If you stumbled over here to AEET while googling a different kind of gay teen, then yeah, you might be on the wrong blog-- but don't run away too quickly because maybe knitting and crocheting is still your thing! Hey, maybe you even enjoy fun photography of cute 1940's teens drinking pop, playing records, or skiing and bowling? Maybe, just maybe, you enjoy fantastic tiny illustrations and jazz tempo writing too, as nearly every text entry on each page contains a serious amount of genius wordplay, example: "The sun is shinin', the band is playin' and you're right on the beam in your jerkin that keeps 'em perkin'." Maybe you're on a beam in your perkin that keeps 'em jerkin' --ummm, either way this tattered instructional craft magazine I found at the antique mall recently for $2 is a excellent glimpse into what The Spool Cotton Company of NY thought war time era kids were flippin' for in '44. (If anyone wants the directions for making anything pictured here too, just drop me a line and I'll send you the scans as featured in the last half of this mag.) So here's lookin' at you, Toots, it's time to be pretty for when Freddy comes marchin' home!