Chic Knits

Good Lord! It’s been a while since I’ve posted. A bit over two years to be exact! A lot has happened since then and I’ve done a┬ábit of knitting. Let’s not delay any longer – here’s the update: I got married We bought a house (more on that later) I changed jobs (did I mention […]

Since I was super busy this year, I wasn’t able to take full advantage of all the vacation I have accrued for the year, so since it’s a use or lose it kind of thing I took the last 2 weeks of the year off. That gave me plenty of time to get some stuff […]

Since I decided to start the Ribby Pulli. You have all heard about it incessantly. IT’S FINALLY DONE! Really, it is. See the picture over there on the left? So, I decided to go with the scoop neck. I do think I need to rip out the ribbing and go down several size needles to […]

I promised that I would post some pictures of my FOs. Well, here you go! I have everything layered on my body double, and I just didn’t do that for funny sake. I actually have been putting everything on there as I finish it because it’s out of the way and nothing gets all messed […]

Sigh. I have a lot of projects that I am working on and not enough time in the day. I decided to actually take a little inventory about things I am knitting and came up with this list: Cable baby Sweater – knitting is done. Need to sew on the snap band I made. Lazy! […]

Well, you know…

by Amanda on January 11, 2012

in Chic Knits, Velynda

You all totally know how I am! I can’t just work on one project. So, I decided to start on ChicKnits Velynda. I’m using Di.Ve Zenith. I had previously earmarked this yarn for Cassidy, but since I am avoiding piece knitting I’m re-purposing it. I’ve only just cast on and started the ribbing…I have a […]

Maybe in 2012

by Amanda on December 13, 2011

in Ribby Pulli

Believe it or not, I have been working on the Ribby Pulli. I know! Shocking. I almost have sleeve one done – a few more increases and I should be there. Then I’ll have to start the second sleeve. The thing is, I don’t feel so bad about it. Bonne Marie has mentioned multiple times […]

So, I am now down to one WIP – the Ribby Pulli. I have been working on sleeve #1, but I really want to cast on for something a bit more….more. I am really contemplating Velynda by Bonne Marie or the Favorite Cardigan by Wendy Bernard’s first book. If I were to start Velynda, I […]

Everyone has a yarn

by Amanda on October 5, 2011

in Basic Chic Hoodie, Yarn

I was at Joann’s on an unrelated to knitting shopping trip and wandered past the yarn section. It is growing by leaps and bounds! All types of yarns are living at the Joann’s. In fact, I saw these new “brands”: Vickie Howell Martha Stewart Debbie Stoller Vanna White Deborah Norville It seems that anyone can […]

Travel Bits

by Amanda on September 30, 2011

in Ribby Pulli

So, I’ve mentioned that I have been traveling for work. Last year I was in New York / New Jersey a lot and this year I’ve taken up going to the other coast. I do enjoy the sun and warmer (well, warmer than Chicago) weather when I am out in California. I do not, however, […]