Whilst sorting though everything during our office/design/sewing studio re-do we found some old advertising posters for The Manly Art of Knitting
by Dave Fougner.
We published Dave’s book in 1972. He was the husband of my son’s kindergarten teacher. He was an avid knitter and a cowboy. He made lots of beautiful sweaters and dresses for his wife and daughter.
Dave came up with several unusual projects for his book such as a hammock knit with rope on shovel handles, and a horse blanket knit on a circle made from a garden hose. The Whole Earth Catalog
said that The Manly Art of Knitting
was an excellent basic knitting book. We had a lot of fun with it. We sold it to Scribner’s in 1973.
Now, we see that Amazon has used copies listed for $150. I sure wish we had a few copies of the book around here.
I put one of the posters up on eBay
yesterday. Search for “Manly Art of Knitting Poster” to find it.
Labels: books, fibers, history, odd facts