Wednesday, 10 December 2008

The knitty gritty

Wotcher all!

I have a few new pictures to share with you, all with a similar theme ... knitwear! The knitting pattern book, A Stitch In Time, which I have mentioned several times before, is finally on the shelves, just in time for Christmas. You can buy it direct from Knit On The Net or from Amazon, and it would make the perfect gift for someone vintage obsessed, who can knit ... unlike me. Drat!

However, the pictures inside are fantastic (though I would say that, of course!). Here are a few of yours truly.

All images courtesy of Arbour House Publishing, copyright 2008.

I also received the first two images from my Rhythm Riot shoot for Rocket Originals. The shoes and the jumper are by Rocket and the trousers by my lovely friend Shona van Beers, who will have a site up in the new year, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

In non-modelling related news, I went to a fabulous party on Saturday night. The theme (and dress-code) was the decadence of the Weimar Republic, and I went on the hunt for an early 30s style frock to wear. I found the perfect one (or two in fact) in Warehouse, of all places. Not only was it a perfect 30s style, and pure silk, but it was actually floor length on me. So much so that I managed to rip the hem by standing on it, idiot! However, it was half price in their super credit crunch sale, so I'm not too annoyed (plus it is probably fixable).
Here's a picture of me winning a set of repro vintage luggage tags in the raffle.

Hope you are all enjoying the party season!
Pip pip!



  1. Love your style!

  2. my favourite jumpers are the 3 with bows on, especially the second photo down, it's adorable!!!
    i love how you can take a high street dress and make it look glamorous and vintage! x

  3. I'm getting this book for Christmas, and am counting the days... these pictures are a total tease for me, but lovely to see on a Wednesday afternoon. You look great - you were born to wear those jumpers, I think!

  4. i whish i could knit. i loooove the green sweater! and you look lovely in every pic!

  5. Never fail not to impress. Loving those Rocket images very much.

  6. you look stunning in all of them, also the 2nd jumper with the bows is so adorable

  7. I want I want I want. Those sweaters are stunning. STUNNING. And the photos are gorgeous, too!

  8. That baby blue color is so pretty on you.

    Looks like you had a blast at the party! Good find on the dress.

  9. Those knitted sweaters are so cute! I really wish I was good at knitting so I could make one.

  10. ooo those knitted sweaters are just brilliant, I love the 2nd and the 5th one. & your floor length '30s gown is incredible, I truly hope it is fixable!

  11. Oh, such lovely photos! I love the first two in particular. The party looks like so much fun, I'd love to go to retro themed evenings too...

    Take care!

    Mademoiselle M.


  12. You inspired me to by some knits, i have a baby blue one on its way and i'll post it as soon as i get it :) And i also got some of the coolest high waisted slacks in avocado green, as soon as i saw them they reminded me of you, i posted them a few posts ago if you want to check them out :)

  13. i love your green dress!

    great post :)


  14. Oh, my gosh – I don't know which jumper is my favourite! You look beautiful.
    I can knit, say, a straight forward scarf, so I think these patterns will be just a little beyond me. Hopefully someone more skillful will make them and sell the finished product!

  15. beautiful sweaters! I would like to have them all!

  16. oh wow, I ADORE your style. You are very authentic!

  17. You take it seriously this way of life!
    I love your blog ...

    Bay, bay..,

  18. You are all too kind! Fingers crossed I can get to grips with knitting and make these sweaters mine! :D

  19. the knitted sweaters are so beautiful!! I adore the second!! waauhhh!

  20. Love your blog!!!

    And oh, the decadence of the Weimar Republic...what a great theme!!!!

  21. Hello, beautiful lady!

    Just wanted to stop by and say Merry Christmas, as I won't be on the internet so much for the next couple of days (I think). Hope you have a lovely day! It has been great getting to know you through your blog. :)

    Lots of love

    Andrea xxx

  22. If you can find someone to knit those sweaters for us, you should get a commission! I want them all NOW! I can't knit, but I would certainly pay the right person to make me all of these. Well done on an amazing year. You have progressed in strides and look so much happier and radiant for it.
    Happy New Year!

  23. I wish I could make my hair obey like yours - its so elegant. I'd love to trade links! My blog is I'll put a link to this site up soon - I might even do a post about your hair, if you don't mind... hehe! =)


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