Knitting Ages Well!?

September 3rd, 2014

My husband has an amazing jacket that is knitted and lined in fleece, unfortunately i did not make this for him but i did buy it! this jacket is quite old now, a good few years and he has worn it most days, it was a bright vibrant jacket very stunning, green with rainbow striped arms a real eye catcher.

As time went on the jacket faded but we never noticed, it has not gone bubbly or snagged even though it has been trough so much – gardening, playing about with kids, it has really stood up to the strains of daily life, but the other day we were looking at it and hubby commented on how old it was looking.He was right it does look very different now to what it did when I bought it, but it does not look old or faded it just looks like it is pastel coloured rather than bright, it looks as if it is meant to be this colour, if you didn’t know how bright and vibrant it was, you would never know it has faded now! perfect!

a few months
a few months

faded but looking good
Now faded but looking good

Now you may wonder why I am rambling on about an old jacket…it brings me back to our trip to bath.

I remember seeing many pictures of the yarn bombing out side the  Kaffe Fassett exhibition, the lamps in particular….they were bright and colourful and so stunning against the green bank behind, when we went the knitting was (so I was told) a bit more faded, the sun and the rain had made the bright knits lighter in colour, BUT they were still so amazing and stunning and you would never know that they were faded at all!

Kaffe Fassett exhibition- bath American museum, yarn bomb bright colourful lamp post Rosie wilks Kaffe Fassett exhibition- bath American museum, yarn bomb bright colourful lamp post Rosie Kaffe Fassett exhibition- bath American museum, yarn bomb bright colourful lamp post Rosie wilkswilks

They were lovely bright colours and so pretty to look at, still super colourful, I can only imagine how amazing they were a few months ago because they were fantastic when we went!

The closer you got the more stunning the yarn was,

Kaffe Fassett exhibition- bath American museum, yarn bomb bright colourful lamp post Rosie wilks Kaffe Fassett exhibition- bath American museum, yarn bomb bright colourful lamp post Rosie wilks

Putting things outside really is great, they age well and still catch your eye after months outside, this idea of ageing items has given me some inspiration!

Another idea to add to my list of things to do…one day!

by Juniper Askew

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