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Knitted Goodies

Posted on: 14 February 2009

My mom was digging around in her wardrobe looking for some old jumpers and unearthed some real knitted treasures which my sister and I coveted. My sister got most of it seeing as I had already been given the cardigan in the photo below, from my Grandma whilst I was in Hong Kong last Summer. I've been wearing as a coat, cinched at the waist with a belt.


I did however, get this lovely little knitted vest! My mom told me my grandma knitted it for her when my mom was pregnant with either me or Hailey. It's a shade of brown-pink and actually, compared to all the other knitted things, this one is in absolute pristine condition. It's like it's never been worn!
My sister, Hailey chose this cardi which unfortunately has a few holes in and so needs to be repaired. I tried it on too and it's super warm and it would definitely be a piece to wear instead of a coat. The craftsmanship is amazing.

The cable knit red cardigan (**sorry I meant Jumper!) was knitted for my Dad by my grandma. It's amazingly warm and my dad found it hilarious that we were wearing his old cast offs. He insisted I send some of these photos to my aunt in Hong Kong to show my grandma who I know, will be completely over the moon. The red cardigan I am wearing was the only one knitted by my Mom! It looks amazing against my blue dress. This was when I felt slightly gutted that my mom found these while my sister was back down from Liverpool visiting...otherwise I would have snapped up that bold red cardigan long before she had set her eyes on it. I will of course, be borrowing this and the other knitted goodies a lot!

I can't believe that my Grandma knitted all of these. They really are beautifully knitted and I really wish I could knit. Unfortunately my grandma's eyesight is not as good anymore so she has not knitted in years and years.

Have any of you bagged any hand knitted treasures off your grandmothers?

32 comments:

  1. dang i am jealous of her knittings skillz. those look sooo professional and the pattern is SO uniform which is so important in knits. i tried knitting but really didn't like it. =(

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  2. oh and i like the poster that says 'Libertines'.

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  3. Awww! Good job with your knitting skills! Love it!
    Anyways, happy Vday, girl! :D

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  4. Hi!
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    http://amigadamoda.blogspot.com

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  5. I love love love love LOVE grandma-made knits. My grandma knits lots, and I've recently taken it up. I hope she can teach me how to be as awesome as she is at this!

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  6. Hi there-you must send your grandma pictures, she will be delighted, soo gorgeous! I have my mums 50s dresses-she used to knit a lot for me when I was younger, but I haven't anything left now!

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  7. Hi Winnie - J'adore knitted things. Great post!

    xoxo: Janet

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  8. Hi, I' Iole thanks for stopping by.
    Hope to see you again.
    xo xo
    Iole

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  9. I took a knitted phone pouch from my grandma once! I am in love wit your red cardigan <3

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  10. so many knitted goods! they're all so gorgeous, loving the outfits with the long chunky knits as a coat! very stylish & cosy!
    xx

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  11. haha i can imagine that but thankfully, my hair doesn't look wiglike after dyeing. i think cuz it's so unevenly cut (i cut it that way on purpose)

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  12. What a special story about the red cardi!!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  13. Your grandmother is so talented! And the blue dress is really nice ^^.

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  14. Lucky!!!

    I nominated you for an award.

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  15. These cardigans look so cosy! Lovely colours too! I haven't managed to steal any knitted stuff but the fur coat in my most recent post was my great-grandma's which is quite exciting! That blue dress is nice and bright as well :) x

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  16. I love these big knits! So cozy and cute.

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  17. Wow, I am so jealous now! The pink one made of ur grandma is perfect!! its soo unfair!

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  18. They look to be so cozy... :)
    I like to wear (and to knit), too. ;)

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  19. ^
    I mean I like to wear knitted clothes... xD

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  20. What a fabulous haul! And even better that much of it was handknit by your fam.

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  21. I like the new layout (colour) of your blog! I wish i could knit, someday I am going to learn.

    B x

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  22. very cute vest! go mom :)

    great blog btw the way. I really enjoy it.

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  23. what a sweet post! reeeeally want a chunky knit cardigan now, and loving the new header too!

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  24. Oh wow, love that white one. Looks like an Aran style knit.

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  25. I haven't gotten any clothes from my grandmother! Perhaps I should work that angle...

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  26. oh, your look stunning! and i like the new design, so light!

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  27. I wish I could knit like that. Love the long cardis :)

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  28. wow you have so many cute cardigans!

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  29. i wish i was as good as this at knitting!
    and i love the red cardigan with the blue dress - where is that dress from?

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