So, this knitting wasn't actually done in summer (oh dear, I lied to you via blog post title!) but I do so hate coming up with post titles! Also, please excuse how cheesy the title is. That aside, let's move on to the point of the post, shall we? My latest knitting endeavours. Or, rather, endeavour as I only have photos of one thing that I have made...the other was made by my mother.
Hat & shirt made by me; 1930s crepe skirt from Red Ruby Vintage; same old saddle shoes you always see from Payless.
Except for the shoes (& socks) everything is made either by myself or my mother.
Pendleton blazer from eBay.
I made this hat quite a few months ago from an original 1940s or 1950s Patons knitting booklet. As you can see, I quite love wearing it!
I was a little wary of the size of the pom-poms (each one took me two hours to make - I don't remember pom-pom making seeming so tedious as a child...) but I'm quite taken with them, now. I still have dreams of a pom-pom headpiece like the one Carmen Miranda is wearing in this screencap I took of The Gang's All Here...actually, I wouldn't mind one of each of the hats in that film! Not to mention the dresses and the shoes and the hair...
I suppose I'm quite proud of this - I think it only took me a couple of days to make.
I had good intentions of knitting this sweater myself but, as someone who hasn't been knitting all that long, I decided I wasn't quite feeling up to the challenge. So I passed it onto my mother and I'm awfully glad I did because she did a darn good job!
This is the picture from the pattern she used - I downloaded the pattern for free here.
I do have a question for you all - would you like more details about my knitting projects (the yarn I used, etc.) where I can provide or are you happy just to see the pictures?
I have a couple of other projects on the go but I've taken a little break from knitting at the moment, though I'm sure I'll get back to it quite soon...
Andi B. Goode