Posts tagged vintage knitting

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 »

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 »

My guest post at Elegant Musings

Hi everyone! Ever wanted to sew a ribbon button band onto a cardigan? I’m excited to point you to my guest post today over at Casey’s Elegant Musings, where you can read my tutorial! See, I told you that you’d hear more about the Campus Compliments cardigan pattern I posted.… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Vintage knitting pattern: Date-Maker cardigan

In my post on campus-inspired vintage fashions, a number of you expressed that you really liked the Date-Maker sweater pattern that I showed! Here it is again… It comes from Columbia Style Book vol. 108, a 1946 knitting booklet in my collection. I like the striped sweater on the cover,… read more »

Campus-inspired vintage fashions for fall

Autumn! Crunching leaves, cooler temperatures…oh I know, I know, it’s still summer! But if I don’t start thinking about fall/winter sewing and knitting now, I may not get to the projects I have in mind until it’s starting to warm up again next year! August is when everyone involved in… read more »

That’s a wrap

Once of the interesting things I’ve discovered in the relatively short time I’ve been blogging here is that I find myself thinking about my own vintage style more than ever before, including my knitting and sewing. I never really used to contemplate how items would work together in my wardrobe…… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Finished sweater round-up!

Well everyone, we’ve reached the official end of the Briar Rose Vintage Knit-along! It’s been a wonderful experience leading you all through it. I learned some things about my own knitting and my knitting processes along the way. I hope I’ve helped you gain confidence in your own knitting skills… read more »

A busy bee

I have been so, so busy lately. I have not even had time to think about writing a proper post other than for the knit-along, and I am so behind in my feed reader! So in no particular order, I’m going to do a short list of things that have… read more »

A Stitch in Time Vol. 2

I’m not sure why I waited so long (oh yes, I kept forgetting!) but I finally pre-ordered A Stitch in Time, Volume 2. I am so excited for this book! Susan Crawford (who blogs at Just Call Me Ruby) and Jane Crawford also put out A Stitch in Time, Volume… read more »

And the winner is…

The winner of two tickets to this weekend’s Modern Vintage Chicago Spring Fashion and Jewels Show is the talented Chicago blogger Liz of zilredloh.com! I hope she doesn’t mind, but I had to show you guys the vintage sweater Liz just knitted up. Image from zilredloh.com Isn’t it fantastic? Not… read more »

Little outfit details

I am nearly in panic mode about my wardrobe for Viva Las Vegas. This is in part due to the fact that we did an idiotic, massive spring cleaning last year of our home and everything in it, and that’s left me (actually both of us) with some ludicrous holes… read more »