The Funny, Crotchtastic World of Retro Knitting

Trying to get a leg up in the world of high fashion knittery? Well, the models in this 1966 Spinnerin "Incredible Fashions" catalog sure are... and in virtually every picture!...

The cover sets the tone. This young lady demonstrates that while her knit dress may be terribly cute, a fashionable lady may need to... um... air out the general thigh-ish, crotch-esque region periodically on a hot day, lest she mildew... And there's no shame in doing that.

Like our friend "Carefully Casual" here. She's practicing her lunges for ski season, perhaps...

No matter where you are, a few lunges will help keep those legs slim, your balance strong, and your butt firm!

Or maybe you're just hanging out with friends... What stylish young lady doesn't feel more comfortable letting it all hang out?
It's the perfect way to pick up guys! None of that tiring second-guessing required!

See? These girls have it!...
Hands on hips, stick out chest, display crotch... you got it, girls! Perfect!

Even Barbra Streisand here knew the power of striking a leaning bowlegged pose...
It's what ultimately got her the lead role in "Funny Girl." Yeah, she can sing, but boy does that Barbra know how to display her nether-regions!

And wouldn't Clint Eastwood have wrapped up his "Good, Bad and the Ugly" quicker if the bad and the ugly had only seen him do this little pose?
They'd have been so distracted, he would have won the gunfight with ease!

"Wonderfully Uninhibited," this style is called. And yes, yes, you might say it is. Muy crotchtastico!

And our young and versatile friend here demonstrates that she, too, isn't so young she hasn't learned the right moves...
You can see, the man in back is admiring how effectively she's learned the Spinnerin Straddle, in spite of her young years.

Well, that about stretches this spread to the limit for today. Join me again Wednesday when the Treasure Box opens on some great goodies.

12 comments:

Kathy said...

OMG I don't know what to say. This was all from the same magazine? Maybe the photoshoot director has ... um... nether region issues.

Hysterical.

Vonlipi said...

HILARIOUS!

I laughed so hard...well you know the rest!

Jenn Thorson said...

Kathy- All one book, yup! This same company has done some other 60s books where the poses and scenarios are equally bizarre-- though typically less crotch-centric.

Vonlipi- Based on your avatar, I guess we need to get you to a litter box-- quick. :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I <3 these ads :)

Colleen said...

Hi Jenn! While I just KNEW this was gonna be a good post, I hadn't prepared myself enough cuz when I got to the Clint Eastwood stuff, I blew diet 7UP out my nose! Hilarious critiques as usual!!
Take care, Colleen

RecycleCindy said...

I don't know where you always find these crazy knitted projects and models but it's always entertaining.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

That poncho has to be the ugliest one I've ever seen! And there are some doosies out there.

You are so funny. I don't know where you find these patterns; but you are brave to dig them out of the deep caves they were buried in and bring them into the 2010's!!

Jenn Thorson said...

Colleen- heh, sorry about that! Spraying soda out your nose, however, is one of the side effects of a Spinnerin catalog. :) Tissue?

Cindy- Sometimes they just find me. This was a part of a mass lot of knitting mags I got from the Salvation Army. As soon as I saw there was a Spinnerin catalog or three in the bunch, I knew I had to have it.

Sandy- And YOU'RE brave to not have taken one glimpse of that opening image and run quickly for somewhere less... ponchoish! :)

Melanie said...

:) Great post.

Jaybird said...

Good post!! I think this was just a lead in for todays lack of modesty in ALL situations.....
Bah-humbug I'm old and I STILL don't appreciate advertising sex!!
Thanks for posting, I appreciate you..
(and miss you on the Gardenweb "Holiday" forum)

Jenn Thorson said...

Melanie- Thanks for visiting! :)

Jaybird- Awww, that made me happy-- thank you. You're so nice.

You know, I've seen a few TV ads lately that just seemed way over the top. I think they're getting to a point where there's just nowhere to go.

Maybe the Spinnerin catalog folks thought they could compensate for rather demure knitted garments by outrageous Voguing. I don't know.

Anonymous said...

I get the giggles so badly at these that I get the hiccups. I borrowed a great Christmas crafts book from the libary that gave me hysterics the other day. Just me and the dog at home alone, and me laughing my head off. I guess I'm a lunatic. These are priceless! :-D