Posts filed in Knitting

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Weddingish things

Less than two weeks until the wedding! So I thought it was high time I share some details with you. I’m feeling good about everything. Not too stressed. Just enough relaxed. Most things on the “to do” list are minor at this point, with the exception of a couple of… read more »

Memorial Day camping trip

How is it already almost the weekend? I’ve been confused about the day of the week all week, because of the holiday on Monday. I finally had some time to pull together photos from our camping trip to Wisconsin last weekend. We woke up bright and early Saturday morning for… 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 »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Seaming

Hey knit-alongers! We’ve reached the last instructional post! My last topic before the official end date tomorrow is about seaming. Call it seaming, call it sewing up, call it a pain in the butt. Unless you’re knitting a completely seamless sweater, you’re going to have to face this step. Once… read more »

Briar Rose Vintage KAL: Blocking your sweater

Hi everyone! Can you believe we’re almost officially done with the knit-along?? It was so interesting reading everyone’s thoughts about A Stitch in Time Vol. 2 and your next knitting projects. And I know there are several of you out there who aren’t knitters yet but I can tell you’re… 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 »