Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Project: Autumn Knitting

I decided to start knitting for Winter in Autumn, as it has turned out Wintery weather has set in already with a vengeance. Well, at least I was prepared and it will be finished in time to still wear this Winter.

Here it is, my current knitting project:

It is a two piece knit suit with matching belt and scarf and lacy sleeves. I am knitting it with two strands of 100% Merino lace-weight yarn in Navy blue.

The top is coming along steadily.
Lace detail.
Can't wait for it to finished so I can wear it!

Pip Pip for now!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Seasonal Inspiration part 2

A couple more scans for inspiration, though this time its 1937 and its early Autumn for those of us who are in the southern hemisphere.

I'm planning ahead for winter knits! I will show you my current knitting project in my next post.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

After the Dust has Settled

Two weeks after Deco there was a picnic event at the splendid Duart House.
It was great to catch up with everyone again after recovering from the actual weekend.

Duart House in all its charm. I love how the cars and people in this photo could almost make it pass as authentic black and white from the time.

Me with Mum in her original 30s maternity frock. The way it works is just sooo clever!

A candid pic of everyone chatting on arrival.

Me with Howie and Hannah in the 'turret'.

A candid of Me, unsuspecting deep in conversation.

Group snap, all the usual incorrigible Deco fanatics =)

I wore a new to me buttery mid 30s rayon frock with tiny red, blue and brown hearts embroidered on the bodice, which I wore with a brooch to match made by yours truly. Unfortunately I didn't realise that the frock wasn't shadow proof until after I left the house, even more unfortunately the fact that the outline of my girdle could be seen was noticed =(
Definitely a must do project, make a few pairs of camiknickers and slips! 

Well Toodle Bim for now, will be back later with some 30s inspirational material! 

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Cocktails, Class and 'The Club'.

On Sunday after the Gatsby picnic, we had a short rest and freshen up. A quick change and then we were off to 'The Club' for 'Cheerio to Deco', the last event of a splendid week of activities.

Enjoying a Sherry with Vic and Mum.

Mum and Dad relaxing after dinner.

The last to leave crew.

 The usual suspects.

Cheers, to a splendid evening.