Posts by Tasha

Best laid knitting plans…

I’m sorry to those of you waiting for my kickoff post for the Vintage Knitting College! Sometimes the best laid plans go awry, which has been the case for me. I wanted to use my new video camera that I bought, however once I finally had time to sit down… read more »

ghosts of Halloween past

Hello everyone! I’m back from San Diego and trying to catch up! Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, and Mel’s as well. We usually dress up, though honestly haven’t had any reason to for a couple of years unfortunately. Of course around Halloween you’re reminded of all… read more »

Vintage Knitting Pattern: Campus Compliments Cardigan

Hi everyone! Today I have a free vintage knitting pattern to share with you before I jet off to San Diego for my cousin’s wedding over the weekend. It’s a great basic cardigan that should easily fit into any Fall/Winter wardrobe! Don’t you just love that photo? It’s from a… read more »

My perfect satchel

Hi everyone! Well I’ve been super excited reading everyone’s comments and stories on my post about bras and the 1940s bustline. Even if it’s frustrating, isn’t there some solidarity in knowing every one of us, no matter our shape or size, has some of the same concerns and issues? Anyway,… read more »

Adventures in recreating the 1940s bust silhouette

This post is a long time in the making! Grab a cup of tea and sit down for a spell. Let’s talk about something that most people, vintage aficionados or not, probably don’t even think much about: the bust line silhouette. A delicate combination of the bra you’re wearing and,… read more »

Indian Summer in St. Louis

This weekend we took a road trip to St. Louis to visit Mel’s sister, brother-in-law and our niece and nephew. It was fantastic. We always have such a nice time together. There was grilling, relaxing on the porch, seeing butterflies at a butterfly house, looking for fossils and geodes by… read more »

Sneak peek: Colorwork: 101 with the Vintage Knitting College

We’re off tomorrow on a weekend trip to visit my brother- and sister-in-law, niece and nephew in St. Louis. I’ve been so busy this week and haven’t even thought about packing yet. Eek! Before that, though, I wanted to share my official sneak peek of the first project for the… read more »

Shoes and plaids

Hi everyone! Thank you all so, so much for your compliments on my beret and gloves set! I’m so glad you liked them. They really were fun… okay, except the fingers on the gloves, but you already knew that. 😉 This week is busy, busy, busy with projects, and I… read more »

Fair isle beret & lace gloves for Fall

Fall! ‘Tis the season for knitters everywhere to enjoy their woolies! I was determined to get a bit of accessory knitting in early for Fall, and diligently started back in August when I first got bitten by the Fall bug. My initial plans were for a matching fair isle beret… read more »

Sewing and tucks

Hi everyone! This has continued to be one of those weeks where I struggle with my craft projects. Don’t you just hate weeks like that? I went from not really having time to sew for over a month to trying to work on two projects this week and getting foiled… read more »

Randolph Street Market Editor’s Choice for Charity

This weekend I was honored to participate in an event that was not only fun, but for a worthy cause! I was asked to be a part of the Randolph Street Market Editor’s & Designer’s Choice for Charity. Randolph Street Market is a big vintage and antique market that takes… read more »

Introducing…Vintage Knitting College

Happy Friday! Thanks for all the positive comments about my sponge roller set tutorial! I’m so happy to know some of my tips may help someone else out there. 🙂 Today I just have a brief post to unveil an exciting and big new project for my blog: the Vintage… read more »

How I do a late 30s/early 40s sponge roller set (and avoid dents!)

I’m here today to talk about hair! Now that I’ve settled into a routine with my haircut at shoulder-length, I thought I’d show you one way I set my hair for a late 1930s/early 1940s look. It’s just a nice hairstyle that I think is easy to wear and easy… read more »

The Vintage Bazaar

Yesterday was the Vintage Bazaar in Logan Square. It’s what they call a pop-up flea market and has been held in different locations. It’s an event that I somehow didn’t know about until May, and we were unable to attend the last one. So this was our first time. It… read more »

New Mexico vacation – Part 2

Time for part 2 of vacation photos! I’m so glad you guys enjoyed the first batch. Thank you for all the nice comments! I think New Mexico is one of those under-appreciated states… although it’s kind of nice that way. 🙂 These start with the second and longer part of… read more »

New Mexico vacation – Part 1

I finally got a chance to upload my vacation pictures and since there are so many of them, I decided to split them up into two posts for the two parts of our trip! What did I wear on vacation, you may be wondering? I went for very casual and… read more »

Possible Land Girl knit-along?

Hi everyone, I’m back from vacation! I love when you have a good trip but are gone long enough that it also feels really nice to be back home! I have tons of catching up to do on blogs and of course at least one vacation round-up post to write,… read more »

Vacation

By the time you read this, we’ll be on our way to New Mexico! I thought while we were gone, I’d tide you over with some photos from the vacation we embarked on about this time last year, to Ireland. These are all from Inis Mór, the largest of the… read more »

Winner of That Clever Clementine Giveaway #2…

And the winner of the Cindy Sue Cinch Sack is…. *drumroll please* Stephanie Lynn of The Girl with the Star-Spangled Heart! I’ll be emailing you today to get your address, yay! Thanks for entering, everyone!!

Trying a slightly different vintage hairstyle

I’ve been so busy! We’ve been running around and trying to accomplish pre-vacation things, because on Thursday we’re leaving for one of our favorite places, New Mexico. We’ll spend a few days with my family and then head to a cabin in the mountains near Taos. Point being I haven’t… read more »