Friday, December 10, 2010



A dandy (also known as a beau or gallant) is a man who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and leisurely hobbies, pursued with the appearance of nonchalance in a cult of Self.

Historically, especially in late 18th- and early 19th-century Britain, a dandy, who was self-made, often strove to imitate an aristocratic style of life despite coming from a middle-class background. -per wikipedia

Some famous dandies include:

Beau Brummell
Lord Byron
Oscar Wilde
Berry Wall, king of dudes

In the next couple days I will present some dandies I found in fiction.


Since fashion, clothes and accessories is of concern to dandies, here's a giveaway that will enable you to create something special for a dandy (or others) in your life...

~~*!~~ Delectable Book Pack Giveaway ~~!*~~

The Joy Of Knitting:
Texture, Color, Desgin, And The Global Knitting Circle
by Lisa R. Myers

Vogue Knitting on the Go:
Scarves Two
by Trisha Malcolm

Knit Hats!:
15 Cool Patterns to Keep You Warm
by Gwen Steege

Open to US only.

Offer ends: December 26, 2010

Answer me this: Do you wear knitted scarves, hats, mittens, gloves or others AND tell me your email in comments.


Contest has ended - winner is here


* image source Robert de Montesquiou

~~*!~~ Dandies & Delectables schedule ~~!*~~


  1. I like to wear scarves because they are easier to make :)

  2. I wear all three. I love knitting, and I have alot of yarn, so I could use these books.

  3. I make my own knitted goods. Wore one scarf

  4. I wear all of the above, sometimes at the same time! Being a rather new knitter, I so far can manage miles and miles of flat, square knitted stuff, which I can fashion into squarish hats and squarish wrist cuffs. I'm hoping to learn to knit in the round so I can make fingerless gloves soon!

    Most people would wear what I knit; definitely no dandies!

  5. I mostly wear fingerless gloves. I knit them for everyone in the family and mine are pretty sad because they are a test pair from several years ago. I guess it's time to make some new ones for myself. My SO is a big fan of Lord Byron - I should design something for him in the Romantic style of that era. :-)

  6. I love dandies! I wish we had more of them in our century. I wear andy kind of hat or scarves and often fingerless gloves. Not a mitten fan.

  7. I wear knitted hats, gloves, and scarves :)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  8. Wonderful giveaways, but I will pass since I haven't the slightest clue on how to knit lol
    I would probably poke (shoot) my eyeball out with a knitting needle or something ;D

  9. ... ahhh snifff: open to US only.
    I would have loved to play along with this give away.
    Because I l♥ve to read (and use) craft books.
    Good luck to all.

  10. I love hats!! Scarves are ok too. :) Thanks for the giveaway!


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