Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sweaters and Spinach

Note: I just wanted to thank everyone for your kind words on my last post. After taking a few weeks for myself, I think I am ready to get back into my normal routine. So to start things off, here is an outfit post:

I've been catching up on a lot of little projects lately. A couple years ago I made the infamous "3-hour sweater". (I used the original instructions, not the modified version.) At the time my seaming skills were rather poor and after a few wears the sweater was tucked into the back of my closet. It then moved to my "repair pile" for another year. Finally, I unpicked the seams and did a proper job. And guess what? Now I LOVE this sweater! I'm just sad I didn't fix it sooner. 

I paired it with a me-made belt, 1930's style sunglasses, and my favourite beret. I was aiming for a casual 30's vibe. 

The garden harvest has also started. My spinach, mint, kale and basil are all ready for their first harvests. I've done successive planting so hopefully I should get food all summer (if the bunnies don't eat them first!). The basil has been turned into pesto, the mint is currently drying so it can be made into tea, the spinach has been eaten immediately, and of course the kale ended up in the best food ever: quiche! There are no words for how much I love quiche. It is the perfect food and great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Mmmm..... I make it entirely from scratch, including a wholewheat crust. 

Anyone else eating from their gardens this year? The season here is very late this year. Our black-raspberries are about a month behind. I want berries! Oh well, I will just have to wait for Mother Nature to catch up.

That's All.


  1. Ohhh that top is beautiful on you! Very 1930s, the whole look reminds me of Bonnie from Bonnie and Clyde.

    Also that quiche is making me hungry...mmmmm

    Great post :)

    Liz-Vintage Inn

  2. Lovely top, makes a great outfit. Your quiche looks yummy!

  3. Love the 1930's vibes from your outfit! And it must be so wonderful to be able to eat your own produce. I'd feel very proud - what you've shown looks great!

  4. nice outfit and yummy quiche

    retro rover

  5. Your sweater looks great! So much better than my attempt. Perhaps I will give it another go at some point.

  6. Fantastic outfit!!! Those shades of sky blue and dark grey look so sophisticated and gorgeous together.

    ♥ Jessica

  7. Your sweater looks fabulous, so glad you resurrected it. It's so sad when bad things happen to good knits. I've seen that pattern before and thought about making it. It may just go to the top of a very long list of things to knit. I'm just discovering your blog and really enjoying it. Thank you.

    Knitting in Pearls

  8. May I ask regarding your sweater did you follow the instructions as written or did you change the sizing? I only ask because I myself have attempted this sweater and was trying to modify its size and then gave up I really want to try and knit it again following the pattern exact and you have made me think it will work so thank you!!!

    1. It's been a while since I knit it, but I believe I just knit it as written in the pattern. There is a fair bit of stretch in it, so I didn't have any problems with fit.


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