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!