Cast On Bind Off

by admin on June 22, 2012

in Books

I just received my new copy of Cast On Bind Off. I seriously was considering taking a class on different bind offs/cast ons, but then saw that this book was coming out and I decided that it’s cheaper than a class! This is not the type of book I’ll sit and read. However, based on […]

Sewing Update

by admin on April 23, 2012

in Books, sewing

Knitting is not my only craft du jour! I have been known to sew a bit, too. Well, friends, I’ve gotten back into it. I’m taking a class at Vogue Fabrics to get myself back into the groove. I also used a tiny part of my tax return and bought a serger. I. am. so. […]

I can’t leave you all hanging with the shopping I did while at Vogue Knitting Live! in New York. I had planned on shopping a bit, but to be honest, the marketplace was INSANE!!! I pretty much had only the time between classes to shop. As did most other people, I think. It was worse […]

Vacation’s over

by Amanda on January 4, 2012

in Books, Yarn

Damn. Well, I had 11 days off from work and I *thought* I would be able to catch up on some things – namely blogging. That didn’t happen. In fact, I was so busy during my “vacation” that I didn’t get most of what I wanted done! But with the holidays brings gifts and shopping […]

Custom Knits 2

by Amanda on September 27, 2011

in Books

Since you all well know, I like top-down knitting. Since I’m such a fan, I gobble up books and patterns that are based on this technique. Since I love knitting a lot of Wendy’s patterns I bought her new book. While I’m not “in love” with any of the actual patterns in the book (which […]

It’s here! It’s here!

by Amanda on December 11, 2008

in Amy Butler, Books, sewing

I just received my new Amy Butler's Little Stitches book! It's so damn cute!!! If they weren't such a commitment, I'd consider having a kiddie just to be able to make some of this stuff. Kind of like that Volkswagen commercial with Brooke Shields about people having babies to get minivans. But, I will settle […]

I’ve been bitten…

by Amanda on November 24, 2008

in Books

…by the Twilight bug! Where the heck have I been? I mean really?! How did I not know about these books before the movie? The story is something that is right up my alley. I have a confession to make, I’m sort of entranced by vampire stories. At the same time, I have an irrational […]

Happy Fall!!

by Amanda on September 22, 2008

in Books

It’s the official first day of Fall and it’s supposed to be 80 degrees (F)! We had a gorgeous weekend that I spent with a friend from Peoria. We all need a girls weekend, no? On Friday the lovely FedEx guy (Now, I have no idea if the delivery person is a guy or how […]

100 Pages to Go…

by Amanda on July 23, 2007

in Books

I wasn’t going to do it. I was going to wait to borrow my sister’s, but I just couldn’t wait! I bought the new Harry Potter book. I am one of those read until you finish people, so I have exactly 100 pages left! I have been staying away from tv, radio, and the Internet…that’s […]

Something Read…

by Amanda on July 1, 2007

in Books, Yoda

Well, I should be done with my sweater, but instead I completed another book. It’s amazing how they are so addictive….just one more chapter….then it’s done. So, my sister, my personal library, let me borrow Something Borrowed and all of the subsequent books. I just finished it, and it was a pretty good read. Yoda […]