Hollywood Knitting - Gail Patrick

Gail Patrick born June 20, 1911 in Birmingham, Alabama as Margaret LaVelle Fiztpatrick. She attended Howard College where she also served as dean of women. She enrolled in the University of Alabama College of Law and completed two years.

Her law experience stood her in good stead. She was able to negotiate higher pay and removed the clause that would require her to take cheesecake photos. Patrick was concerned about taking any photos or publicity that would prevent her from working professionally in the legal profession.
April 27, 2017 by Kelli Ladwig

Mrs. Crosby Goes to Galveston - Day 3 The Strand

No trip to Galveston would be complete without a trip to the Strand Historic District.   The Strand was originally Avenue B which ran parallel to Galveston Bay.  It was a merchant area near the wharf and the merchant there thought calling it "the Strand" gave it a more upscale sound.  Now the Strand encompasses many blocks downtown and is a shopping and entertainment district.
March 17, 2017 by Kelli Ladwig

Mrs. Crosby Goes to Galveston - Day 2 Moody Gardens

Day 2 we visited the Moody Gardens.  The Moody Gardens are a botanical garden in Galveston with landscape designs by Geoffrey Jellicoe.  The Aquarium Pyramid was closed so we visited the Rainforest Pyramid.
March 16, 2017 by Kelli Ladwig

Mrs. Crosby Goes to Galveston - Day 1

Very excited to be heading to sunny climes with Mrs.  Crosby.  As you may know, she is a purveyor of fine fibers and I was thrilled to be able to bring her along to Galveston, Texas and share some of favorite spots in this beautiful and historic Texas city.

Our lodging is at the Sally Trueheart Williams home on Broadway in the East End Historic District.   I would highly recommend it.  It was built in 1928 and it built in a Spanish Revival style.  The renovations to the interior are very comfortable while maintaining the integrity of this home.

March 15, 2017 by Kelli Ladwig

Hollywood Knitting - Carole Lombard

One of my absolute favorite actresses, Carole Lombard. She was the highest paid Hollywood star in the late 1930’s. Her final film with Jack Benny and Robert Stack, “To Be or Not to Be”, was in post-production when she died in an airplane crash while on a World War II War bond drive.
November 18, 2016 by Kelli Ladwig

Hollywood Knitting - Ann Sheridan

Ann is a Denton, Texas girl. Her official website says, “Ann Sheridan was born on Sunday February 21st, 1915, in Denton Texas. She came into the world as Clara Lou Sheridan. Growing up on a ranch, Ann became quite the tomboy. She could bulldog a steer. She knew how to ride a horse exceptionally well and she was a pretty good shot with a gun."
October 26, 2016 by Kelli Ladwig

Hollywood Knitting - Rosalind Russell

Rosalind Russell was born 1907 in Waterford, CT. Best known roles of hers are "His Girl Friday" & "The Women". Although she was frustrated with being typecast as a "lady", she was able to transform these roles into roles as strong, intelligent, independent women who went against societal norms. She also showed a brilliant gift for comedy.
June 28, 2016 by Kelli Ladwig

Hollywood Knitting - Betty Grable

Elizabeth Ruth "Betty" Grable was born December 18, 1916 in St. Louis, MO. According to a newspaper published at the time of her death, "Her 42 movies during the 1930s and 1940s grossed more than $100 million. She set a record of 12 consecutive years in the top 10 of box office stars. The Treasury Department in 1946-47 listed her as the highest-salaried American woman. She earned more than $3 million during her career."
June 21, 2016 by Kelli Ladwig

McKnittey Roadshow - Stitches Texas

McKnittey is pleased to announce we will be vending at Stitches Texas September 22-25, 2016 at the Irving Convention Center.  Stay posted for events and specials!
June 16, 2016 by Kelli Ladwig

Hollywood Knitting - Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren was born September 20, 1934 in Rome, Italy. She was with one man her entire life although do to quirks in Italian law she could not legally be married to him Carlo Ponti for a while. Rumor has it she had some affairs in that in between time when her marriage was annulled before she remarried Ponti. Regardless, she knew how to knit and there is a fun sweater pattern named after her.

 

June 14, 2016 by Kelli Ladwig