Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Vintage Hues


I have finally finished my cardigan! It has been sitting in my stash for the last few years. I bought the yarn at Spotlight on sale for $3 a ball - I bought 10 balls. This yarn is discontinued now. Not bad - a knitted cardigan for under $30.

I love these colours - the orange isn't so bright in real life; it looks very bright on the monitor.
I found this broach by Dick & Dora at an up-market dress shop here in the upper mountains. It is a wooden leaf. Usually my clothes shopping is done in the opps shops or the car boot markets but I like to have a sticky-beak in these shops. I'd been looking at this broach for the last few weeks in the shop window - I was really drawn to it. Funny how we get drawn to things. Dick & Dora have a web site and they are also on Etsy. They are from Tasmania. I like buying things from Australian Artists.


Finally finished one of my many UFOs.... The wool is Vintage Hues By Cleckheaton.
The pattern is also from Cleckheaton - New Vintage Hues (952), design #1: Cardigan, edge to edge with set-in sleeves.

22 comments:

SeaStar said...

Looks great, I love the brooch it goes perfectly!

Ren said...

This suits you a treat!

Ariad said...

That's beautiful. I'd love to be able to knit well. That brooch is perfect.

Bianca said...

I LOVE the vintage hues wool. My bag on my space today is made with the same wool in a different colour blend. It is beautiful (and it felts a treat) I turned down buying a bag of the orange because i thought it was a bit "ORANGE" but it knits up sooo beautifully -as does the green and pinks. I am kicking myself now as your cardi is gorgeous!

xB

Cords said...

So beautiful, I love the colours! The brooch is perfect, sometimes its nice to have a little splurge on something special.

Sue said...

It looks wonderful. I remember Vintage Hues and they had some lovely colors. I am sure I knit my auntie a hat out of the aqua colorway a few years ago now. I really like the color you used, it reminds me of autumn.

Kel said...

Beautiful. Definitely your colours! The brooch matches it really well doesn't it?

faeryfay said...

I adore the cardi! Great colours!

Mette alias mettuska said...

It looks really nice! I´m knitting also a bit same kind of jacket. Happy belated Birthday for Katie!

Leanne said...

Beautiful beautiful!! and love the brooch.

Kat said...

if I could only knit....you did a fabuoous job. the colors are great and the brooch is just right for the tone it creates. Looks very nice on you!

Blessings,
Kat
forloveofmyoceans.blogspot.com

mountainwildlife said...

Fabulous! You clever thing.

The brooch is a beautiful focal point and draws it all together (literally!) Sometimes you just have to get something thats not from an op shop!

karisma said...

It is gorgeous just like you! I love the picture in the tree! :-) Hugs and smoochies xooxx

Kat said...

Good morning Anne, I have an award for you over at my blog. I always love seeing the beauty you creat here and wanted to find a small way to shoe my appreciation. You deserve it!

Blessings,
kat
forloveofmyoceans.blogspot.com

LOL Squared said...

Wow this is really beautiful......
Well done, see you hopefully on Monday cooking.......

LOL Squared said...

Wow this is really beautiful, well done.......
Hopefully see you on Monday.....

LOL Squared said...

This is stunning, well done......

Redbeet Mama said...

Lovely...I also like the way you photograph yourself - I might have to get my tripod out.

Namaste, Nicole

Redbeet Mama said...

Lovely...I also like the way you photograph yourself - I might have to get my tripod out.

Namaste, Nicole

Appleshoe said...

This is lovely. I love Autumn reds and oranges and the broach goes together so beautifully. Take care.

The Blackwood Cottage said...

I love those colors and I'm so glad they will be out and about this fall!! Beautiful.
machelle

nocton4 said...

this is stunning,what great colour x