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.