Saturday, April 20, 2013

Twinset knitting pattern

I went a bit crazy on ebay this month...
Over the last week I received quite a number of pattern magazines. While some of it will be sold on I figured that I could share a handful of patterns with you. So let´s start with a sweet green twinset, fitting for spring! The size mentioned is 42, that should be somewhere between 92-96 cm. And the model looks like she has a cold. Or a pollen allergy?

Enjoy! :)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Because everyone´s doing it!

I´m now on bloglovin. Because I have no idea what the whole Google Reader trouble is about. (I´m not exactly using the reader, I think.) So: Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Monday, April 1, 2013

Getrödelt, Gefunden, Gefreut: March

And again it´s the first of the month. I hope noone fooled you today? I nearly was when I read about a newly discovered species in Great Britain. But then one HAS to wonder how something like a rabbit sized mammal species should go unseen in a highly populated european area. Seriously. But they nearly got me. Anyway, here´s my favorite find of last month:

It´s spring-cleaning day, no need for make-up n stuff ;)
I found it in a thrift shop after the seller told me that "all clothing costs 1 €, except for coats and jackets." Now technically I would call this some sort of jacket. And even if not. It´s got real fur, a fur brooch and it´s obviously not something off the rack from 10 years ago. And it was in the not-so-messy area of the shop. So I didn´t expect to get it for the mentioned Euro. But, dear reader you might have guessed it already, I did. I tried not to grin to much when I payed. I love me some black velvet, oh yeah!
I´m still ambivalent about the fur detail (on the other hand I love the look of vintage fur and don´t mind other people wearing it at all) so maybe I´ll remove it at some point to see how it looks without. But the biggest challenge is the dating. My first thought was late 40s because of the shoulder area and the seams, but the buttons irritate me. (Not to mention that mink doesn´t seem to be the usual thing for post-war Germany.) So maybe someone can proof me right or wrong based on the detail pictures? Maybe the fur was added later?

small shoulder pads

Also, check out the other Trödlers :)