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What the F--- Vintage Crafts: Clown Ski Masks

Monday, July 13, 2015

I love to pour over a big stack of vintage magazines, reading articles and admiring the fashions, sticking strips of paper in them to hold the spot so I can go back to it later. I especially love my craft magazine collection, passed down from my grandma. There's some great stuff in these pages but there's an equal amount of incredibly tacky, trashy, politically incorrect, hilarious stuff that makes me cackle "What the f--- were they thinking?"

I think it would be a crime to let these treasures crumble away to dust some day so I've decided to make it a mission to record every hideous moment of vintage craft history and share them all with you because I love all things ugly and wrong.  I hope that you all appreciate these wonderful projects as much as I do!

Anyway, I wanted to start the first WTF Vintage Crafts with a bang so here is an infamous ski mask design that you can knit for the whole family!

1960s vintage creepy knitted ski masks via Va-Voom Vintage

1960s vintage creepy knitted ski masks via Va-Voom Vintage


Yes, mom, dad and the little ones can enjoy these clown-like ski masks as you go out into the world and terrify everyone who crosses your path. For extra fun on a slushy winter day, pop by the bank and see how fast the cops can get there. Surprise your neighbors by shoveling the snow on their sidewalks in the middle of the night as you stay toasty warm and delightfully horrifying. Apparently yarn is the stuff that nightmares are made of.

1960s vintage creepy knitted ski masks via Va-Voom Vintage

10 Responses to “What the F--- Vintage Crafts: Clown Ski Masks”

  1. OMG these are just too funny. I thought the boy's mask was a chicken - now I'm reading its an Indian?! Ohhh sooo wrong. Is it wrong that part of me wants to make one just scare the living crap out of people??? lol

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  2. So creepy, they look like baldknobbers!

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  3. Wow...these look pretty creepy! I think clowns are kind of scary in general, though.

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  4. Eeeek! Although I have to admit that I was also surprised because I've never seen a girl's ski mask before. When I was young (60's) my brothers had cozy ski masks for winter but they weren't considered appropriate for little girls.

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  5. These are so disturbing, oh my goodness.

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  6. this is really funny, I'll be looking forward to seeing more like this, dear. I am a lover of ugly things too, because if there were no ugly things, there would not be any beaufiful things. ;)

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  7. What off-the-wall, far out masks! I wonder if you could wear these in public nowadays without someone calling the cops on you because they thought you were en route to rob a bank. :D

    ♥ Jessica

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