Saturday, May 23, 2009

Somethings Old and Somethings New

These great vintage books belonged to Annette.
Check out the can of Tab the guy is holding!


This is a great free pattern Lacy Stole from Lion Brand.



I'm just starting to get into lace and this pattern was very easy to follow.
It's made out of very soft Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK.


The stole calls for a 5 pattern repeat but I wanted to make a scarf so I only did two repeats. I also added a crochet trim because it just looked unfinshed.



My First Born gave me this great Araucania Ranco Solid blue yarn. Working with it is amazing and I still have a tons more left over. I see a matching scarf coming.

18 comments:

cici said...

Funny, at sit & knit this pass wednesday, we looked over some vintage knitting books that someone brought in. It's amazing that after 30 or 40 years you can still use these patterns. I am loving that lave pattern. I will have to give it a try.. Thanks♥

Cybèle said...

That scarf is beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous. You should write the pattern up.
I like the gloves too. They look very snuggly.

lara griffiths said...

i love your choice of the cashmerino dk for the stole and the color is fantastic.

Domie's Mom said...

Oh thanks for the stole pattern. Yours is beautiful!!

bev said...

Beautiful scarf. Will have to download that pattern for making gifts for las Hijas. (on the blog they are Primera and Segunda) When a friend of mine was cleaning her mom's house one summer, she came across 3 boxes of vintage books. Her mom told her to give them to me! They are in my attic right now. 1 of them dates back to the early 1900s. Such fun within those covers.

Michelle said...

OH your blue stole is lovely. I bet it's scrumptious around your neck!

Zel, The Grimm Witch said...

Came out so nice! Sonia will love it! And my book isn't in the pic:( The Rambling Rows book...and her name is on the back. Ilove the way you took the pic.

Abbey said...

Carmen, these are beautiful!! The scarf is gorgeous! What fun to get the vintage magazines, I love looking through old things!

Fran said...

The stole pattern is beautiful; you modified it with great success to make it a scarf.

JavaTwist said...

Tab?!? What ever happened to that stuff, anyway?

Breien in Lansingerland said...

I think the scarf you made is beautiful! And so are the gloves. LOL! You're comfortable for the winter...hehehe

Megan said...

You can never go wrong with a crochet trim, looks perfect! I love, love, love the color! Gorgeous.

And gotta love those vintage books, I know my mom has a bunch somewhere that I have yet to find.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Oh ! What beautiful items ! I actually have that Lion Brand pattern printed out and have yet to purchase a yarn to work it in. You have now inspired me. I love the gloves also. Very nice !

Sel and Poivre said...

Oh my that leaf lace is very lovely - I have a soft spot for leaves and you've done such a a beautiful job! The edging really finishes it nicely!

Hannah said...

That scarf is gorgeous! Very nice yarn

Amanda said...

Love the scarf - I hope that will be the first of many lace projects!

Laura said...

I was also bitten by the lace bug. Your scarf is lovely. Can't wait to see your next scarf to match your lovely gloves!

Jenny Leggings said...

OMG!!!! I love vintage knitting books I never tire of looking through them!!! and I love everything about the scarf the colour the pattern everything!!!!