Posts filed under ‘Knitting’

Paper doll envy

I would love one of these Kate Davies paper doll sweaters! I recently started following the Scottish knitwear designer’s blog, which I wholeheartedly recommend for anyone who likes knitting, pictures of the Scottish countryside, pretty things in general and stories from the heart. Her posts written from the point of view of her dog Bruce are always good for a laugh too!

Kate Davies paper doll sweater

Image courtesy of Three Bags Full knit shop.

July 3, 2013 at 9:12 am Leave a comment

Mid Century book bonanza

Yesterday I escaped the 35-degree heat with a few hours fossicking through the zillions of books at the Lifeline Bookfest at South Brisbane – the icy air was most welcome! It was a case of quality over quantity for me this time around… I found a second edition of John Fowles’ The Collector in very good nick and also a 1950 children’s book called The Monster Horse with this striking cover.

Mid Century books

At the bottom of a box of hideous 1980s sewing patterns (lots of giant shoulderpads – yick!) I found a 1960s knitting pattern that I’ll put away until I re-learn how to knit properly – I love the top half of the suit featured on the back. The best find of all was this 1960s textbook that’s all about the fabrics of the previous few decades – how to identify fabric types, how they’re made, how to best care for them and what to use to remove nasty stains. What a fantastic resource!

Mid Century books

January 20, 2013 at 8:46 am 1 comment

A little bit of glamour

The packages just keep arriving! I read about this book a while ago in Selvedge magazine and wanted it ever since. I’m going to stash it away for when I’m a more experienced knitter.

I think I’d feel like Grace Kelly in this one…

And this one’s very Audrey Hepburn.

By the way, thanks for the well wishes on the foot front. It turns out that sewing with my left foot is a cinch!

November 3, 2010 at 6:29 pm 1 comment


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