Spring stuff

I know it doesn’t look like much yet but I am excited about my little garden spot Jerry dug for me this past weekend.

A few tomato, peppers, and herbs

We put in a tomato, a red bell pepper and a jalapeño pepper. Also some of the herbs I use most often in the kitchen; parsley, thyme, oregano, basil, and lemon balm.

An update on my knitting; I have completed both sleeves on the Wonderful Wallaby. I haven’t cast on for the body yet since I began work on one of my design ideas. More on that in a moment.

Now more on my new project. I have in mind to do maybe a series of designs, mainly baby and children’s stuff based on vintage designs. I want them to look like vintage, think WWII era, but with updated pattern directions and possibly construction. Usually older patterns are knit in pieces and sewn. I do like working that way and there are good reasons to do so, but for baby stuff seamless can make sense. Still not decided on that aspect so we’ll see.

So here’s the first swatch for a little cardigan. See the slip stitch diamonds? There will be two above those and one on the top. Then there will be some embroidery probably inside the diamonds. I am thinking lazy daisies but will try a few ideas out. The colors in the bowl are some scraps I will experiment with.

I have charted out the slip stitch diamonds after I knit this and will be testing that as I continue the swatch. I knit what you see without aid of my chart since I needed it knit in order to work out the chart. I should have some more to show pretty soon. 😍

6 thoughts on “Spring stuff

  1. I love the idea of reworking vintage patterns for modern knitters. I have a soft spot for embroidery on knits.

    1. Thanks. I have done a few patterns already that were classic and simple and they have been well received, so I hope these will be as well.
      I used to do embroidery a lot, especially when I was a girl and always enjoyed it. I am looking forward to playing with it again. 🙂

      1. I did as well. I have not done any on knits, though.

      2. Same here. I don’t recall doing any on knitting either 🤔. I found a few videos on YouTube that inspired me though.

  2. gorgeous! I have a pattern that was my mom’s – from the Red Cross – for sweaters – that was apparently given out during WWII. Love the old stuff, I also have a ton of books that were hers!

    1. Thank you 😊.

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