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« on: November 08, 2008 01:00:14 PM »

This comes from a UK magazine called Stitchcraft, from July 1970:





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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2008 01:11:51 PM »

That is awesome. Cheesy  What a fun hat.
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2008 01:17:54 PM »

Is that a scarf, or a vest?
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2008 01:32:34 PM »

As soon as I figure out exactly what 'geary' means, I'm going to start using it in everyday conversation until everyone I know does, too. 

In other news, I need to learn how to crochet so I can make that hat.  It's pretty... also adorable.
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2008 03:17:34 PM »

What on earth is "geary"? I'm from the UK and neither my parents or grandparents have ever used the word "geary" (they grew up in the seventies - I grew up in the power ranger-ridden nineties)

And it's probably a vest, knowing good ol' english fashion...
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2008 04:31:23 PM »

Oh, yes, those long crochet vests were all the rage in the 70's - even in the US.  I had one in avocado green. We were stylin' Smiley.
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2008 01:36:19 AM »

Yes, it's a vest. And I'm old enough to remember 1970 and I have never heard anyone use the term "geary" either.

Here's another project from the same issue, titled "Colour on the Beach. Mini top and slick shorts knit a smart look for the high summer scene".

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2008 04:58:37 AM »

Wow, thanks for posting the pattern for the hat.

I looked at dictionary.com, and wasn't able to find a meaning for geary.

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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2008 10:48:33 AM »

I love that other outfit too.

I grew up in the 70s and never heard geary either.  I am guessing it is supposed to mean like "crochet is in" or "crochet is hot", something like that.

Trashingdays, where on earth do you find this stuff?  So lucky and how cool.
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2008 02:13:47 PM »

I love that other outfit too.

I grew up in the 70s and never heard geary either.  I am guessing it is supposed to mean like "crochet is in" or "crochet is hot", something like that.

Trashingdays, where on earth do you find this stuff?  So lucky and how cool.

Car boot sales and charity shops. I live within walking distance of a huge weekly car boot, where I got a stack of these magazines plus a 1970s dressmaking pattern for a total of 1.50. I shall post some more examples when I get around to scanning them. More recently I got a load of 1960s Punch magazines, the adverts were a real eye opener - "For insulation either thermal or acoustic-in aircraft, ships, rolling-stock, road-vehicles, industry, or the home-the best all-round material is ....FIBREGLASS". And purchase tax on a new car was charged at 40%!
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