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Posts from the ‘Knitting’ Category

  • Hat & Gloves Set
    Warm, Winter Whites Posted on March 15, 2016

    It feels totally silly to post up my winter knits now that the weather is turning to spring here in Chicago.  But here we are, as I try to squeeze in as many of my winter garments from 2015/2016 onto the blog before it’s officially Spring. Luckily the weather was still a bit chilly when… Read More »

  • Riptide Sweater
    The Ultra Cozy Sweater Posted on February 19, 2016

    When I saw the Riptide sweater pop up on Ravelry, I just knew I had to make it! After blogging about my 1940’s suit, I bet Riptide is not exactly the sweater you all think I would knit – and I admit, I’m right there with you.  I tend to fall on the side of ‘vintage modern’ and… Read More »

  • Nancy Jumper
    My Nancy Jumper Posted on February 10, 2016

    Nancy, a stand-alone pattern from Susan Crawford has long been in my queue to knit up.  It is such a charming jumper, perfect for a chilly spring or fall. I had all sorts of bits of extra Excelana yarn after making Tasha’s Victory Beret (yet to be blogged), that I knew I wanted to try to… Read More »

  • Lumberjack Sweater
    Lumberjack Man Sweater Posted on January 7, 2016

    Happy 2016! While I’ve been busy sewing for myself and doing all sorts of house work, here I am leading off the year with my very first project for Felix which I’ve been calling Man Sweater. Left to Right: Meg’s Josh, my Felix, and Michelle’s Mike Update: My Ravelry Project Page with Detail Notes on… Read More »

  • Freshly Dyed Yarn
    A Mill-End Sale Posted on December 1, 2015

    A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of stopping in at Lorna’s Laces Mill-End Yarn Sale. My friend/coworker/knitting buddy Maria is apart of Chicago Knitters Group.  She invited me to come along to the sale but I already had a hair appointment scheduled for the same time and sadly declined the invite.  It was… Read More »

  • Beekman Tavern Pullover
    I’m Baaaaack Posted on March 25, 2015

    I’ve been meaning to come back to blogging for quite some time now.  In all honesty, I never meant to take a blogging break.  Life just got in the way and I got out of the rhythm of posting – the longer I was away the harder it has been to come back and resume… Read More »

  • Cambie & Cardies
    Cambies & Cardi’s Posted on October 1, 2014

    It’s no secret that Meg, Michelle, and I have been hanging out and knitting.  As we do, we get time to chat about a lot of things – most popular topics of course is sewing and knitting.  As a result, we often find projects that we all want to make but just haven’t.  Enter the… Read More »

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    Fall Sewing & Knitting Plans Posted on September 12, 2014

    It feels so wrong to be starting to think about fall sewing & knitting plans right now.  Chicago summer has been pretty chilly on the whole this year.  Don’t get me wrong – I’ve LOVED it. But I also feel like I haven’t quite spent my summer doing “summery” things.  As fall is approaching, I’m… Read More »

  • First Socks
    My First Pair of Socks (and then some) Posted on August 21, 2014

    Tackling one of my (knitting) fears, socks, has been so easy!  After knitting my first sock up – and really, after casting on for the toe, I still don’t know what the big deal is. Sure, there is a new cast on technique I used, but it wasn’t hard.  And yeah, I had to work… Read More »

  • Victory Swatch
    Getting over Sewing/Knitting Fears Posted on June 26, 2014

    This idea for a blog post has been ruminating in my brain for quite some time – not to mention coming up as a frequent topic when chatting with other bloggers.  It’s time to peel back the layers and have an honest chat about what we’re so afraid of. Why are there certain things we’re… Read More »