Fashion Knitting & Vintage Knitting Projects

I was taught to knit as a little girl but only started knitting seriously a couple of years ago. It’s such a great hobby as it is very portable (great for the tube) and something you can do in front of the TV or when you are feeling poorly. There are a huge number of great knitting patterns and yarns available enabling you to create beautiful one off garments that would otherwise be very difficult to find. Below is a log of my recent knitting endeavours and you can also find me on Ravelry (as auntiemimis), a great site for knitters.

These boots are(n’t) made for walking…

2 January 2016
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Happy new year everyone! I hope you all enjoyed seeing the new year in? We stayed at home and drank babycham and I was asleep before midnight! It was lovely! I’m writing this post sat in the hairdresser waiting for my colour to come off! Having a baby seems to have made me far more […]

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Mist and Mabel

20 December 2015
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Happy nearly Christmas everyone, hope you’re all feeling nice and festive! I have two makes to share with you today both of which I have been wearing quite a bit recently. Despite the unseasonably mild weather we have been having recently one of these is a woolly beanie hat I knitted a wihle ago from […]

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Jack-O-Lantern and the Pumpkin Patch

31 October 2015
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So, late October obviously means one thing… an obligatory trip to the pumpkin patch! And now that we have our very own little Jack-O-Lantern I thought I should knit him something special for the occasion I found a super pattern for this pumpkin hat on Etsy. It’s knitted in aran weight yarn but I managed […]

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Featherdown Sweater | Kim Hargreaves Asma

18 October 2014
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Despite having an almost continual chain of knitting projects on the go very few ever make it onto this blog for some reason. Co-incidentally the last one that did was also pale blush pink and fluffy, unfortunately that one had to be donated to charity as I knitted it from Angora yarn before knowing about the […]

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Peachy Keen

18 December 2012
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This is my latest completed knitting project: Nancy from the Finesse collection in Rowan knitting magazine 50 designed by Erika Knight. Finesse is described as a collection ‘inspired by the retro influences of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s…that heralds a return to feminine curves’. I love so many of the designs in this collection […]

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My (non) beaded knitted sweater

21 August 2012
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I LOVED the shape of this little raglan sleeve vintage knitted sweater from ‘Vintage knits’ by Sarah Dallas. The actual pattern is knitted in a 4 ply wool yarn and is beaded but I wanted to knit something summery and casual so I decided to make it up without the beads in some pretty pale […]

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