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Knitting in the Morning

Sunday, February 10, 2013




I love working evening shifts because I have the morning and afternoon to do what I like. This morning, after a quick outing to Walmart, I worked on my 1940's puff sleeve jumper (from a pattern in my shop) for a little while- which is very close to being finished! I really love this beautiful blue color. It's perfect for spring, don't you think?









Outfit
1940's Date Maker Cardigan- Knitted by me (pattern at By Gum by Golly)
acorn brooch- Luxulite on etsy
navy a-line skirt- thrifted
vintage scarf- estate sale

18 Responses to “Knitting in the Morning”

  1. I'm so envious of all you accomplished knitters! :) Do you have any tips for a cardigan or sweater that's easy enough for a beginner? :) Hope you have a great day at work!
    Xx,
    Naomi

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    1. Believe it or not, the date maker is the first thing I have ever knitted! No scarf or pot holder or anything before this. I recommended finding a pattern that you're crazily in love with, preferably with a medium to large size yarn and needles so its easy to work with and just go for it!! Once you learn the basic knit and purl, you can do anything with the help of you tube. I admit, this darn thing wasn't easy for me! It took about 3 months from start to finish because I had to rip out rows and fix mistakes so often but it was worth every moment! I always wanted to learn to knit so I finally said "I'm going to do this!" Take your time, have fun with it, correct mistakes as you go and when its all over, you'll be a darn good knitter!! :) if you have trouble, most large craft stores offer very affordable knitting classes. My local Joanne's has them for about $25 and you learn a lot in one session. Good luck!!

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  2. I'm just learning how to knit, and I can't believe how addictive I'm finding it already, seeking to fit little sessions of it in here and there. I hope to be able to work to vintage patterns, and make lovely things like you do one day, but for now it's just scarves.

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  3. Yay for knits! I love that mustard colour on you!

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  4. I'm the same as Naomi I love seeing all the fab items you knitters make - my mum is a knitter, she has made me a 1940s style jumper perfect for spring :)

    Katy
    xox
    http://vintagewife.co.uk

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  5. Super cute photos, love the acorn brooch.

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  6. Every time I see your yellow Date Maker I want to make a yellow one! lol It's so perfectly cheerful. I love the color of the sweater you're working on now, too. And that brooch is amazing!

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  7. You are just too cute! Cannot wait to get started on new projects!!! xox

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  8. Oh my my my Miss Brittany, do you ever NOT look totally adorable? I love the duds and décor, as per usual. And both you as well as Bunny have gotten me into trying to learn how to knit! I bought a vintage beginner's guide from 1941 so I will start there, and probably take a $25 class that is near my house just to get me started. I just hope I find it relaxing and not "another thing to learn" amidst anatomy & physiology, human growth & development, and all the other assorted fun I am currently enrolled in this semester at nursing school. Any tips for a beginning gal such as myself? I shall chronicle it all on my blog of course - I have the guide, but no idea as to what to buy or do initially! Hence the $25 class hahah.

    You make it all look so easy, you truly do.

    -Holly

    Veronica Vintage

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  9. You look so cute! That mustard jumper is really becoming you!

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  10. It's a beautiful colour for spring. So delicate, sweet and able to compliment a vast array of other hues. I just love quiet mornings and afternoons like that as well, and often try to get in a spot of crafting when my health will permit during such peaceful times as well.

    Wishing you a marvelous Monday & week ahead,
    ♥ Jessica

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  11. um, you do realize your sweater matches the background of that dog pillow? this is actually one of my favorite colors and I encouraged a friend to buy 3 pieces in this color just yesterday. I looooove that dog pillow!! so cute

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    1. Realize?! HAHA! you bet I do!! I love mustard too. I decided the other day that I desperately need a mustard circle skirt, a-line skirt and pencil skirt to make my life complete! :P

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  12. Jádore this whole post...and especially that poochy pillow! You look so pretty and young in this shot (you always look lovely)perhaps it's your your darker hair being swept up in the scarf. xx Shauna

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  13. Oh. How I LONG to be at the "I can knit a jumper" stage. Sigh. Love the mustard cardy ;)

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  14. Sounds lovely to be able to do craft in the morning! I worked irregular hours a while ago, and it was so nice to start the day being creative. Love the colour of your project-cardigan! It'll be perfect for spring =)

    On a side-note: I loved the look of your Notebook hairstyle tutorial (Alli's lake hair), but tucking in the last section didn't quite work with my hair (thick and slippery is a bad combination), so I altered the finish a bit. I've posted a tutorial for it, I hope you don't mind! I clearly state that it's built on your tutorial, and I of course link back both to the original post and to your blog in general.

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  15. I see you have the book "Sew Retro". I received it as a gift for Christmas and really like it. So charming and full of humor!

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