Oh, sure, I told myself, sure, 8 stitches to the inch won’t be so bad. You’ve done seven, and you survived! Oh goodness….
As much as I am loving miles and miles of solid color stockinette… This project is going rather slow. I have just finished the back piece and am about to start the front. I am already dreaming about my next project.
Here is what I have so far! I am using the Ultra Alpaca Fine, and I like it, but there are some inconsistencies in my stitches. If I knit just a tiny bit looser than the row before, the stitches come out diagonal. I hope that a good wet block will even out my stitches.
No more 8 stitches per inch jumpers for me..
Onwards to the next adventure!
One of my goals for this year-of-vintage project is to alternate between a Susan Crawford pattern and an individual vintage pattern that I have in my collection. My next project is from the 1941 Jack Frost Vol. 35, arguably my favorite vintage blouse pattern books. They’re all fairly simple but so beautiful! I wanted to find a pattern right now that I could handle with my homework load; something that I can zone out with and watch Downton Abbey and knit simple stitches ( in between tears, naturally). So lovely kittens, allow me to reveal my next blouse!
It is the one on the right! I’m sorry for the poor photo quality; on the collar, there is a sweet spring-time lace pattern, as well as lace on the puffed sleeves. I’ve found myself eager for spring this year. To watch cherry blossoms brighten up the streets. To read a novel under a tree, chasing clouds in between chapters and sips of pink lemonade. I am usually a lady who enjoys the colder months, but this year I find myself yearning for soft sunshine and being outside. Therefore, I am knitting this blouse in my very favorite color, Robin’s Egg Blue, to create my own little spring on my needles until the weather complies with my wishes.
I am naming this project after a movie that came out the same year as the pattern: The Lady Eve. It is an adorable movie with fabulous hair and outfits. Next week you will get to see the work in progress! Yippie!
It’s finished, it’s finished!
As of Saturday the 9th, I have had Trimmed With Roses hanging in my closet saying, “Wear me! Wear me!” every time I walked by. This was a very fun pattern to knit up. Originally from 1950, Susan Crawford did an excellent job making it accessible for various body types. I am a 36″ bust, but I made the smallest size, desiring negative ease instead of positive, and very happy I did. I like my garments to look more fitted as opposed to the 3-4″ of positive ease it requested.
Anyways, enough chit chat, here are photos taken by the incredibly talented Michael Banh, who has a rather popular Supernatural tumblr. 😉
Stay tuned for my next project!