Thursday, 16 February 2012

Don't ya just love birthdays!?!

A week ago today I celebrated my 29th birthday and was spoilt with delightful stitching goodies from family, friends and colleagues alike. I thought I'd unashamedly show off share some of them with you, as I'm sure you'll appreciate them as much as I do.

Beginner crochet supplies, cute fabric and the perfect card.


A sweet coat pattern – after much deliberation and despite seeing many lovely versions of the Minoru jacket, I think The Abbey Coat is much more me!


A pretty snazzy Cath Kidston knitting bag.


The piece de resistance!


A Stitch in Time Vol.1 is filled with stunning vintage knitting patterns from 1920 – 1949, that have been adapted to fit our modern bodies and that have been knitted up in modern yarns. As you can see from my post-it filled copy above, it's absolutely thrilling. It's steeped in interesting historical information and the quite frankly, the photographs are pure unadulterated filth! Yep, you heard me! Call me a pervert, but I've already spent hours pouring over this book and I've got Vol. 2 well within my sights.

Anyway, because you're a special bunch, I thought I'd treat you to a sneaky peak of a few of my favourite patterns from this divine book! Remember, this is just a small collection from this gem-ridden treasure.







Have any of you knitted from this book? I'd love to know! Suzy's recently knitted a very chic cardigan from it, making me even more eager to get stuck in!

23 comments:

  1. Oooh I can see you in all of those jumpers! Divine! Happy birthday for a week ago - you young thing you :) xxx

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    1. Hehe...I'm dreading my next Birthday already!

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  2. What lovely gifts! Happy Birthday for last week!

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  3. Happy birthday! You got really amazing gifts! I added that knitting book to my Amazon wishlist.

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    1. Thanks Amy! It's awful, but I now want Vol.2!!!

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  4. Happy happy belated birthday! What a haul you got - especially that book, ahhh do want! :D

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  5. Happy birthday for last week! Looks like some great patterns in there - I've already fallen for the one with the stripes and side buttons and the one beneath it.

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  6. Happy belated birthday, you'll look amazing in any of these pullovers!

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  7. Happy birthday for last week. I can also see you wearing so many of those knitties! That books on my wishlist too, It's tummy! Not seen that lovely coat pattern before.

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    1. Thank you muchly! I stumbled across the coat pattern from a blog somewhere and fell in love! You can make it without the flounce too!

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  8. Happy Birthday! I have that book and have knitted up 3 sweaters from it, all of which I wear regularly, they are such fun to make :) If you like the book the author has just released Volume 2 which is, in my opinion, even better than the first one!

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    1. Oooh, I'd love to see them...please feel free to link to all three here!

      I can't even imagine Vol.2 being even better! I must buy it asap ;o)

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  9. Happy belated birthday! Those are some lovely prezzies, love the coat pattern and I've heard so many good things about the Stitch in Time books!

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  10. Wow, these are really pretty! And I love that coat pattern!

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  11. I really need to learn to knit because these photos from your book look brilliant! I can't wait to see this coat project happen because it looks fantastic.

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    1. Thanks Bri! I only started to learn to knit last October and I haven't looked back...it's seriously relaxing and addictive! As for the coat...not sure I'll be making it for this winter. I may make it in the summer though, so it's ready for winter 2012!

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  12. Oooh! Happy birthday! And, I can't wait to see that jacket made it. It's unbelievably cute!!

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  13. Happy birthday! That coat is amaaaazing, can't wait to see your version!

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  14. Droooool! That coat is the shiznit. And... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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  15. Happy belated birthday! That knitting book does look amazing. I am envious of those who have mastered knitting -- I have started a few times, and while the actual knitting seems to go okay, I just can't seem to get going. I haven't even learned the purl stitch yet, lol. Anyhow, I look forward to seeing your knitted creations!

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  16. Ah, that's Fleur from http://www.diaryofavintagegirl.com/ in some of those pictures! Funny how my blog-reading habits overlap :)

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    1. Oh wow, I had no idea! Thanks for sharing!

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