Monday, November 29, 2010

Mad Mad Modes for Moderns Mondays - Keepin' Warm and Groovy in Knits!

Knits were very popular in the '60s and '70s, as evidenced by this edition of "Mad Mad Modes for Moderns" from Girls' Romances #130 (January 1968) by Jay Scott Pike and this later fashion spread from Seventeen magazine from February 1970. As a knitter myself (not a very good one mind you), I would love to find the time and know-how to recreate one of Pike's illustrations!

Well friends -- big changes are on the horizon for this lady blogger, so this may be the last post for a little while. My boyfriend, Justin has been hired by LEGO® and he will be moving to Denmark this winter! Once I find a job over there, I will join him, but that could take up to a year. Tomorrow I will be moving up to Michigan to live with family while I work towards immigrating to one of the happiest countries in the world! Hooray!

I am pretty sure I would sell my soul
for the dress with the green top and the
multi-color zig-zag bottom!!!

During this transition, I will probably be offline for a week or so. Hopefully it won't be too much longer than that, because I know I will be itchin' to get back to writing about romance comics! I have lots of great posts coming up for this winter, so please check back!

Have a great beginning of December!
See you soon!!!


  1. I think the Batman-style "KAPOW!" is what really sells the style.

    Best of luck with the move(s). Hopefully the romance comics don't fill up too many boxes -- or steamer trunks, as the case may be.

  2. Yes, Pike was wise to put action words in this fashion spread!!! I appreciate the good wishes!!!

  3. As a dislocated American (also in Europe), let me also wish you the best as you make the big move.
    On the subject of knits: these pictures bring back some memories of growing up in the 70s. My mom was/is a big knitter, making all kinds of stuff for me and my siblings, like stockings, caps, shawls, sweaters, etc., as well as a few afghans that looked like that dress you like so much. When I was really little, I loved it when she made me a colorful ski cap or sweater, but as I approached my teens I became "too cool" for such attire, but now I've come full circle - I love wearing those brightly colored knit caps and shawls she makes...

  4. Congratulations on this new chapter! As a silent but very appreciative observer, I hope we'll still see blog postings from you along the way! -Ray

  5. Edo and Ray: I apologize for the delayed reply time on this! I really appreciate the warm thoughts!!!

    Edo: You are very lucky to have a crafty mom! Everyone should have a knitter in their life! :)