Sunday, September 17, 2006

Antique store finds - knitted lace stockings, baby blanket

I found these on a recent trip to Ohio -- the doily and baby blankeet were in an antique store near Zanesville, OH, and the child's stockings were in a store in Lebanon.

I rarely see knitted objects in antique stores, and think I'm going to keep more of an eye out for them in the future. I have never seen a knitted doily in a store -- and I've looked. This is a first. The baby blanket has a few holes, and I suspect most such items would have simply been thrown out. I might chart up the pattern one of these days.

But the child's stockings were the neatest find of all. They're knitted at about 12 stitches per inch out of cotton yarn, and one is slightly larger than the other. I can't tell if they were worn or not -- there might be a small repair on one of the stockings, and they do have a few stains. I don't have any friends close by with kids of an age to try these on, unfortunately. I'm sure they'd look adorable on a kid's feet.



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