As an after Christmas treat, I bought myself a copy of Vintage Knitwear for Modern Knitters. I'd been tempted with it for a while, but I buy so many pattern books that I kept putting it off. Finally I gave in and settled into my first project. It's a lovely little cardigan from the 30s.
Isn't it darling? Given that most of my knitting happens on the bus between offices, I think it's progressing quite well. The wool I'm using is more navy than in the photo (silly camera phone!), and I'm contemplating using a lovely 'Gryffindor Gold' that the ladies in my office gave me as a birthday present for the accents instead of white... any thoughts?
After seeing this beautiful suit, I'm really inspired to go back to another work-in-progress that fell by the wayside. This is from a lovely little 1940s pattern book that I stumbled upon in a charity shop near my work:
It's lovely but the pattern is very monotonous and I have the world's shortest attention span... I'm about 6 inches in having started it in August. Oops!
So there's my projects... is anyone else knitting up a storm these days?
Love Jen xxxx