Thursday, November 3, 2011

Winter knits

I knit this sweater 20 years ago. I can't believe myself how ancient that sounds and I still remember knitting it - just as if I did that yesterday. This sweater still resides in my wardrobe. I wear it but not that often, yet I don't have the heart to give it away. I made it with a huge help from a friend of my grandmother's who was masterful in deciphering knitting patterns. This one came from the Italian magazine "Rakam". At first I was intimidated by the intricate pattern which turned out to be quite easy once you got the hang of it.

These two were also considered, but they dropped off because both showed off too much cleavage for my taste. (Disclaimer: Although I may sound as a puritan to you - I am not :)

9 comments:

Michele Pacey said...

it's still beautiful today Maya. jeepers time flies... 20 years seems like nothing!

Vanessa said...

Hi, Maya

I just love this sweater your made over 20 years ago. Its so beautiful. By the way, I pass an award to you. Click here:

http://homesweetbutterfly.blogspot.com/2011/11/tell-me-about-yourself-award.html

Have a great week.

Vanessa

Erin said...

20 years?! It looks like it was just finished! It's definitely a timeless beauty.

BumbleBri said...

This is amazing! I can't believe you MADE this and TWENTY years ago at that!!! It's totally stylish even today and a true testimony to your talent!

Vanessa said...

HI, Maya

I just finishing uploading the post about the award, so stop by so you can copy and paste.

Thank you for your kinds words earlier.

Vanessa

by night said...

it is beautiful! hard to believe you made it so long ago. It is a totally timeless pattern! and it is so beautifully made! I see now I still have a lot to learn about knitting ;)
PS: that color looks gorgeous on you!

Ira said...

You can still easily wear that sweater in that particular colour Maya, I know I definitely would! It's all the rage again right now, knitting, so might as well wear it again ;-) By the way: I do love that yellow sweater, too, ok, it does show too much cleavage, but those flowers are to die for! Hugs, Ira

Emer said...

I agree with all of the above. I love the colour and the pattern. You could so wear that jumper still.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

20 years ago !! timeless piece Maya, absolutely gorgeous.
psst I've been quiet re blogging because I am learning to knit and working through a small project.