Sunday, September 3, 2017

Almost Autumn

Hello everyone! Long time no see. Last month was not the best health month for me and I haven't been around the ol' interwebs as much as normal. Just the last couple days have been a bit better energy-wise, so I'm enjoying it while I can. My best friend's wedding is coming up soon and I'm certain I will absolutely shattered after that! 

I just passed my final driving test and am now a fully licensed driver! (Ontario has a graduated license system meaning you have to take a written test plus two different driving tests over a few years before you are fully licensed. I've technically been able to drive for many years, just not alone on some of the major highways). To celebrate, my parents took me to Cobourg. It was a lovely afternoon of driving in the beautiful countryside and sipping lattes in a quirky independent coffee shop. 

I haven't dressed up in ages. When I'm not feeling well, dressing up is just too much effort and thus doesn't happen. But I don't feel like myself in normal clothes, so I took the opportunity today to put on something vintage-inspired. I wore my me-made grey-wool skirt, hand-knitted 3-hour sweater plus a matching hat from a 1930's pattern, and a necklace/earring set I made a few years ago. I also brought along a shawl (which you can see off to the side in the photos) as it was a touch cool out when we left.  





I am so happy autumn is soon arriving. Bring on the wool and knitwear!!!!! I've just cast on yet another 3-hour sweater (this makes #5), because I may have gone to the yarn store after passing my test and may have been overwhelmed by the yarn fumes and may have succumb to buying even more yarn... Celebratory yarn purchases are hard to resist! Even though I have zero need for more yarn, I bought enough for 2 more 3-hour sweaters. One will be in autumnal shades of brown and copper, with the other one in wintery shades of blue, grey, and silver. Did I mention I already have several other projects on the needles that I have yet to finish? I think I may have a problem. (The problem is not enough time and not enough yarn, obviously­čśë)

I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend!

That's All. 

11 comments:

  1. Hi. What is a 3 hour sweater? It sounds interesting.

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    1. The 3-hour sweater is a 1930's knitting pattern for a super quick knit sweater. I don't know of anyone ever actually being able to complete it in only three hours, but it does work up incredibly fast for a sweater. Here is a link to a copy of the pattern if you are interested http://thevintagepatternfiles.blogspot.ca/2012/11/1930s-knitting-3-hour-sweater.html

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  2. You don't owe it to other people to dress up - take care of yourself, and dress up when you feel like it :-) Though it is great to see you looking so good. I always think knitwear is a good 'comfort vintage' option.

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    1. I love "comfort vintage" so much. Fancy dresses are fabulous but I get so much more wear out of my comfy clothing than my fancy things :)

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  3. Kate, you look absolutely radiant, I thought I was looking at photos from a vintage magazine. Such style you have with every outfit you choose. Congrats for passing your full driving license test.

    Regards, Pamela

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    1. Thanks! Although I'm pretty sure that radiance was just really good lighting ;)

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  4. Congratulations on your driving license. I love that outfit you are wearing. Stay well. God Bless.
    Marilyn

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  5. Your jumper looks great in this outfit. I look forward to seeing the next ones that you make. Hope you are continuing to feel better.

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    1. Thanks! The next one is almost done and it looks really good so far :)

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  6. You look so pretty in that last photo, lovely hat on you! Congratulations on passing your driving test - enjoy the freedom it will bring x

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