Well hello! I’m so sorry it’s been so long since my last post – I think, in fact, this has been my longest ever absence from the blog. Life has been very hectic over the last six weeks or so, and unfortunately something had to give. Things are still a bit crazy but I’m hoping it will all calm done by the beginning of October and I should be back to my regular schedule again. Keep your fingers crossed! And, whilst the chaos and lack of posts continues, you can always keep up-to-date with my shenanigans over on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
Anyway, to keep you up-to-date with my crocheting, I’ve managed to put together a new episode of the vintage crochet projects podcast. I haven’t actually achieved a massive amount since my last one but I have overcome an enormous yarn-shaped hurdle that has challenged me for years. If you’re interested to find out what that is, please have a watch. And as always, I really appreciate the support!
A special mention goes to my lovely friend Kitty, from Kitty Lou Vintage, who knitted the stunning 1930s jumper I’m wearing in this video. The pattern is available for free on The Vintage Pattern Files website. It was knitted using Cascade 220 Fingering in colour 8393 Navy and the buttons are vintage. And apologies if the video is a little dark, especially towards the end, it got very stormy outside and I lost the light!
1930s Crochet Espadrilles: find out more in my blog post
Pattern used: Vintage Ali Patterns on Etsy
Yarn used: DMC Petra no.5 in White (B5200) and Navy Blue (5823) – The Yarn Yard
1930s Simple Cardigan
Pattern used: Good Needlework magazine July 1933 – from my personal collection
Modern 1930s Style Jumper
Pattern used: JB222 by James C. Brett – Love Knitting
Yarn used: Sirdar Hayfield Bonus Aran Tweed – Magpie (749) – Wool Warehouse (although it has been discontinued)
1930s Button Shoulder Crochet Jumper – see my original pink one in this post
Pattern: Cemetarian on Etsy
Yarn: Scheepjes Catona – 128 Tyrian Purple – Black Sheep Wools
1930s Skirt to Match Pink Jumper Above
Pattern: I will create my own pattern using the skirt in this pattern as guidance
Yarn: Patons 100% Cotton 4 ply – 01725 Bright Pink – originally bought locally but is available online at Wool Warehouse
1930s Grey & Pink Jumper
Pattern: Good Needlework magazine July 1932 – from my personal collection
Yarn: Drops Loves You #9 – 103 Grey – Purple Sheep Yarns