Well Hello There!
Today I will be sharing my project entries for the 'Knir For Victory!' knit along, hosted by the ever so talented, Tasha; of By Gum, By Golly fame. :)
I've not been too great at keeping up with the blogs, including my own, so I didn't find out about the knit along until a week after the start date. Actually, I found out after quickly logging in and seeing Lucy's blog post pop up in my blog feed!
As luck would have it, last week I started a new knitting project, and it just so happens to be a wartime knit too! Cue my first entry....
It's a very pretty lacy blouse is it not?! The pattern called for Star Sylko cotton, no.5 (I think) or 2 ply wool- so I chose a really fine cotton in a pretty lilac colour from my charity shop stash. I actually started this last Sunday and I must say, I'm really pleased with the results so far. I'm hoping to have this finished for Christmas, but I'm pretty sure that the making up will be fiddly, so who knows if it will be finished by my deadline!
My second project is this dashing little Cape. Although not a pattern form the 1940's, it comes pretty close for being in a December, 1939 issue. I'm pretty sure any lady contemplating this pattern at the time would have been wishing for a speedy Victory! Kind of sad to think that they would have to wait over five and a half more years for it to become a reality.
(I'm hoping this project won't take that long!)
Oh and luckily I had a stash of Astrakhan wool, which also looks to be enough for the project!
And lastly, here's a simple knit form the unfinished pile! I'm adding this one in because I'm sure it would have stayed unfinished for many more months to come if I didn't inflict a deadline on myself! So far, I have completed two out of the five pieces (a sleeve and a front). To be honest, I really want to finish project to see how much leftover wool I have for a future Crochet project that I have lined up.... obviously I want the the jumper too but, at this moment in time, a stripy crocheted pullover is more appealing!
As you can see my chosen projects are quick and simple. I haven't chosen anything fancy because I get so stressed around this time of the year as it is, and I certainly don't want to complicate things any further with fiddly stitches. I have pledged that this Christmas will be a stress free Christmas (Ha! Is that possible?), and I'm sure these projects will see me through the coming weeks with a smile on my face, and not the usual tense shoulders and furrowed brow!
I'll be back with regular updates, so wish me luck!
Oh and has anyone else joined the Knit For Victory knit along?
Right, I'm off to knit and watch White Christmas... I know, I know, it's too early! :p