Thursday, December 29, 2011

1958 Silliness

I had a lot of fun making my 1958 sweater.  The stitch was fun, the pattern was easy to follow; it was fun to imagine a lady in 1958 making the same sweater, and imagine what she'd have worn it with; fun to think about how I would wear it.  Another thing that was fun is that I decided that if I was watching anything while knitting it, I would watch movies from 1958, or as near as possible.  I watched a few duds, a few that were mediocre and a few that I really liked.  Here's my list:


Made in Heaven (1952) - mildly amusing
Doctor in the House (1954) - two thumbs down
Fast and Loose (1954) - black and white British comedy
The Long, Long Trailer (1954) - Lucy and Desi in technicolor!
The Hornet's Nest (1955) - more black and white from Britain
The Geisha Boy (1958) - Jerry Lewis in Japan!
The Square Peg (1958) - yet more black and white from Britain
The Naked Truth (1958) - Peter Sellers!
Make Mine Mink (1960) - Terry-Thomas!  He cracks me up!
School for Scoundrels (1960) - more Terry-Thomas!  I love him!
All in a Night's Work (1961) - Dean Martin and Shirley Maclaine!  So cute!

7 comments:

  1. What a great idea with the movies!

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  2. Not so much an idea as an obsession!

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  3. As much as I LOVE old movies, (with a passion) I don't know if I've seen any of these, except The Geisha Boy when I was a kid. I think I will see if I can rent All in a Night's Work, I love both Martin and Maclaine.

    As for your thoughts on your sweater, I feel that way when I poke around an antique store and especially if I buy and old piece of embroidered linen. Who was this lady that spend hours on it? Fun to think about it.

    Have a good rest of the year!

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  4. Those were my two favorite movies! Hope you end the year with a bang too!

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  5. Too bad it wasn't the 1961 sweater. You could've followed along in the diary!

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  6. Oooh - you're right! I probably have a 1961 book around here somewhere. I know I have a 1962 one - maybe I'll do one from it in 2012!

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  7. Woo hoo ... what a great list (and a great idea). xo

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