Thursday, December 12, 2013

You Know You Are A Serious Knitting Nerd When...

THIS is the kind of thing that gets you excited!
It is a 1968 Learn to Knit Book by Coats & Clark. Back when Red Heart yarn was not just Red Heart, it was Coats & Clarke's Red Heart!

It Says 35 Cents, I Got It For 25 Cents! Well 27 With Tax. Tax Man Needs His Cut On Everything!

Look at that Hair-Do.

A Dickey! Do You Know How Long It's Been Since I've Seen This Pattern? Never!

That Is One Wide Scarf! Notice There Is A Graphic As Well As A Photo. That's So Sixties.

Seriously, I was so excited when I found this book. Okay, so it's a little bent, but it still has the staples intact! Where did I find it? I will never reveal my source (thrift store).

When I am not writing this is one of my hobbies. Knitting, not finding knitting books. I crochet too, but I like to knit better. Probably because I learned to knit first. Mom pointed out that was weird because knitting is harder than crocheting. She always said I did everything backwards.

Nice to know Mom was right, as usual.

Mystery writer C.L. Ragsdale is the author of The Reboot Files a Christian Cozy Mystery Series, and a superhero story called Chasing Lady Midnight. A California native, she loves to "surf" the web to research plot details for her fun, quirky stories. She has a degree in Theatre Arts which greatly influenced her writing style. Working in various fields as a secretary has allowed her to both master her writing skills and acquire valuable technical knowledge which she uses liberally in her plots. Although that is where she got her idea for The Secretary, she is not an evil mastermind. Although some of her former employers might disagree. These days she contents herself with knitting while contemplating her next diabolical plot. Story plot that is.

Current E-Books
THE REBOOT FILES:  The Mystery of Hurtleberry House, The Island of Living Trees, The Harbinger of Retribution, and The Wrong Ghost.
Chasing Lady Midnight  (A Cozy Christian Mystery With Superheroes) 

1 comment:

  1. Cindy--I love it! Retro cool. I remember wearing dickeys when I was a kid. The theory was to give ordinary outfits a nice polished look without the heat of wearing a full turtleneck which was important in the south. (The winters can be tricky. One day its freezing, the next day in the 80s.)


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