Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Getting my knit on...

Despite the ever impending university deadlines, it's not all work work work round here.  I'm having a bit of a knitfest at the moment (my knitting comes in waves of productivity) so I thought I'd show you what's currently on the needles!

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


  1. That sweater looks great so far :)
    I am currently knitting a skirt. It was going quite slowly but I have started knitting every night while watching tv and it is almost done!

  2. Thank you ^_^
    Knitting while watching TV is definitely the way to get loads done, I can't wait to get these essays out the way so I don't feel bad for sitting down and doing that!

  3. I love that cardi, it'll look soo good when it's finshed!

    I've been knitting the same harry potter inspired scarf for at least 4's never ending!

  4. Ooh, Harry Potter knitting, awesome! Scarves always take me ages, but then the last one I knitted was about 7ft long... got a bit carried away!

    Have you got the Harry Potter knitting book? It was part of the package I got with the gold wool from work, some seriously ace patterns in there :)

  5. Wow, your blog is really cool, My son wants to knit but I don't know how to teach him, your sweater looks great! It's going to be really pretty.

  6. Wow, you have one cool son! The 'Stitch n Bitch' book taught me almost everything I know, but there's some good youtube videos about how to knit as well :)
    I work in a youth club and just before Christmas two 16 year old boys sat down with me and learnt to knit, it was just about the cutest thing ever!

  7. Harry Potter knitting boook!!!??! I have not heard of such a thing, I'm going to look it up, although judging by my past knitting prowess it would probably take the rest of my life to work through it!

  8. I think it's called Charmed Knits? Not made anything from it yet (so many patterns, so little time!) but it is lovely :)