Monday, October 24

I finished it!



Back in August I wrote a post about my return to knitting after a lengthy break away, making this waistcoat from a vintage pattern . . .

I'm really proud of myself this evening because after a few hiccups and a fair amount of unpicking (the left side ended up 2" longer than the right because I'd miscounted stitches and my first attempt at buttonholes was awful) I actually finished it, and it fits perfectly!!

And my next project. . .a cute little trilby style hat and matching scarf in tweedy grey boucle.

Thankyou for all your helpful hints and encouragement- there's no stopping me now!



23 comments:

Sherri B. said...

Oh my, isn't that impressive, nice job!! Looks like there is no stopping you now, have fun! xo

melbatoast68 said...

Love that! Bet it's nice and warm. The hat is sooo cute! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Janet said...

Well done you-I tried knitting a pink mohair waistcoat once -I un picked it that many times it was filthy when finally my mother finished it off for me !

Alix said...

That is great and you're sure to appreciate its warmth very soon! I've recently started knitting again after a break of many years - so far I've only made baby things, but I was looking for a waistcoat pattern last week to make something for myself once more. Hope mine turns out as well as yours!
x

Annie said...

Well done you ! I wouldn't know where to start. Can't wait to see the hat when it's finished.
Ann x

OhSoVintage said...

Wow, well done you and I like the look of the hat too. I used to do a lot of knitting but haven't done any for years.
Ruth xx

Fading Grace said...

That is so you!! I love it, it will look lovely on you, I can picture it now,and as for the hat, well that is perfect.....I look forward to photo's of the whole ensemble xx

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Oh very chic! I am still knitting for little ones, my own sweater started to take with me to Northumberland only grows by about 2" a week. At this rate you will have a new wardrobe full by the time I finish it!!

My Spotty Pony said...

Give yourself a big pat on the back... great job! I love the shape of the waistcoat and the buttons are lovely. I am looking forward to seeing the hat and scarf now :)
Hope all is well with you xx

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Ah, so that answers my question! Looks fab. Can't wait to see the hat'n'scarf!
Sx

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

PS - just looked at your eBay 1960s knickers. Have been transported back to teenage years. I had a pair of red ones and a pair of blue. They were 'all the rage' for a while. Had, thankfully, forgotten about them, so it was quite a shock to be reminded!!!!x

polkadotpeticoat said...

looks amazing.....so proud of you!!!

helen tilston said...

Your knitted vest look great. Congratulations. I smiled when I read you had a difference in the lengths of the fronts. It is easy to not pay attention when knitting and there is always ripping!! ha ha
My husband always seems to be in the room when I am ripping...how is that?

Helen

Hesta Nesta said...

Well done Miss Bunny, love the waist coat...wish I could knit but mine always ends up with big holes in it! Thank you for the lovely poem you sent me, I have forwarded it onto my Mum. Have a great week and keep knitting.
Love
Jo xx

millefeuilles said...

Congratulations! Isn't it amazing how fast one can go from 'well that's finally done - phew!' to 'right, what's next?'

Have a great week.

haizi daizi said...

Fab waistcoat and perfect for winter, I love the wool and the style. Well done for getting it finished. You have inspired me to try and finish some of my outstanding crochet and sewing. Looking forward to seeing more ~ happy knitting! Haizi x

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Well done it looks great.

When the children were ittle and money was tight I knitted everyone jumpers for Christmas, that was some going - I have not picked up a pair of knitting needles since......

Jill said...

How brilliant to knit from one of those lovely vintage patterns, it looks great. My mother is a brilliant knitter and when she moved she threw all her old patterns away (I was gutted!!) and to late to save them.
enjoy the new project
Jillx

Sylvia said...

You did a great job, Elaine !
I used to knit a lot, I really enjoyed it.
Success with your new project :-)
Nice evening,
Sylvia

Pomona said...

I think you should also knit yourself a couple of vests and a hottie cover - the winter chills are on their way!

Pomona x

Mimi and Tilly said...

I'm so impressed, it's lovely! I really love the style and shape. It must be very satisfying when people say "I love your waistcoat" to be able to respond "I made this sucker myself!!" I can't wait to see your trilby and scarf. I love vintage knitting patterns and vintage hats. A combination of the two is a wonderful thing indeed. Really. Em xx

Kim said...

very smart looking! are you keeping it for yourself?
I am having Kitton withdrawal. I need a shot of Kit!

The Vintage Bazaar said...

That is gorgeous! Well done, I have never had the patience (or skill) for knitting or sewing! Lizzie x

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