OK, I cannot resist posting this vintage gem – even though this is CROCHET, not knitting (and I think knitters all over the globe can all be thankful for that). I truly believe this picture deserves a better fate than being hidden away in an old book.
The item originally appeared with this text:
Cossack costume? (Etruscan, Tartar, Mongolian?) No, it’s simply a crocheted wool caftan – a guaranteed party stopper.
I can’t help admiring the person who was faced with the job of writing that caption, and came up with that delightful piece of prose.
- First, because she actually used the word “simple” in connection with this piece of work. (!)
- Second, because she actually tried to pin down the ethnic heritage of the garment.
- And finally, because despite the original title of “Show Stopper,” she far more correctly referred to it as a “party stopper“.
Try putting this on after a few drinks at your next event. There is no doubt in my mind that everyone will leave your house within 5 minutes!