Sunday, May 10, 2009

Retro Rocks!

I just finished a little knitted jacket for a friend's grand-baby! It's done in some pretty cool retro colours, don't you think?! It now just needs buttons (instead of the pins I used to tack it closed!) and little Clara will have her new coat for chilly spring evenings! The yarn, Bambini, is a lovely merino wool by Wilfert's. The pattern is from Nørkleriet, in Copenhagen.

Speaking of "retro", check out this wall-paper we found behind some old panelling! Isn't it cool??!! It reminds me of some of the wonderful Westminster fabrics out on the market these days!!
Anyways, I just love redecorating and finding remnants of previous owners' handiwork!
It's so inspiring to see other people tastes, especially when they make me happy like this great
wall-paper does!!! ;o)

I'll sign off with a pic of our cherry tree's gorgeous blossoms from last week!
Aren't they beautiful?!


karenfae said...

mary Ann love the little sweater - the colors go so well together. Like the cherry blossoms also.
Karen on the road

Cyn ;-) said...

The little sweater is darling - lucky baby! Your knitting is so even and wonderful. Great colors, too.

May Britt said...

Have you started to plan your Gøteborg trip yet :) Just 1 1/2 week now and we'll be there

Quiltnbee said...

OH!!!!!!!!! Mary Ann!!! I LOVE,love, love the sweater!!! I wonder if I will ever be able to knit something like that...sigh...right now I am struggling wiht a "simple" project and it's driving me nuts...I love the wall paper, too! Yes, indeed, very retro...And the cherry blossoms...sublime...Thanks for your comment on my blog. I did have a very nice Mother's Day even though DD is in London at the moment. I spent a large part of the day with DS and DDIL, it was so much fun...and I talked to DD long distance from London this afternoon, too...I'm happy =-)

Mette said...

I love the jacket, Mary Ann. The retro wall paper is gorgeous.

Stephanie said...

Someone needs to make a fabric line out of that wallpaper! Awesome. Darling little jacket.