The progress on my new project - the Cucumber Vintage Sweater - looks better than I feel it should. I haven't even picked up any knitting the past couple of days as I've been immersed in other things, one of which is sorting out all those odd little snippets of stuff I've been saving on… Continue reading All the trimmings
Here she is! The Rimini Cardigan, pattern by Martin Storey from the Jaeger JB16 brochure printed in 2003. Knitted in six shades of John Arbon Textiles Knit By Numbers 4-ply wool in the Grape colourway. Buttons from my button box, can't remember where I originally bought them. Oh, this is a lovely garment and I'm… Continue reading Finished object: Rimini Cardigan
I am happy to report that I'm going great guns with my Rimini cardigan and I believe I can have it finished by this time next week, thus meeting my target of completing it before the end of June. The only slight trepidation I feel is that we are in for three more hot days… Continue reading The home stretch
We're returning to Woman's Weekly, 6th April 1968 for this chunky, short-sleeved, collared top. I say chunky because that's how it looks to me, but it's knit in DK weight wool and it is mainly the all-over trellis stitchwork which gives the impression of weight, especially around the collar area. I will say right now… Continue reading Vintage Summer Top
When I wrote my knitting update last week, I was in a state of indecision about my Rimini cardigan, but apparently all I needed to do was admit out loud that I wasn't entirely loving it because I found I just couldn't cast it aside even briefly. So I went ahead and knit the front… Continue reading What knitting happened next?
If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times, I am a monogamous knitter. For me, it's the only way to really see progress and get things done. If you devote all your knitting time to one project you can't help but be rewarded with speedy results. It's like a marriage (or so… Continue reading Monogamy is good, right?
I mentioned last week that I wanted to write about the knitting patterns included in the April 1968 issue of Woman's Weekly I had received and I've decided to start with the most striking of them. The thing that hits you first about this hand-knitted suit is the colour, and I don't think I'll be… Continue reading Reimagining vintage knits
Quite a bit of stuff is irritating me at present and so I'm being rather choosy about what I consume on both traditional and social media in order to maintain my equilibrium. Since I'm limiting that side of life a bit, I've got plenty of extra time for knitting. I've set myself the target of… Continue reading Just keep right on knitting
Here are my current works in progress, taking a nap in the lazy evening sunshine. My progress this past week has been steady, but by no means stellar. Once I had finished the back of the Rimini cardigan, it took me a few days to cast on for the first of the two front sections… Continue reading Knits in progress – real and virtual
Time for a knitting update, I think. I've been working steadily on my Grape Fade Rimini cardigan, working a few rows a day, making sure to allow my arm and shoulder plenty of rest. Now I'm just beginning to do the armhole shaping on the back, and I'm ready to move from the fourth to… Continue reading Treading grapes