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PostSubject: KNIT ONE....KILL ONE!   KNIT ONE....KILL ONE! Icon_minitimeTue Aug 27, 2019 2:57 am

This article is really funny!  
Enjoy the pics but DO read the copy! The bloke has quite a way with words.
Mums, ....ya gotta luv 'em!
They may not have always understood, but they were always willing to try to help.

Has anyone here been there in their youth?

https://flashbak.com/knit-one-purl-one-kill-one-1970s-emasculating-action-man-knitting-patterns-2-17504/

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PostSubject: Re: KNIT ONE....KILL ONE!   KNIT ONE....KILL ONE! Icon_minitimeTue Aug 27, 2019 4:21 am

Thanks for the article, Barry.

Shhhhh, I have seen a few of those jumpers on these very boards...

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PostSubject: Re: KNIT ONE....KILL ONE!   KNIT ONE....KILL ONE! Icon_minitimeTue Aug 27, 2019 4:33 am

Embarassed Is it wrong that I think some of those outfits look kinda cool? The fishing guy and the camping guy outfits work. I rather like the cricket sweater, although the trousers would benefit from a tighter weave.

I noticed the mention of Sindy dolls. I'm sure all you UK collectors will be excited to learn that a re-issue of the original Pedigree-style Sindy dolls is in the works by a UK-based company called Kid Kreations:

https://shimmyshim.com/2019/07/28/2020-sindy-dolls-revealed-at-dollycon/

When I was a kid, receiving a "hand-made" rather than a "store-bought" uniform for my GI Joes would have been a major disappointment. I was a spoiled, selfish little brat. Nowadays, if I had such a treasure from one of my grandparents or aunts, I'm sure it would be one of my most treasured possessions.

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PostSubject: Re: KNIT ONE....KILL ONE!   KNIT ONE....KILL ONE! Icon_minitimeTue Aug 27, 2019 4:38 am

SCU_HQ wrote:
When I was a kid, receiving a "hand-made" rather than a "store-bought" uniform for my GI Joes would have been a major disappointment.  Nowadays, if I had such a treasure from one of my grandparents or aunts, I'm sure it would be one of my most treasured possessions.
Totally agree. How our values change as we age.
And amazingly it's usually for the better too!

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Yup!

I've always wanted one.

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PostSubject: Re: KNIT ONE....KILL ONE!   KNIT ONE....KILL ONE! Icon_minitimeTue Aug 27, 2019 5:41 pm

Great article!  cheers  cheers

gibri wrote:

Shhhhh, I have seen a few of those jumpers on these very boards...

cheers cheers cheers

...pretty sure my ears are burning. lol! My nan was an habitual knitter and so the SKJ boys had their fair share of knitwear.

Joe not only has vintage knitwear...

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.. he also makes it look cool!! lol! This, of course, is a modern reproduction kindly and expertly made by Reddragon's mum. The original has been lost in time.

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I do still own some actual granny-knit. Summer 1974. Joe, Hank and Bruce. check out Hank's yellow wolly hat!

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Just goes to show that if you wear something long enough it will come back into fashion! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: KNIT ONE....KILL ONE!   KNIT ONE....KILL ONE! Icon_minitimeTue Aug 27, 2019 6:36 pm

That photo scan is too cool! I didn't realize that you were the kid on the HR Pufnstuf television show!

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I can only recognise that style of knitwear from having been induced to watch some old tapes of "Starsky & Hutch" if I have the names correct!
Apparently those things were considered "cool" at one stage?
What is it? Jumper, cardigan, coat, jacket...robe?

I have always maintained that the 70's were the Decade Taste Forgot.
Don't worry, ...I have personal photos to prove it!

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SCU_HQ wrote:
That photo scan is too cool! I didn't realize that you were the kid on the HR Pufnstuf television show!

lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: KNIT ONE....KILL ONE!   KNIT ONE....KILL ONE! Icon_minitimeSat Nov 02, 2019 12:54 pm

Too funny! I have to admit that the one knit set that wasn’t displayed on a figure (brown sweater, green trousers and hat) didn’t oook that bad.

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PostSubject: Re: KNIT ONE....KILL ONE!   KNIT ONE....KILL ONE! Icon_minitimeSat Nov 02, 2019 9:34 pm

Cool article LeStryge! cheers
And look at all those sweaters... lol!

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