Giveaway: Knits of Tomorrow

knits of tomorrowCongrats to our winner, Bea!

Wasn’t the picture of the future painted in the past a lot more fun than the “future” really is? All those robots that were supposed to take the drudgery out of every day, rockets to the moon, the magic of science.

Sue Culligan has captured some of that retro-futuristic whimsy in her collection Knits of Tomorrow. The book includes 20 fun patterns for all sorts of accessories and toys with a retro-future twist. There’s a dog sweater with robo dogs on it, for instance, a paperweight shaped like a flying saucer, men’s socks with a radio tower on them and a mobile inspired by the planet Saturn, to name just a few.

If you like retro decor this book is a must-have, and this week you have a chance to win a copy.

To get in the running, leave a comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday, March 16. Why don’t you tell me what promise of the retro future that hasn’t come true you’re most upset about. (Me? I really want teleporters, stat.)

Thanks for visiting and good luck!


  1. Elaina says

    I’m pretty disappointed that we still do not have the house-bot! I’d love to have a robot help with household chores plus pull them off correctly the first time!

  2. Dot says

    On a serious note, it’s too bad that there’s still no cure for many diseases, from cancer to the common cold. But I’m also sad that my house is not self-cleaning!

  3. KittenWithAWhiplash says

    Just last week Mom and I were discussing this, and we lamented over the lack of flying cars. Particularly the Jetson’s car, which collapsed down to a handy briefcase to avoid parking hassles. I always wondered what happened to the groceries in the trunk, though. Especially the eggs!

  4. Gina Douthit says

    I must admit that my idea of the future always included some type of flying automobile. We know the technology is there… why hasn’t this become a reality? Can you imagine how this would greatly improve rush hour!? And while they’re at it, they can throw in an auto-navigation device so I can catch up on my stitches on the way to work. 😉

  5. Becki says

    Every morning, as I drag myself from bed, I envy Jane Jetson’s makeup/hair/clothing conveyor belt thingy.

  6. Teresa Knittingdancer says

    A robot to clean house and cook for me so I could spend more time knitting.

  7. Judith (from Israel) says

    I’d like to see a USER FRIENDLY entertainment center with cable TV, a DVD player, a CD player, internet access and a printer that also photocopies and sends faxes.

  8. says

    The first thing that comes to mind is the flying car; bonus points if it collapsed into a small box for “parking”. Number two would definitely be the self-cleaning house, though I’d settle for a self-cleaning bathroom & kitchen! Just think how much knitting time could be found if we didn’t have these onerous chores!

  9. Marilyn (Merry) Fenton says

    Yeah, Rosie the maid from the Jetson’s – there was an idea. But my new cleaning lady starts today. Robots would have been cheaper.
    wahoomerryf on Rav

  10. Becky PS says

    The lack of space travel and exploration is sad to me. More of that and colonies on the moon etc. And of course, my very own Rosie for house chores.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. OHSue says

    Oh why have a I never had a Rosie the Robot to clean house for me like the Jetsons? Would free up more time for knitting…. oh who am I kidding, knitting comes first before housework.

  12. Sarah says

    I loved reading everyone’s replies!! I would love the teleporters for travel. I am an amateur photographer and get green with envy seeing photos from countries I know I will never get the chance to visit. With a teleporter, it would be a lot easier getting from place to place. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Grete says

    I would love to have Rosie the robot, from the Jetsons. That way I would have more time to knit and crochet!

  14. Bea says

    I’ve been wanting to actually ride on a hoverboard for a long time. These knits are so cool!!!

  15. Joyce says

    Jetpacks and flying cars would be nice, but interplanetary travel would be my first choice.

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