31 August, 2006

What I did on my vacation

While I am looking for the tapestry needle to bind off my first sock, I just wanted to share with you all my funniest pattern book. I know many models have done knitting patterns in their early days, before going on to become famous. For example Cindy Crawford, Andie MacDowell, the actress who plays that crazy Sheila on that one soap opera The Young and the Restless (or as we called it in college, The Dumb and the Useless)... all did a few knitting patterns before they hit it big.

I am guessing that didn't happen with these models.

mc78 did some hilarous captions for the pictures. You absolutely must check them out here!




Shot entirely on location in Switzerland.




I would like to see a modern pattern book with cocktails.




We have all the most high tech toys.




Going for the intellectual look.




Even the fake braids can't get the attention of these guys.




Nice classic sweaters. But I wonder what they are so concerned about.




I love the expression.




You went to Switzerland with your model airplane?




Striking an action pose to look like an outdoor guy. This is my favorite.




Please, no fishing jokes.


The sweaters are very nice, like all Spinnerin patterns. But I can't even see them, I am too distracted!

16 comments:

  1. I haven't had such a good laugh in ages! Thank you for sharing! I can't get over the one guy in the blue poncho. He certainly has an amazing ability to look like a badly cast and posed mannequin in all of the pictures he appears in. And the subtext between the two men...hmmm Hee...I'm still giggling...

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  2. ...still wiping the tears and the mingled looks of disbelief, disgust and intrigue from my face (kinda looks likes a combination of all three models in the cover shot). I love colleccting those pattern books for the mugging alone.

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  3. Hee hee! I like that houndstooth? cardi, though! : )

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  4. those are awesome! my favorite is the model airplane one.

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  5. LOL, what a scream! You sure made my day with these pics, thanks for that ;) I feel like you, I can't really focus on the designs/patterns of the sweaters, I'm way too distracted by the models! Hilarious!

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  6. :) :) the expressions and poses are priceless!

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  7. OMG. That is tooooo much. Love it!

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  8. OMG. That is tooooo much. Love it!

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  9. May I link my page to this post? I must share the merriment. The sorry part is that I liked some of the sweaters.

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  10. Poncho! The blue poncho! These are all so funny!
    I can't wait to see your first sock!

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  11. Oh man!!!!! Those photos are a hoot. I love the one with a pipe.... The poses, the colors, the haircuts, everything!!!!

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  12. Thanks for letting me link! And you are welcome to link my link to your link. This is still soooo funny two days later.

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  13. SO funny... a mystery to comtemplate... why do all the men stand with their feet about 6 feet apart?

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  14. Cocktails in a modern pattern? Check out http://anastasiaknits.com/ of Yarn Cocktails whose tagline is "Yarn over, not hung over." Her patterns are named after cocktails and even include a recipe!

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  15. Hilarious. And as you said - a lot of great sweater patterns, if you're able to catch them in between all the geeky action.
    I wonder if that concerned guy in the terracotta wrap vest might be related to Harrison Ford.

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  16. i have a collection of those. love them. my inspiration to knit is to wear this stuff. but i gotta get the hair going, too.

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