Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Then and Now

The last vintage pattern I knit:

Forgive the over-exposed, washed-out photos...




The next vintage pattern I'll knit:

Late Day Abbreviated Coat - you can purchase the pattern here...
 By the look on her face, wearing that coat will be very satisfying.

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  1. that coat is beautiful! can't wait to see you make this!

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  2. Beautiful neckline and sleeves!

    The coat is gawgus!

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  3. Gorgeous indeed! But I suspect there will be some bumps in the vintage road to entertain us as you knit this up. . . you don't really do simple, do you?!

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    1. OK, I like to think that every project will be simple until proven otherwise! :-)

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  4. K, Did you find translating the pattern to 'modern knitting' very challenging? (other than the arm business)

    I have quite a few vintage patterns that I picked up last summer but always balk at trying them as the knitting language seems so different!

    Then I see projects like yours and think I should stop being such a wuss...

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    1. This is such an interesting question Linda. Gonna address it in my next post.

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  5. Oh my gooood, it is so elegant! I love it!

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    1. The finished one? Or the new pattern? :-)

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  6. Love that vintage pattern. I'm obsessed with shawl collars right now!

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  7. Well, that sweater is just perfect on you.

    That is all :-)

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  8. Vis-à-vis Linda's question above, which I'd wondered about also -- do you follow Franklin at The Panopticon? He's currently "translating" a vintage pattern -- wrote about it in his February 21st post, so scroll down once you get to the blog. He's done this before with vintage patterns -- and some are more antique than vintage-- He brings some very impressive skills to the project and is worth checking out.

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    1. I do read his blog (though only discovered him over the last few months). I have to go to the Feb. post again - I remember reading it but not carefully enough. And I have some thoughts about the translation of vintage instructions to modern yarn and needles. They're not particularly borne of experience or knowledge, in truth, but gotta take what I can get at this point :-)

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    2. Oh! I haven't run across that one yet, thank you! Check out those cool retro pockets!

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  9. That came out great! Nice job!

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  10. One: that sweater is fabulous on you. Two: that coat is clearly divine. Please make me one!

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    1. Why, thanks R! Let me start with one for me, just to iron out the kinks!

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  11. I have two words for you----ooooohhhh and ahhhhh!!! That coat is so gorgeous!!!! Can't wait to see it!!!! I particularly love your sweater too!!!

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    1. Thanks V! I really hope it's going to work out well...

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