I have decided that I need to get back to crafting for pleasure and I am determined to finish this 70s vest as per the knitting pattern below.
I used to love scouring op-shops for great vintage craft books in Canada, not so easy to find in Australia. "Make It Yourself" was published in 1973 and has the pattern that I am using. You can also find some free vintage knit patterns at Vintage Purls.
You may not appreciate my choice of colours but I do like to throw together unusual colour combinations for my personal use and always have something original.
Shortly before returning to Australia, I had joined a Stitch and Bitch group in Mississauga, Ontario. We met once a month at a local pizzeria and everybody brought along their knitting and well, just stitched and bitched. It was quite good because Linda Benne-Finnie , the lady who started the group also owned the knitting store across the road and could always offer expert advice. In fact, she was and still is the fastest knitter in North America! Read about her here.
I would love to start a Stitch and Bitch group in Brisbane and people of all levels could come along and knit or crochet while socialising. More experienced crafters could help beginners. It would not cost anything except the price of a coffee or snack, depending on where we meet. Is anyone interested?