Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Happy Cardigan











Cardigan - Hand knitted by my Grandmother
Dress - Hand made by me
Belt - Used to belong to my mum
Tights - Topshop
Necklace - Gift

~ Listening to - I feel electric - Rubies/Feist ~

Autumn is passing me by at lightning speed, and it doesn't help that every shop is full of Christmas things. I refuse to think about Christmas until after my birthday, which is coming up soon. Which brings me to this cardigan, which I love so much. It is so warm and the colours are so lovely together, but the best thing is that it was handmade just for me by my super talented grandmother. She has been knitting me hats, gloves and scarves for years but this is the first garment I have had since I was a child. My grandmother showed me a picture in Stella magazine some months ago of an angora cardigan in tones of blue and said how she liked it, and I agreed. And now here is my very own version, it even has those leather buttons I like so much. My sister received one as well, in shades of yellow and blue. I thought I would wear it with this red dress that I made last year. I don't wear it very often because I made the sleeves a quite odd length, but I like the texture. The necklace was a birthday gift two years ago, the clasp needed fixing, but now it's done I wear it a lot. It was meant to be a key ring originally and i like the weight of it. I now have some birthday outfits to plan and a little adventure to pack for.

11 comments:

  1. I love your cardigan, your grandmother is indeed very talented!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  2. I love love love the autumnal colors!!!

    sending you happy spells
    hope to hear from you..x
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  3. Love your outfit.
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  4. your grandmother is one tallented lady! I love that she put the leather buttons on there too. xx

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  5. awesome cardigan. it's very unique and beautiful. you dressed it up so well.

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  6. LOVE vintage! You have such a sweet blog! Following you!

    Romiya Fashion Inspiration Blog

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  7. Love the cardi! I'm trying to get my mum to knit me one for xmas, although im not sure if there is enough time left now! x

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  8. love the cardigan, my nan only knits baby clothes :P x

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  9. cute cardigan! i love knits!


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  10. Ohh, I love love love the cardigan - what a beauty! <3 The necklace is gorgeous too!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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