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Posts from the ‘Knitting’ Category

  • 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 »

  • Channel Cardigan
    The Channel Cardigan Posted on June 17, 2014

    I started the Channel Cardigan at the very tail end of Chicago Winter & beginning of our very chilly Spring.  It felt like Winter was never going to end – I was sick of being cold and this cardigan seemed like the perfect solution. I wasn’t going to knit this up since it’s not quite… Read More »

  • Bridge Jumper
    The Bridge Jumper Posted on May 28, 2014

    The Bridge Jumper – or the ‘everything that could go wrong – went wrong’ jumper. That is a much more apt title for my jumper – although from these pics I (hopefully) doubt you’d even notice. Here’s the details before I get rolling with this post: Yarn Used: Red background: Reggia (red – sport weight), discontinued… Read More »

  • vitaminDCardigan_03
    A Nautical Vitamin-D Cardigan Posted on May 20, 2014

    It’s been ages since I’ve posted a finish project yet I’ve been knitting up a storm all winter. I’m so happy to be able to share something once again. The last finished knitting project I shared was the Ingenue Sweater that I knit with fellow bloggers, Meg the Grand & Tres Bien Ensemble (aka Michelle). Meg… Read More »