Posts filed in Knitting

Coronation Knits winner…

We have a winner for the Coronation Knits giveaway! Anthea of Sewing ♥ Vintage ♥ Knitting, congratulations, you’re lucky number 25 and getting a copy of Susan Crawford’s new book! Look for an email from me soon. And thanks to everyone for entering. Have a fabulous weekend!

Made and Making No. 4

Happy Friday! I know I never did post a Made and Making last Friday, but I was just too busy with my dad in town. So today’s rendition wraps up a couple of weeks. There’s a lot that went on in the Golly Ranch House that I’ll talk about soon… read more »

Coronation Knits giveaway & interview with Susan Crawford!

Hello all! Sorry things have been so quiet on my end, as I mentioned in my last post my dad is in town visiting. He’s wrapping up his visit soon and then my schedule will be a bit more normal… well, until my mom and step-dad come for a visit… read more »

Participating in Coronation Knits blog tour, just announced!

I’m so excited to announce this today! I’ve been keeping it under wraps for awhile now and it’s been quite difficult, let me tell you! First (and not the part under wraps), as those of you vintage knitters out there may already know, Susan Crawford of A Stitch in Time… read more »

Tips to get over a crafting slump

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about all the wonderful replies to my post a few weeks ago about trying to get my sewing mojo back. I think we all go through little slumps now and then with our various crafts of choice…sewing, knitting, paper crafting, you name it. You… read more »

Finished project: So neat and sweet jersey

Finally, I have a finished project to share with you all! It’s about time. This is my latest sweater, with the delicate name of So Neat and Sweet in her Simple V-Necked Jersey (pattern link on Ravelry, my project page on Ravelry). It’s from A Stitch in Time Volume 2.… read more »

Vintage knitting pattern: 1954 Mother & Daughter Shrug

I don’t know about you, but I have had shrugs and boleros on my mind lately! As the weather finally seems to be staying nicer and I creep closer to rotating my closet (yay for seeing pretty spring and summer fashions that have been hidden away for months!), I’ve been… read more »

VKC: Quick tip on un-knitting (and my work-in-progress)

Hello, hello! I’m sure you can guess what I’ve been up to lately. Right, more packing. Not an exciting topic of conversation, so let’s move on. I grabbed a few minutes for a mini knitting tip. A tiplet, if you will! Sometimes you have to un-knit part of your work-in-progress.… read more »

Sunday Pictorial Beret

I can’t believe as I’m posting this, I’ve reached over 500 followers. Wow! I must say I’m incredibly humbled and flattered that there are that many of you who actually want to read about my mundane little life. 🙂 I’ve been wanting to do a giveaway for this milestone, but… read more »

VKC: Planning colors for vintage stranded knitting

Hi everyone! Has it been long enough since I’ve been able to do a Vintage Knitting College post?? Good grief! I was expecting to have so much more time to devote to this, but with the condo selling/house buying, obviously life has gotten in the way. Thank you all for… read more »

VKC: Charts & vintage stranded knitting patterns

Hi everyone! Let’s talk about stranded knitting and charts. A bit about charts and stranded knitting Modern stranded knitting pattern use charts to convey the colorwork part of the pattern. Sometimes they’ll use multiple colors in a colored chart, sometimes just shades of gray, or different shapes to represent different… read more »

VKC: Tension, puckers & even stranded knitting

Today, let’s talk about how to keep your stranded knitting nice and even looking! I’ll cover a few things that tie together to make that happen, and give you my best advice for lovely looking stranded knitting. Tension You may or may not find that your tension changes from knitting… read more »

My lovely stranded cardigan!

Hi everyone, I’m back home! I have massive catching up to do on my feed reader. My, how everyone’s been posting like a maniac! We had a lovely, albeit somewhat brief, trip to my mom’s outside of Washington, D.C. I’m sorry I didn’t get to meet up with any D.C.… read more »

Autumn day outfit #2

Goodness, where has this week gone? That’s what happens when you have a cold. Suddenly it’s Friday and you feel like you haven’t accomplished anything. Since I haven’t had the time to write up a blog post, you’ll have to make do with another outfit post. Last weekend we went… read more »

An autumn day outfit

I haven’t done a real outfit post in awhile! Yes, that’s my Halloween beret. While I had my jacket on for most of the pictures in that post, these photos were taken the same day, just sans jacket and scarf. Cheeky, no? This is what I was wearing for the… read more »

VKC: Getting started with stranded (fair isle) knitting

This post is the first official lesson in the Vintage Knitting College! I’m starting off with a series of posts for Colorwork: 101. Bestway #82 pattern As you know, you’ll be following along with a pullover I’ll be knitting from a 1940s pattern, Bestway #82. It’s available as a .pdf… read more »

Kickoff tomorrow! Vintage Knitting College Colorwork: 101

I’m pleased to finally announce that tomorrow will kickoff my Vintage Knitting College series, with the first post in Colorwork: 101! I’ll be talking about the very basics of stranded knitting over a few posts. Tomorrow we’ll start off with how to carry your yarn and how to keep your… read more »

A very spoooooky Halloween

Happy Halloween, everyone! Guess what spooooky project I’ve been keeping under my hat? Well okay, not under my hat. It is my hat! And surely a spooky bit of knitting will help strike the fear of Halloween into you! There are creepy black bats, flying across an orange background… Skeletons… read more »

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 »

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 »