Monday, January 9, 2012

Sweater Love.


My parents, in particular my mother, are really good at estate sales. When I was younger we used to go every weekend in the summer for hours, until I got to a point when I was sick to the teeth of waking up and going. These days estate sales are different, and I often don't even bother with them.  Besides the fact that my days when sleeping in are scarce, and sleep usually outweighs anything else, it's getting harder to find the kinds of things that I want at estate sales. 

But a few weeks ago my parents hit estate sale heaven, and my mother brought home all kinds of treasures that I'll show off here little by little. One of them was this sweater. The woman who knitted it was certainly an artist, as evidenced by all her other work my mother scooped up, of textile.


If you've been around since last October, you know that I've been fixated on the aesthetic of Never Let Me Go, and my mother marveled at all the hand-knit sweaters the kids wear in the beginning of the movie, and knowing my inexplicable, tragic love for the movie and book, she knew this sweater fits right in. It's really quite amazing, with lovely little details at the shoulders and wrists which I'll have to photograph at some point. 

It's hands-down my favorite sweater of the year. It's the perfect subdued-blue color, a little shrunken, and warm. 

26 comments:

  1. I totally agree, it is the perfect sweater - colour, length, bulk, design. Lucky girl.

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  2. It looks lovely - perfect fit! One of my ambitions this year is to get good enough at knitting to make sweaters like this .. but for now I'm sticking to socks!

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  3. I love this outfit. The sweater is just beautiful and the pairing with that shirt is just perfection.

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  4. Gorgeous shade of blue, looks so cosy!

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  5. It's perfect! Now never put it in the wash! : )

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  6. That's so sweet of your mum to get it for you! I love the colour. Not looking overly forward to winter but it does have its compensations...

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  7. This outfit is lovely! And you're right, that sweater is nothing short of perfect. x

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  8. That cardigan really is lovely x

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  9. Beautiful color, kisses
    Rose jp

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  10. I love how it's just the right amount of shrunked-ness, beautiful:)

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  11. That sweater looks so cozy! Love it.

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  12. What a great find!

    I love that movie, and I haven't been able to find anyone else who has either seen it, or will watch it so I can talk to them about how much I love it! I really should read the book too, I suppose.

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  14. Such a perfect sweater. I KNOW. I love the clothes in that film, too. Have you seen HUGO? More beautiful dreamy film clothes.

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  15. that sweater looks so cozy and very English. :)

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  16. This reminds me of a cardigan that I have from cath Kidston but I bet it was a snip of the price I paid! Such a lovely dusky blue.

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  17. Oh it's so lovely and cuddly looking.

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  18. Great sweater. I'm a huge fan of chunky knits. It's been my obsession this fall/winter.

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  19. That sweater is fantastic.

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  20. Oh my, that is sweater perfection right there.

    Have you considered dressing like the Never Let Me Go hardcover for one of your dressing-as-a-book-cover posts?

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  21. what an amazing find on that sweater! So cool your mom loves going to estate sales! It looks so beautiful there.
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  22. The sweater is just beautiful and the pairing with that shirt is just perfection. And you're right, that sweater is nothing short of perfect.
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  23. Awesome Picture!!

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  25. That sweater is really cute. If there's a sweater like that for men I will probably wear it with my new men's dress shirts.

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