Saturday, July 08, 2006

Retro 1940's Sweater




Here's a great retro sweater I made from Lorna's Laces, colours Daffodil and Charcoal. I added about 2 inches to the length, but it was still very short! Next time I make it, it'll have to be extended about another 2 inches!
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is GORGEOUS! I love those colors and the pattern is wonderful.

Your Anthropologie Capelet is cute, too. I saw that thread on Craftster and I had been thinking of making it. Did the WoolEase work okay? I have some of that in my stash. My office is so cold, I think I can see my breath sometimes.

It's funny that you are working on "Prepster." That is the pattern I bought that book to make, and so far I've made three things from it that are not Prepster! Isn't it a great book?

Speaking of books, you asked what I was reading. I've been dipping into old favorites here and there, but I'm not really reading anything except Passage to India. It's engaging me way more than I thought I would. I wasn't too familiar with the book before I started it, so I scouted around the web to see what it was about and what I read didn't really call out to me. Pleasant surprise that I am getting into it so much!

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CanarySanctuary said...

Thanks :) I'm going to make another of those retro shirts, but in black and pink next time.
And thanks about the Anthropologie capelet. The WoolEase was great - nice and soft, and a perfect yarn substitute for the Rowan Polar called for in the patter. I used 1 and a bit of a second skein. (I have most of the second skein left over). My workplace is really cold too!

I was just working on my Prepster today too! I've finally sewn the pieces together, and now have to do the finishing touches. And, oddly enough, it's also the pattern I bought the book for, and had not been the first pattern I've made from the book! (I've already done the one-skein scarf and Sweet Pea shawl).

I've still to get my hands on a copy of Passage to India. It didn't really appeal to me by the onlnine summaries I read either, but sometimes books can surprise you!

Kamika said...

Yes, I'm an archive reader. This is too cute. Thanks for the links to all the patterns.

CanarySanctuary said...

Thanks so much! I really loved making it. It's been long enough now since I've made this one, I think I need to CO for it again. I just rediscovered the yarn I bought over a year ago for this exact purpose!

morgan said...

ok, i was going to have a go at anne elliot and found this post...i didn't know anyone had finished this sweater! I love that it was you, and I love your colour choice. I'm in the middle of the math for mine, sticking to the original colours (now feel bland).
im a v.bad blogger/commenty person lately, but thank you so much for the link! gosh, i hope i've added you..if not i shall do now if i hadn't done did.

CanarySanctuary said...

I'm so glad there someone else making this top too. I love it! I've had plans (ever since I finished the first one) to do one in black and hot pink. Hmmm, maybe that's next on the needles. I happen to have this terrible habit of knitting out of season. It's really quite frustrating!