoMuse said...

This was too damn funny. Thank you for the great laugh. Camels! ROTFL...


10/12/2004 02:08:00 PM  
Blogger melanie said...

I just know your Museum is going to become famous. I'll bet you can even start charging admission for the laughs it brings and ditch that day job of yours. Another brilliant installment!

10/12/2004 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when i was in the 3rd grade my mother made me a peekaboo crocheted dress that my mother would style with a white blouse underneath providing me with the correct amount of modesty up top. but the skirt was peekaboo-y as well and my slip was there for viewing. i'm still working this out with my therapist.


maryse @

10/12/2004 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I love the MOKs. But I think that the pillow while being atrocious might not be erotic: that's supposed to be the astronomical sign of Gemini.


10/12/2004 04:05:00 PM  
Blogger Pet said...

Mrs McYarnpants... you very funny lady! Clever post, I especially enjoyed the yarn sores!!! Thank you!

10/12/2004 04:09:00 PM  
Blogger monkeemaven said...


I actually have that exact McCall's Needlework and Crafts! I've got around a dozen from '67 - '73... gawd, they're all just like that.

10/12/2004 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funky Vintage patters are just great! (Child of the 70's!) But why oh why did they ever envent Acrylic! NOT in my "Polymerized Paradise" of yarn heaven! Some vintage goodies can be 'tweaked' into some great 'now' designs in gorgeous yarns available now - not too sure about HotPants though LOL - Greetings from Amsterdam Netherlands :¬) - Fun blog btw ~Lydia~

10/12/2004 07:49:00 PM  
Blogger Katy said...

I also found your site while surfing Chicknits, and I've added you to my bloglines subscriptions. Too funny! I live in Western MA, wish I was close enough to go to the Knitsmiths gatherings. And hey, maybe you need to start a mini-short-a-long, that might get some needles clicking all over the place!

10/12/2004 08:26:00 PM  
Blogger Rabbitch said...

Oh god, I think I just hurt myself. Thank you.

10/12/2004 09:45:00 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

You are too *funny*! I am still laughing at the camel joke, as well as the PTA = Pants Tossed Aside!! Wow, what a great journal entry! Thanks for giving all of us a laugh! :)

10/13/2004 05:36:00 AM  
Blogger Elayne said...

Thanks for the giggles...especially since I used to wear those "hotpants" and much of the other stuff. The demand for acrylic came about because it "didn't felt". Fabulously fun days back in UK before I was whisked away by my still gorgeous "Yank".

10/13/2004 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! My name is Jenn, I saw your post the other day with the Mr Dressup sweater and the horse fly net. Picture here:

I was wondering if you had the book the horse flynet pattern came in or knew the title or perhaps where I could get another copy of it if it is in a book? I have been searching for a flynet because my horse needs one and the storebought ones, although basically the same thing, just aren't cool when I know I can make my own! I can be emailed at emanonx AT hotmail DOT com. I would have just sent an email to begin with but I couldn't find one on the page. Sorry for bothering you! By the way...This entry, with all these crazy fashions, is awesome!

10/13/2004 10:56:00 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

ROTFLMAO! Thank you for this entry. It made my day!

10/14/2004 12:00:00 AM  
Blogger Miriam said...


Wow... I just have to link this entry. I'm very glad that everyone else in my office is out to lunch. It would be hard to explain why I was reading knitting blogs at work and laughing so hard!

Thank you THANK YOU!


10/14/2004 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the sandwich board dress item is my favorite...

*patiently waiting for Volume III)*

10/14/2004 10:02:00 PM  
Blogger Elabeth said...

Oh god..I was laughing so hard I started to cry. Husband Boy had to come see what I was laughing at. LOL I showed him the pants tossed aside lady and he had to leave the room. hahahahahahhahaha

10/18/2004 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These pics are hilarious. I am so glad I missed the 60s and most of the 70's...

10/22/2004 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous GailV said...

I'm pretty sure my sister had that issue of Seventeen Make It. That image was burned into my retinas at a tender age, although surpressed all these years. This explains so much....

11/08/2005 08:29:00 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

If you really cant sleep, you might look at a video of knitting addiction at

It is a funny diversion... :)
JLH "I'm a MAN and I KNIT!"

1/18/2006 09:49:00 PM  

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