Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Vintage for winter

The whole outfit in the top right corner!

As it´s getting colder it´s also time to think about your winter wardrobe. Staying warm isn´t to hard ("Look at me, I´m an onion!"), but staying warm in style is a tough challenge, I think. So here´s for you a little collection of winter clothing from the 30s to 50s. Fur, wool and knitwear are the things to keep you warm and glamourous, whether you prefer a sporty or a chic look. During the colder months hats seem to be essential. It´s the perfect season to start wearing them regularly without being stared at, so don´t hesitate to wear one!

What about you, are you looking forward to winter? Do you have a complete winter wardrobe or is it still missing something? Do you prefer sporty or chic?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I´m not lazy

...just terribly busy. Really! I can proof!

Can you believe it´s been one month since the dirndl picture load? Oh my. So many things have gotten in my way since then. The exhibition, the Frankfurt book fair (I got compliments on my hair but didn´t take a single picture, d´oh!), work, knitting, an annoying cold and a computer that crashed 3(!) times within one month. What the hell, computer? What´s wrong with you? Right now I have the basics set up once again and hope that I´ll go through November without another crash. I have to, because I´m scanning a bunch of winter outfit inspirations for you ladies (again) and I will not do that a 3rd time. Seriously...
But until I´m done with scanning here´s what I´m knitting at the moment:

The pattern comes from Constanze Strickmoden Nr. 3. I´m only making the hat because I have another scarf flying around that has to be finished and is made from the same yarn. And as I´m the slowest knitter in the whole universe I´ve already been working on this hat for weeks. I wish there was some sort of "ctrl+c, ctrl+v" for knitting...

That´s all, Folks!