I have come across a few really interesting links this past week or so.
The BBC Racio 4 programme, Open Country had a very good programme investigating Fair Isle knitting. It is especially worth listening to on the iplayer to hear them discuss the value and worth of knitting both in reference to Shetland’s economy and in general. Open Country
I’ve been thinking a lot this past week about how to create a look for Vintage at Goodwood which is coming up this weekend. I’m going to try and work with what I have in my wardrobe already, and as nothing is just right, I will be getting out my sewing machine to do some alterations. I came across two really good blogs whilst doing a bit of research on the matter.
The first, New Dress a Day was brought to my attention by @dr_amyjaneb on Twitter. This blog is one woman’s quest to refashion herself clothes from one charity shop dress each day for a whole year, on a budget of $365. It’s quite simply, inspiring.
The second, Wardrobe Refashion, which I found via JustcallmeRuby‘s blogroll, does exactly what it says on the tin. Take a look: you’ll get plenty of ideas and inspiration for refashioning your own clothes.
I’ve also cast on five (yep) new knitting projects this past week. I won’t bore you with all of those, but this one is my favourite so far: Busker from knitonthenet. They’re fingerless mitts for Giles to use in the winter on photography shoots. They’re designed to have more room at the fingers than ordinary fingerless gloves so will be perfect for holding a camera.
Well, I’m off to think up more ideas for vintage look dresses now. Catch you later!