Thursday, 4 February 2016

Umbrella weather

pluie umbrella knitted cardigan interweave knits

Mother's superb knitting skills strike again!

I got a lovely surprise on Saturday when she presented me with this umbrella-themed cardigan.  How ridiculously cute is it?  It's not blocked yet (Mother never blocks anything so it's down to me to fix that curling button band) but I couldn't wait to wear it.  So this was Sunday's outfit!  

umbrella cardigan knitted red pluie interweave knits button denim skirt M&S brogues

knitted umbrella cardigan pluie interweave knits red

clarks burgundy lace up brogues shoes vintage style

The all-important centrepiece of the outfit was created from this pattern in an old issue of Interweave Knits, although it can be purchased online via the link.  The sleeves were lengthened to Elise-friendly proportions, my favourite feature of anything my mum makes for me.  I actually have to wear the cuffs rolled back on my black cable-knit cardigan, which is still a glorious novelty.

Other bits of my outfit include the best denim skirt ever and the most painful brogues ever - yup, I'm still wearing them.  They rubbed my feet again on Sunday after our long-ish walk along to the People's Palace and back into town, but I might give them just one more last chance...

I hope everyone's having a lovely week.  Any exciting plans?  We're off on a jaunt to Cardiff for a couple of days - the combo of cheap flights and hanging with Tam's cousin was too good to resist.  First holiday of the year!

cardigan - made by Mother
t-shirt - Long Tall Sally
skirt - M&S
brogues - Clarks


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