Thursday, October 29, 2015

granny square...


On the TV show's technical survey which is, as it sounds, the outing where all the heads of departments confer on the logistics of shooting, M. met a young Dutch woman in the most beautiful coat patterned in a granny square print. He spoke with her about how much I love textiles but didn't ask to take a photo of it because he didn't want to seem creepy. Well it was meant to be because a couple of days later, he saw the same girl. This is an extraordinary coincidence as they were in a different part of a city of millions. This time he got an image but sadly not her name. Thank you lovely visitor from Holland!

Below is an actual crocheted granny square coat made by this talented person inspired by this one. Playing with the colours would be so much fun. It is tempting to learn how to crochet. Perhaps a Sophie Digard scarf is a better idea and would be more flattering on someone rounder and less vertically enhanced. In any case, the look is Boho at its most fun. Granny square clothing... Yeah or No Way?! Thoughts?


14 comments:

  1. Wow! I sure love that red sweater, but I'd be more inclined to wear the scarf. Great raincoat from Holland!

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    1. Yes- the Digard scarves are definitely more subtle. She plays with colour beautifully!

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  2. I'm with Nifty - love that red one but both are fabulous! Great raincoat - I'd rock that with my red books and bubble umbrella. ha ha

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    1. My new mission is to source where that coat comes from. Red boots would totally work:)

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  3. If I wore a quilted garment or a granny square coat my daughter would disown me. The scarf on the other hand is lovely and I think she would wear it herself!

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    1. What if the colours in the garment were very muted and nuanced like the scarf? I'd disown myself in a crocheted miniskirt but a subdued sweater? :)

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  4. I love all of these!! That coat is awesome and love the red cardi. I bought a long crochet dress the other day with granny squares at the sides. And I have granny square fabric that I'm planning to make a skirt with one day. 3 cheers for granny squares!

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    1. It's funny how polarizing granny squares are- truly love or hate. Might have that same fabric. I look forward to seeing that skirt:)

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  5. Two thumbs up from this viewer. I think this crazy boho look is wonderful

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    1. Thanks for the comment greeneggs. Here's to hippie elegance!

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  6. Adore the red GS sweater, but not quite enough to go to the trouble to make one. I'd wear it for sure, if it were in my closet.

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    1. Well now you are exploring colder climes perhaps you will find one?! You are stylish enough to pull it off for sure:)

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  7. I am always drawn to the things I wore or might or might have worn when I was, ahem, young(er). In my mind, this sweet granny sweater is made of acrylic yarn & is quite stiff. Even in good quality yarn, it is much too warm for my climate.
    Still, I LOVE it!

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    1. I imagine in acrylic it wouldn't breathe well either. Lucky you with the warm climate! Sadly, we try to console ourselves in the winter here with the promise of wearing beautiful knits (some days more successfully than others) :)

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