It won’t be long now

A Work in Progress post!

Image

Hoorah! I’ve completed the front and back pieces. I was a bit anxious about the individually-done fair isle roses having too many ends to weave in, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought! I am happy with the pieces so far, though they need a nice, long bath to even out the stitches.

Image

Currently, I am working both sleeves. I have one up to the armhole decreases and the other is just beginning the stripes. Why do I have two going, you ask? I suffer from second- sleeve- syndrome, and it’s always nice to have one easy piece that I can bring along to class or outings, and another that I need to focus on.

Image

Being in college has certainly slowed down my knitting. I was hoping to have this all finished by the end of the month, but that is unlikely with midterms and endless readings. (I am only 3 weeks in the term and have already finished 6 books, eek!) My goal is by the end of next weekend to be flashing you a finished object!

Image

xoxo

Sydney

Advertisements

Treasure Hunting

Image

Treasure hunting weekend! And boy, did I come home with a loot!

The wonderful Emily and I went to our local Flea Market and had a grand old time! We also stopped at Nobody’s Baby, a vintage shop incredibly dear to my heart where I know all the lovely ladies by name. And finally, I drove out to Coburg to peek at a new vintage store, Retro Rejuvenation, which was amazing! The young woman who owned it was so sweet and had a great stock for only being open a few months. Okay enough chit chat, here is what I got!

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

…..I know. I may have went a bit crazy. Here’s all I got: 6 headscarves, 5 hankies, +/- 100 buttons, 5 needle craft magazines, 3 postcards, 2 brooches, 3 pairs of shoes, a lipstick, a 1928 beauty notebook, a coin purse, a 1950’s purse, 1940’s hat, an apron and…

Image

This stunning titanic-era blouse that is in impeccable condition. I will admit to trying it on, but mainly it will sit on my wall as I day dream about tea parties at Downton Abbey.

Image

Wait, isn’t this a knitting blog?

Yes, lovlies, and I’m sorry I don’t have anything fun to show you at the moment. I am almost done with the back piece and finished the stripes on the front. Next blog will have some progress pictures, I promise!

xoxo

Sydney

Downton Abbey. Also, Downton Abbey. Oh, and Downton Abbey.

Image

So. Downton Abbey starts tomorrow. (For us in the States, that is.)

I have been mentally preparing myself for months now. The best companion to knitting is Downton Abbey, without a doubt. No one is allowed to argue.

Image

Oh, the Crawley sisters. So lovely. So elegant. Without a doubt my favorite is Lady Mary. I love to stride out of a room yelling “I don’t care a thing about rules!” And swish my dress behind me. Ugh, she is so sassy I can’t stand it.

Image

I’m curious to see what happens with Mary and Matthew. Oh, I just can’t wait!

Image

Yes, yes I have.

As far as knitting goes, my fingers have been going extra fast with excitement. I am almost done with the back piece, eek!

Image

xoxo

Sydney

And so it begins.

Happy New Year kittens!

Image

I am so looking forward to this year and all of the warm vintage hand knits and I am going to create. To make it more fun, I am going to name all of my projects after old movies based on characters that the garment reminds me of! So, without further ado, I introduce my first garment of the year…

Image

Trimmed with Roses in A Stitch in Time: Volume 2!

Now, normally I do not knit my garments in the same color as the sample, but oh how I love the combination of the natural & bright red! I will be using Jamieson Spindrift for the main color and Element Affects for the contrasting red. So excited!

I am naming this jumper “Roman Holiday.” It reminds me of Audrey Hepburn’s character Princess Ann when she is exploring Rome pretending to be a normal girl and escaping the pressure of being a Princess. It is so youthful and fun, just as she is in the movie.

Image

You will be able to see the work in progress soon, darlings!

xoxo

Sydney