Silver Needles P45 – Lady’s Jacket: finished

This post was in the making for a while, mainly because my camera has been super uncooperative, and won’t give me any good photos at all 😦 In the interest of science (so to speak), though, I’ll give you what I have. Please do accept my apologies for the appalling quality of the shots –Continue reading “Silver Needles P45 – Lady’s Jacket: finished”

Preparing to get started

After some fairly excessive lamenting in my last post, a lovely commenter put her finger on the spot: stop whinging and get on with it (not that she used those words!). So today, I pulled the fabrics I had in mind for the muslin out of my stash. Surprise no.1: what I remembered being someContinue reading “Preparing to get started”

Do we call the Seventies vintage?

After going on about the impracticability of vintage dresses in my last post, today I’d like to present to you – vintage patterns! Or I think they are, anyways? Do the Seventies already qualify as vintage? I guess so – but then, I’ve heard anything from 20 to a minimum of 50 years of ageContinue reading “Do we call the Seventies vintage?”

Happy Birthday to “The Very Best Jumper”

I was convinced that my baby was born in July 2011, but alas, my brain’s a sieve and all that and I just missed my blog’s first birthday. Happy belated Birthday, dear blog. Traditionally, an anniversary is a good opportunity to look back and take stock, but I’ll go a slightly different route. My friendContinue reading “Happy Birthday to “The Very Best Jumper””

Queen Anne’s Lace cardigan

This project I started in early September, as a welcome opportunity to use up some Rowan Classic Fine Merino yarn that had been gathering dust in my stash for more than a year. It’s a top down, all-in-one pattern, which is something I meant to try for the longest time. Did I mention that I’mContinue reading “Queen Anne’s Lace cardigan”

Sunday Shinies – Mother of pearl button with intricate collar

Another find from the 1920s – a button with an intricately formed collar holding an inlet of mother of pearl. The photo does not really do it justice, and the only grief I have with this button is that I only have one 😦 Now to find a project that brings out one single buttonContinue reading “Sunday Shinies – Mother of pearl button with intricate collar”

His Majesty’s Blanket is nearing completion, part one

It’s time for an update of how the blanket is doing. As you can see, it’s doing fine. Since my last post about it, it has been inspected by the soon-to-be-mother, and she loves it.Phew. Other than that, there isn’t a whole lot to say about it … the yarn still knits lovely, although I’mContinue reading “His Majesty’s Blanket is nearing completion, part one”

On my needles: Victorian inspired Shawlette

This is the little shawl I’ve been working on in the last few days. Yes, I know – I didn’t really need any more WIPs. But this yarn was so lovely, and it was calling out to me, and I was dying to knit something from “Victorian Lace Today” and … so I started. IContinue reading “On my needles: Victorian inspired Shawlette”

Sunday Shinies: French Glass buttons

Here are the Sunday Shinies. Yes, I am aware it’s Monday already, but last week was a bit crazy, culminating in what I fear might have been migraine. Or just the worst headaches ever. Either way, don’t want them again. And they kept me from taking photos. Or getting up and sitting at my PC.Continue reading “Sunday Shinies: French Glass buttons”