Fashion · Knitting

Crawling towards November

Autumn has arrived, the trees are turning gold, the clocks have gone back, and my horoscope for the first two days of the week basically advised me to "Chill out with a book or a movie; nothing's happening." On Monday, I tried to defy the inevitable and make decisions, work on my jumper, and force… Continue reading Crawling towards November

Fashion · lifestyle · Stationery · Vintage

Proof of the pudding

Ah, just as I thought - eliminating the gapping of the button-band has turned this garment into something I want to wear, at least with skirts and probably with reasonably roomy trousers. It does not look flattering with my jeans, but then that's what my Helsinki jumper is for! So, at last, a photo of… Continue reading Proof of the pudding

Fashion · Nostalgia · Vintage · Wardrobe

Brooches

My jewellery box with box of brooches on the top Do you like brooches? They seem to be the jewellery item most prone to coming in and going out of fashion, but I must admit I like a good brooch. It always seems such an ideal format for displaying gems because little consideration needs to… Continue reading Brooches

Fashion · Knitting · Nostalgia · Vintage

Directions

I mentioned in my previous post how I have been failing to put theory into practice so far as re-stocking my wardrobe goes, and I've been dwelling on that the past couple of days. The new items I ordered will move it partially in the direction I want to go, although the purple skirt sits… Continue reading Directions

Fashion · Knitting · Writing

What tends to happen

If you pick up your knitting project regularly, what tends to happen is this: you quickly find you have gone from just a cuff to a whole sock almost without thinking. This really flew past. But it doesn't make sense to stop there, does it? Because if you push on just a little more, you… Continue reading What tends to happen

Fashion · Knitting · Skincare & Makeup

That perfect navy skirt

These are just six of the reasons why I have long been craving that perfect navy skirt. Try as I might to occasionally visit the 2020s, my heart knows that you just can't beat a well-cut skirt and a hand-knitted sweater like we used to wear and I can see myself turning to this skirt… Continue reading That perfect navy skirt

Fashion · Knitting

Next knitting update

That is quite some knitting progress for one week. I finished the front of the sweater with one further modification, again to add a little extra length in the armhole. I chose to work it after the neck shaping to make the neckline sit just a smidge lower than it shows in the pattern. It… Continue reading Next knitting update

Fashion · Nostalgia · Vintage

Capsules full of colour

So my 1980s fashion advice book arrived and, no, it is not the one I was thinking of which is a bit of a shame. However, it is another one that I was besotted with at the time and I still find it compelling 34 years after it was first published. The book is called… Continue reading Capsules full of colour