Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Little Aussie

This gem comes from The Australian Knitting Collection which is described as "an exclusive designer collection of 'Austrliana' knitting patterns. Specially produced by Softly" (a brand of wool washing detergent).

Just in case you couldn't tell by the hair, the book was published in 1984. I'm not sure if it was ever sold or if it was a freebie in return for buying x bottles of Softly. It's certainly quite a substantial booklet and features works by Australian designers of the day -- Jenny Kee, Lucia Russon and Lynette Murphy. I picked it up for $2.25 plus postage on eBay and consider it one of my best value purchases.

While there are far more kitsch patterns in the book, I love to imagine what the model - who is probably now about 30 - thinks when he looks back at this blow-dried hair photo of himself.

1 comment:

Cassandra nahuys said...

That is so funny!! I always laugh when l see the blogs about the Australian knitting collection book,l am the 11 year old with long blonde hair!! I am now 41 and still live in Tassie,it was a really hot day and the jumpers were so thick and we all had to have these serious faces!!