Yesterday Dubya and I decided to be bold and went to the mall. Yes, we went to the mall a day after Christmas, which is a third most shopped day behind Black Friday and week before Christmas, with a about-to-be-feisty-four year-old (aka, Big Boy) and about-to-be-terrible-two year old (aka, Baby Girl). Dubya first thought Tyson's Corner Mall and I nay-ed. Are you kidding me? That place is a zoo, crazy I tell ya, crazy. But then we also ruled out Dulles Mall, the quiet, nothing really there, kinda lame mall; too boring. So we settled on Fair Oaks Mall, not too busy, not too quiet, juuuuust right.
So we were perusing through the mall and I spotted a hole in the wall discount book store and I suggested to Big Boy we go in there. Boy loves books so of course he says yes! But, Baby Girl, who sadly does not share passion of books as her brother, said nay and kept on walking. So at some point boys and girls met up again somewhere in the mall but apparently Boy was upset he didn't get to buy the book he wanted. So through our lap around the mall he whined and whined, reminding us he didn't get the book he wanted, so we had to turn around and go back to the book store.
Well, glad I did because I found this cute little book called: Vintage Baby Knits: More Than 40 Heirloom Patterns from the 1920s to the 1950s for $10. As I have mentioned before I love updated vintage looks so I bought it even though I no longer have any babies to knit for (but I figured, people will always procreate, so there's bound to be some babies at some point). Soon as I come home I check Amazon for reviews and it's on sale for $11. =/ Oh well, not much of a steal, but instant gratification, can't beat that. I also like facts and this book had a lot of "did-you-knows" sprinkled about, which I like. I was also happy to see in print about how historically pink was originally a boy's color and blue, a girl color. I read this fact from Smithsonian website long time ago and whenever I tell people this they look at me like I'm crazy, next time I'll whip out the book and say "I told you so!"
I was surprised to learn there were so many negative reviews for the book, mostly complaining not much is original. But then again, doesn't the book say "Heirloom Patterns from the 1920s to the 1950s"? To me, that kind of suggest it's tried and true patterns that won't really fail or disappoint ya. I haven't really tried any of the patterns yet so I guess I really shouldn't pass any judgement.