Saturday, September 22, 2007

Follow the Arrow?

It's hard to know which is more frightening, inexplicably cheerful Miss Red's zig-zag and fringe, macramed smack over the hips, or the little appliqued tab pointing directly to Miss Green's lady parts. Women (and believe me, this magazine was talking only to women) were encouraged to send for Leaflet 595-B for the directions. If I'd been reading McCall's Needlework and Crafts in Fall/Winter 62-63, I would have been annoyed to have to send an SASE with a 4 cent (!) stamp in order to get the instructions to knit a sweater featured in a magazine that I already paid 60 cents for. Or maybe I would have been relieved. It's hard to know.

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