Sir Henry last made an appearance in this blog post, and he was without a stand at that point. Now he is finished, sold, and to be despatched to a new home. Dear, dear Sir Henry. I've enjoyed his short stay in my studio, he fits there so well!
Fortunately, as the actual owner of the jumper in the picture above, I can get very attached to this item of clothing.
It cost me £8, and I know it's worth so much more than that, it should probably be in some museum. It's a genuine hand knitted jumper from the 1940's (I think that's the right decade, I'm sure I could pinpoint it if I found the pattern it was knitted from). And it's knitted with 3-ply wool, that's thinner yarn than 4-ply, and 4-ply is considered thin yarn to knit a jumper with.
I love this jumper so much. I love that is handknitted by someone from a far off time, and has been a prized possession, because it's in perfect condition, it's obviously been looked after with great care and love.
I love that I am the owner of it! I'm slightly in awe that I own it, is such a thing actually mine? I imagine that because I'm a knitter, it may have more value for me, I can see the work involved, and I fully accept that to some it might just be a jumper.
I don't know about you, but when I see films or dramas on the television, and there is 30's/40's/50/s knitwear making an appearance on the actors, I get very alert and excited, and start drooling slightly.
Now I feel like I own one of the jumpers that might appear on the screen!
The jumper on the right is one I knitted, a while ago. You can see my blog post about it here, where I tell you about the pattern and yarn, and you can see me wearing it.
What do you think of the Lupins? Aren't they fabulous. Unfortunately I can't lay claim to having grown them myself.
Remember I'm now going on to my new 'timetable' of blogging on a Tuesday and a Friday. So cheerio and see you next Tuesday. Have a wonderful weekend! Love Vanessa xxx