Friday, 5 September 2008

i-Knitting


I never got around to blogging this particular jumper. There's been quiet a lot going on over the past few weeks, and somehow it got sucked into the general morass.

Which is a shame, because I'm rather proud of it. Knitted straight from a pattern in Woman's Weekly of 28 February 1942 in Jaeger Matchmaker 4-ply, 5 balls. So very exactly 5 balls, that anyone with a nervous disposition would have been far better off with 6. I've never had to sort through my trimmed-off ends before to find those long enough to sew just another couple of inches.

I'm rather relieved to have finished it in time to wear tomorrow - Jane Waller is talking about knitting from vintage patterns, and I wanted to show it off (shallow little creature that I am). So if you're there, and you spot this particular shade of blue from across a crowded room, feel free to introduce yourself. Or run and hide.

6 comments:

mooncalf said...

I'm totally going to be looking out for you. I'm really excited about A Stitch in Time and seeing Jane Waller.

Heather said...

That cardi is gorgeous! I want to go to iKnit so badly...

Helen said...

That's not shallow; that's perfect.

Anairam said...

Found you via A Bucketful of Heather, and am enjoying browsing through your blog. (You write really well, and I'm reading it for that more than for the knitting, which I don't do. Although I think that vintage cardigan is amazing. Actually, I did knit something once - a scarf, of which I'm very proud, only it was plain all the way, for a very, very, very long time ...

mooncalf said...

I looked out for you at IKnit day (well, I looked for your blue top) but I didn't see you :( Hope you had a good day!

knititch said...

that is a lovely jumper. i have one of those knitting books from the forties that belonged to my mother who grew up in england. it also has some lovely hat patterns.