New Vintage

What do you think of my new vintage top???

What era does it remind you of? 60s? 70s? 80s?  Check out the puffy sleeves!!!
 I really liked the look of it until I put it on...cos I'm FAT now... although I'm not surprised cos I've been a domestic goddess for a while now feeding the husband ... and myself... and sitting all the time!!! But like I said... ignore the bulging tummy....

hahha...well, here a better look of the top without my short neck!

I bought a flower hairclip the other. It can be doubled up as a brooch too so I added it to the ensemble, otherwise it would be rather plain.

BUT....

You ready????

This is the latest project, which incidentally had been going on for months, is made by........ Yours Truly's lovely hands!!!!!! hahah Yup, I knitted it according to the measurements in The Knitted Gifts Collection by Knits Magazine... hahha ... This is called Bee Stylish Honey.... hahah...I was dying to try out this project cos it looked really nice in the book. But because the project called for Mohair yarn which is expensive, I didn't want to spend that kind of money on something that might not turn out so I used cotten yarn instead. Was going to make a shrug last winter but changed my mind. It took me months because cos when I started this, my hand hurt , I got distracted by other projects and I used the wrong needles and had to rip one of the sleeves out,etc. It would be faster if I crochetted it but I couldn't crochet back then.

I'm supposed to add a waist tie with poms poms to it but I ran out of steam yesterday. Putting the whole thing together took me the whole afternoon cos I was distracted by Pride and Prejudice and sewing the top up and hiding all the yarn ends....NO fun! but it turned out better than I thought it would although there were bulges here and there! hahah I'm so proud of it. Not that it is good enough to wear out in public but stilllllll..... 


I KINTTED A TOP!!!!!

My one and only knitted top, mind you. Definitely will leave projects of this level to experts!

3 comments:

qahina said...

Hi Bea, its been a while since I visited ur blog and damn! Im impressed with your craft! Ur knitwork is just lovely - it's ok if u cant fit now- let it be a pushfactor to slim down and fit into that fab top (like I'm doing now to all my former clothes! ha ha)Take care and have a wonderful summer. :)

Bea said...

Thanx Aniq,... slimming down in UK? sigh... wish I could but there's sooooo much good food around me...it's impossible... hehe

SJB said...

Wah..ingat kan you beli hehehe very nice.

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