|Loving my new trousers from Heyday|
Some date nights we go out for dinner, movies, fun with friends without little ones but sometimes, we like to grab some food and go back home to veg out and enjoy the quiet. This is one of those quiet, relaxing "dates".
Today, I wore my 1940's date maker cardigan that I knitted all by myself! I'm so proud of it, as it's my first knitting project. I first saw the pattern at By Gum by Golly and fell in love but when I saw how gorgeous it is all knitted up at Tickety Boo Tupney, I had to make one too! It took me about a month and a half to complete. I love it so much, I will eventually knit a another in a different color. The weather in St Louis is getting too warm for chunky knits but you will be seeing a lot of this cardigan in the fall. Thank you SO much to Tasha for posting this amazing pattern!
|check out that lovely "V" shape down the sleeve|
I chose this mustard yarn (Vanna's Choice by Lion Brand) because I love mustard but it's hard to find pre-made cardigans in the odd color. Since it was my first project, I wanted a decent but cheap yarn in case I decided to give up on knitting, like I have done so many times in the past. I really love the details of this knit. The diagonal rib, forming the "V" in the back, the belt and crocheted buckle all really make this cardigan special.
|hair tutorial coming this weekend!!|
|Getting tackled and ticked by Rhys-beast, the diaper butt man|
vintage blouse- estate sale
1940's date maker cardigan-knitted by me!!
1940's style swing trousers- Heyday Vintage Clothing
1940's repro Rug Cutter wedges-Aris Allen (Dancestore.com)
vintage fabric hair bow- Jack's Daughter
Heyday is a sponsor of Va-Voom Vintage