Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Whats going on, Knit Back in Time book and pregnancy update...

Hello hello,
been a while since I post anything here. Sorry about that! :)
I am enjoying being pregnant, enjoying being home with my family, enjoying cooking and also 
enjoying knitting. My vintage 1940s sweater nearly finished, only sleeves left, so soon I be bragging about it!
Also got this amazing book recently, and I am totally in love with it! Can't even recommend it highly enough! Be making more lovely vintage cardigans and sweaters soon. I got mine on this site.

Description of the book:
'' Do you have a great new jumper pattern that doesn't match your current obsession for Peter Pan collars? Or have you found an original 1950s pattern for a gorgeous knitted blouse only to realise it's three sizes too small and the recommended yarns haven't been around for at least 20 years? Don't be limited by what is available on-line and in shops. This book shows you how simple it is to change lengths, take out waists, shorten sleeves, and substitute for yarns that are no longer in production. Knit Back in Time reveals two crucial secrets for knitting vintage-style projects: how to update a vintage pattern to suit modern sizes and yarns, and how to customise modern patterns to give them a vintage look. It also provides patterns for vintage-style elements, offering invaluable advice on mixing and matching sleeves, necklines, and collars to create your own designs. You can choose to add a bell-shaped, three-quarter, or ruffled sleeve to the same sweater body, depending on the look you want, or just give in and knit three different jumpers, all from the same basic pattern.''

My sleeves for Tea-Time Sweater

Moreover to share, I had amazing photoshoot with my college friends Aisling and Laura last nite! Was such a great time and experience. So here few shots from it:

I am nearly 37 weeks on these pictures! So excited!

Mum to be,
Froggy xxx

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pin up Clothes Haul, Tomcat and 1940s knitting...

Hello blog!
I've been buying more pin up clothes lately to improve my post-pregnancy wardrobe! Cant wait to back to shape and wear them!
So what else I bought (they all bargains from Ebay):
All together
Top - Three Seasons
Capri Pants - Collectif
Top - Collectif
Skirt - Collectif
Green dress - Three Seasons
Polka Dot Body - Collectif
Cherry Bikini - Collectif
Can not wait to wear them!
All I need, just have a baby and get into a shape! )
Couldn't resist not to show my lovely Tommy the Cat:

Also started to knit jumper from 1940s pattern. Love it, can not wait to finish it! 
It should look like this:

I am using same needles as a pattern says and cheap (1,50 euro for a 100 g skein) acrylic yarn in yellow-cream color. And my version is:

Hope everyone doing well,

Froggy xxx

Monday, November 4, 2013

Autumn Mittens...

Fast and easy knit! Making another pair for my dear sister!

Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Lite (2040 B)
Needle size: 4.5 mm double points

Froggy xxx

Friday, November 1, 2013

Knitting and Stitching Show 2013

Yesterday me and few of my friends went to Dublin to the Knitting and Stitching Show, which taking place in RDS venue every year.
Was pretty much the same as was last year, was few more new stands, exhibition was way smaller.So I didn't even bother to take any pictures. And this year I knew what I want to buy! :) Was kinda hard to spend all day on my feet, trying to make my way trough bunch of crazy women, especially with my big bump and 34 weeks of pregnancy! :) But I made it, and got all stuff I wanted! Happy Days!
So promised pictures of what I got at the show:

All stuff together:

Tatting stuff

Embroidery kit
(going to cross stitch this for my mum)

Sewing stuff
(finally got zig zag scissors)

Crochet and Knitting stuff

Can not wait for the next year!

One very happy,

Froggy xxx


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