Well the weather has been somewhat rotten here in
. I can’t remember when I last managed to dry washing on the line. Suffolk and it's certainly the right weather for woollies
On the plus side, because it’s not been park weather, we’ve spent more time than normal snuggled up in the house which has given me the opportunity to sew up and finish some of the jumper pieces that have festered in a bin bag for far too long!
First up is this one from a 1941 pattern.
It’s been knitted in Stylecraft DK pale rose. The bakelite buckle is for decoration only and the buckle flap thingy (I’m sure you know what I mean) is secured with poppers. The buttons are modern, tut tut, I know, but they were the best I could find. Getting buttons to match the vintage buckle was tricky but, after weeks of carrying the buckle around in a handbag, the lovely deco style buttons were found in a local craft shop for just 10p each! So wish I’d bought more at the time!!
Second is another variation of the waffle jumper that has proved to be very popular. Again, from a 1940’s wartime pattern, this time it was knitted in Stylecraft 4 ply cobalt, denim, midnight and silver.
Next is this one.
I haven’t fitted it on the dummy very well which has made the diamond design look wonky! I promise, it isn’t :o) It’s been knitted in Stylecraft 4 ply cascade.
The bin bag is almost empty, just 4 more to go! It has seemed like a never ending task but the pieces get put to one side because I'm always eager to move onto the next pattern - maybe it will teach me to sew them up as and when they are finished.........or maybe not ;o)
A final one, and my favourite, is this one.
This was a commission from the lovely Bryony and will be heading to it’s new home with this jumper. It was knitted in a beautiful Rowan yarn called folly green, so pretty and the photograph really doesn’t seem to show the colour off properly – I blame the sunless
skies we’re having!! It needs buttons but that, so far, has proved an impossible task so Bryony will be doing the honours when she receives it. Suffolk
The original pattern didn’t have any rib so, at Bryony’s request, I made a few adaptations. When you compare it to the first one I knitted, as per the original pattern, I think it actually looks better with the rib. What do you think??
These jumpers will be accompanying me to the 1940’s event being held at Bassingbourn Airfield in a couple of weeks time.
Hope the weather dries up before then because we're camping – pitching a tent in the rain is not a pleasant task!!