Knit for Victory!

When I heard about the Knit for Victory challenge presented by Tasha of By Gum, By Golly, I was stoked and new I'd be participating in this go-round!

To find all of the information about rules, ideas, etc., you can go to the link above.  Also, to see all of Tasha's "Knit for Victory" posts, click on the "Knit for Victory" picture on the sidebar. It started November 4th and runs until January 31st, so I should be able to get one or two things done!

What am I working on, you ask?

Well, I have this 1940s Sunglo 57 "On Duty" cardigan I'm currently working on (the bottom one):

... in this lovely pink yarn...

I originally wanted a forest green, but the store didn't have that color in the yarn size I needed.  So I've settled for a pale pink, and hopefully when the pattern works out and I become a lightning-fast knitter, I'll make a forest green one!

I bought the pattern from Granny's PDF Patterns, a lovely Etsy shop.  There are lots of great options and fabulous prices!  The ladies running the shop were also super helpful in answering my questions, since I'm not a very experienced vintage knitter yet.  Not an experienced knitter, period, that is!

I happen to also have some gray yarn left over from a project, so I may also be knitting some very-needed mittens.  It was frigid today and I realized I don't have any warm hand protection.  So..... that may also be in the Knit for Victory project list, if I can find a quick vintage pattern I like.

Also, I joined Flickr specifically for this challenge.  I have no idea how to do much of anything on it yet (besides having uploaded one photo, woohoo!), so bear with me as I figure out what the heck I'm doing!

Have any of you joined in the knitting extravaganza, or would you like to?


  1. I joined Flikr especially for this as well! I'm knitting a 40s style cardigan in a sort of tweed brown coloured wool but i haven't got around to uploading any photos as yet. I've given up with my 3hr sweater for the time being as I can't seem to get the sleeves right, but the brown cardigan is going well so far.

    Good luck with your project as well!

    1. Dang, I hate it when I just can't quite figure something out! Your new cardigan project sounds great though, and I can't wait to see it! I'm sure it's going to be a great wardrobe staple.

  2. So excited for this! I won't get to start knitting till after Thanksgiving but I'm pumped to knit all sorts of small winter projects!

  3. That is such a beautiful colour - in fact, it's actual my favourite colour in the world. I just love the classic sweetness and sense of romance that dusty rose imparts to anything. Can't wait to see your wonderful 40s cardigan in it.

    ♥ Jessica