Posts tagged vintage knitting

I knit a cardigan. Twice.

Initially when I knew I was going to post a worsted weight sweater project in early April, I kind of thought I’d have to make a joke about how it was growing too warm to wear it. Hahahahaha. As if. Oh April, how I always forget your disgusting weather ways… read more »

Swatching my next winter pullover

It comes that time again when a knitter must swatch for the next project! I need a new sweater to start when we go to my mom and step-dad’s for Christmas. I haven’t actually finished my current project. You saw a glimpse of it in this post. It’s a long-bodied… read more »

Cropped Ten of Hearts cardigan

Last week, you got a look at the cardigan I’m sharing with you today. Aaand here it is again! I actually finished this two months ago, but had to wait to share it until I finished and photographed the dress I sewed to wear with it! This is actually the… read more »

Vintage Shetland blog tour stop (help the project, pre-order the book & more!!)

There are a lot of things I love in this world. Knitting is one of them. Vintage is another. History, yet another. When all of these things come together, it’s magical. Such is the case with Susan Crawford’s latest project and upcoming book. It’s called The Vintage Shetland Project. If… read more »

6×4 chartreuse cardigan for a tiki night

I’m happy to share my latest knitting project! This is a little vintage-style short-sleeved cardigan or bolero, however you’d like to think of it. I came up with the design for this cardigan myself. I knew wanted a fitted little vintage cardigan or bolero. I knew the yarn I was… read more »

A technical look at my Innsbruck pullover

Hi everyone! I’m back with some details on my Innsbruck ski pullover. Like I said in my first post, I knew I was going to have a lot to say about the construction, so I wanted to dedicate a separate post to it for the folks who like the dirty… read more »

Innsbruck ski pullover

I wanted a comfortable, over-sized vintage ski pullover for winter, and now I’ve knit one! I have a good bit to say about the construction of this pullover, so I’m actually going to save that for a separate post on Thursday. I knit this from a pattern from a 1956… read more »

Knitting a new version of something old

I thought I’d share a little bit of details on a kind of fun project I’ve been working on lately! I’ve owned this red 1950s bolero for at last four years, and it’s probably one of my most frequently worn articles of clothing. I wear it in the summer to… read more »

More vintage, more embellishment, and a confession

Happy New Year! In my wrap-up of sewing and knitting in 2014, I mentioned that I had a few ideas floating around in my head for this year. And while wanting to keep it very low-key, two things keep surfacing in my brain: more vintage, more embellishment. So here I… read more »

Inspiration for planning a vintage ski pullover

If there’s something I’ve wanted to knit for ages, it’s a ski sweater! Especially when it starts to get really cold out, my thoughts always return to the idea of knitting a somewhat Scandinavian-inspired pullover, but I haven’t made it happen yet. This winter, I’m already wearing my oversized pullovers… read more »

An outfit to walk to the zoo

On a recent weekend, Mel and I had a couple of errands to run in one of the neighborhoods in which I grew up. We weren’t really planning to take any photos but as it happened we had along a little point-and-shoot camera. While my nicer DSLR takes much better… read more »

Ten of hearts cardigan

This fall I’ve been on a knitting roll, which happens to a lot of us knitters when that season hits. I finished off one old project from the spring, I’m working on finishing another from the spring, and just this week I finished one from literally 4 and a half… read more »

Daydreaming about autumn sewing and knitting

Hello hello! As you may recall, I haven’t had a working sewing machine now for a few weeks. It’s not that the shop is even far from our house—I’ve just literally not had the opportunity to take it in! But oddly, that’s been kind of okay (well after I stopped… read more »

Shooting Star bolero and Cotton + Steel Arrow dress

My latest two finished projects are both repeats of a sort! And I’m pretty excited about both of them. This is my Shooting Star Bolero and my Cotton + Steel Arrow Dress. Oh yeah, if you missed that I went red and that photo surprised you, you can catch up… read more »

Knit for Victory finished projects video

Do I have a special treat for you today! It’s time to see all the amazing finished Knit for Victory projects! I owe a huge thank you to Rochelle New (and behind-the-scenes, Wil!) for creating this wonderful video for Knit for Victory. Really, it was all them, I had nothing to… read more »

My Knit for Victory Hetty cardigan

I’m back with my second Knit for Victory project! Today is the last day of the challenge, can you believe it? It was actually a fluke that this project was finished before KFV wrapped up. All last week I was sick, and as I was starting to feel better, I… read more »

My Knit for Victory green bolero

Folks, Knit for Victory has been fantastic, and today I’m happy to share the first of my two finished projects for the knit-along challenge. (Reminder, Friday is the deadline!) You may recall from my bolero inspiration post that I had to change my original knitting plans as my shoulder hasn’t… read more »

My 2013 sewing and knitting in review

While I’ve barely had time to even think about blogging in the last few weeks, I didn’t want to see 2013 draw to a close without doing a roundup of my sewing and knitting projects from the year. I did one last year, and it was interesting reading the goals… read more »

Victory yarn kit and discounts!

I’m very pleased to share a special promotion today, in collaboration with Susan Crawford. If you’re a fan of modern vintage knitting, then without a doubt you know UK knitwear designer Susan Crawford. As you also may know, Susan has a gorgeous line of yarn produced with John Arbon, called Excelana.… read more »

Accessories inspirations: Knit for Victory

Friends, the last week has been a whirlwind for me! I can’t thank you all enough for all of the wonderful support on my first pattern release, Victory. Wonderful doesn’t even begin to cover it. I’m seriously overwhelmed by the reception. 🙂 Of course, there’s not just the pattern release—there’s… read more »