V is for Vintage
We couldn't find a photo of my grandmother knitting, but here she is busy sewing. I adored my grandmother and I do feel a bit sad that she died before we could share knitting or sewing together, but at least I can crochet with my mother and aunt which we try to do at their cabin.
Here is my mother crocheting in her
nurses uniform when she did nightshifts
I think before I was born. But I know she
and my aunt did a lot of sewing too so
I come from a crafty family and those
that did not work with yarn worked
with wood or metal and things like
So there is no wonder I love all hand-crafting.
Here is a "kofte" jacket which is all the style at the moment in Norway, everyone is knitting one, but they are very warm and classic and I can remember my grandmother wearing this so it has been quite durable. My mother is pretty sure my grandmother knited this, but we do know she knitted the red sweater below that my mother wore when she was twelve-ish so that sweater has lived for quite some time.
And then there is the scarf in a mermaid pattern according to my mother which my grandmother knitted to my mother, I love the pattern, it is the same pattern my doll got her dress in that my grandmother knitted for me when I was a kid, that doll is in the attic so we didn't have time to find her and show off, but I thought that dress was the most beautiful dress ever when I was a child and I still cherish it. I hope to be able to knit something like that one day.
I think clothes that are more than 25 years old and up to almost 50 years old surely must count as vintage?
When is something vintage and do you own any vintage heirlooms?