Monday, April 20, 2009

Vintage Baby Knits -- Booksigning and Trunk Show

As you all may know, I knit for my kids. You all know my favorite book, The Expectant Knitter, (smiles), but I think I've found a fast favorite.... VINTAGE BABY KNITS.

It may not have Cole, Nora or Oonagh on the cover, but I can easily imagine any of them wearing these adorable knits. Check just a few of these beautiful knits.

While working as a vintage clothing dealer, combing through estate sales and eBay listings, longtime knitter Kristen Rengren amassed hundreds of knitting pattern booklets from 1920 through 1960. Now a knitwear designer, Rengren brings us the result of her combined passions in Vintage Baby Knits, a charming collection of more than 40 contemporary updates of timeless baby patterns.

Projects range from small, quick-to-knit items like hats, booties, and shrugs to larger, more challenging designs for sweaters, onesies, and dresses, including a lace christening gown. Beautiful photographs capture a bevy of adorable babies and toddlers wearing these knitted treasures. Also included are sidebars on baby fashion and knitting culture in this bygone era, and a complete reference section. Destined to be a classic itself, Vintage Baby Knits promises family heirlooms for 21st-century babies.

I'm pleased to announce that we will have a special guest at next week's late night. On 4/29, from 6:30 to 8:30, Kristin Rengren, author of VINTAGE BABY KNITS, will be signing books and showing off these beautiful knits at Stitch DC Capitol Hill. Come and join us for this very special late night.

1 comment:

Christening Gown said...

Those are some cute baby photos.