Posts tagged vintage knitting

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! I hope she doesn’t mind, but I had to show you guys the vintage sweater Liz just knitted up. Image from 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 »

Bombshell Shocked Giveaway!

Today I have something super special, my very first giveaway! This giveaway is sponsored by the wonderful Nicole Hughes, owner of Bombshell Shocked on Etsy. She’s a Chicago-based vintage clothing stylist who I met at the vintage clothing show I attended earlier this month, where she sold me my amazing… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Knitted sleeve caps

How is the knitting going for everyone in the knit-along? I admit I haven’t touched my Briar Rose in awhile, but only because I have a (personally set) tighter deadline for another knit so I’m trying to bang out some work on that one before I go back to Briar… read more »

Treading water

Boy, have I sure felt like I’ve been treading water these last few days! As I sat knitting last night while we watched episode one of the PBS series Jazz (oh how I love Ken Burns documentaries), I literally couldn’t remember what we did on Saturday. Fortunately I recovered quickly.… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Knit-along cast on!

Thanks so much everyone for the kind words about our anniversary! ♥ Know what today is? That’s right, those of you who are knit-alongers know: March 1st, our cast on day for the Briar Rose Vintage Knit-Along! Today was the first day since fall that I had to break out… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Fit, Estimating Yardage

Today is our first meaty knit-along post for the Briar Rose Vintage Knit-Along! I’m going to try to tackle a couple of issues we’ll have to deal with early on: fit and estimating yardage for yarn. One of the reasons I’m glad we’ll be working Briar Rose is that it’s… read more »

Vintage knitting pattern: Topnotcher

Happy Friday! For you vintage knit-alongers, just a little note to say I’m going to let the preliminary post simmer for a few more days to get more opinions, and then next week will reveal the winning pattern so we can start thinking about yarn and supplies. 🙂 Today is… read more »

Knitting in a new direction

Sometimes a project just isn’t meant to be that project. Case in point the short-sleeved sweater I started a couple of weeks ago, Fair Isle Yoke from the book A Stitch in Time, a beautiful book of vintage patterns that have been re-worked by the authors. The neat thing about… read more »

Vintage knitting pattern find: Patons Knitting Book No. 294

I need a little break from thinking about my birdies blouse sewing project. (Incidentally it dawned on me when I was cutting out the fabric that the birds are sitting on little bird swings, not in bird cages. Even cuter!) One thing I have a ton of is vintage knitting… read more »