Coastal Knits

Hey, I know it’s been a bit since I told you all about my new sewing toys, but I have been using them! Seriously. These pictures are not the best, but they are what I have at the moment. The weather should be improving soon, so I hope to get pictures of me actually in […]

Spring Knitting

by admin on February 20, 2013

in Bayside Pullover, Coastal Knits

It might be 10 degrees Fahrenheit (or -2 with windchill) today, but I’m thinking about spring! Warm weather, pretty flowers, hands don’t feel like bricks of ice…You know, spring.  I’ve been working on the Bayside Pullover from Coastal Knits in a nice purple cotton. Cotton = warm weather. 🙂 I’ve already divided the sleeves from […]

I was lucky enough for the stars to align and had the opportunity to take a Photography for Knitting class with Amy Swenson on Friday. Since the banks love to give people holidays, I was able to attend the middle of the day class at Wool and Company out in St. Charles. We learned about […]

FO Monday?

by Amanda on October 27, 2011

in Rocky Coast Cardigan

Hmmm, I swear I wrote and saved a post about how I finished the Rocky Coast Cardi. It’s no where to be found. Oh, well, second time’s the charm. So, anyway, I finished the Rocky Coast Cardigan. No, I really did. It has all its arms, a collar and it fits. Well…ok…we’ll say it fits. […]

…and so does the Rocky Coast Cardigan. I finished the right arm and did not do any decreases because of the known snugness. I was told that I look like a vagabond when I tried it on with one sleeve completed and one sleeve still in progress. Can’t please everyone, I guess. No pictures until […]

I have been bad

by Amanda on October 13, 2011

in Frost Diamonds Shawl, Rocky Coast Cardigan

Instead of working on the knitted item that has a deadline, I’ve been working on the Rocky Coast Cardigan. The pictures here are a few days old – I almost have one sleeve done. I have tried to sit down and work on the lace wedding shawl, but it requires a lot of attention. When […]

It’s a Rocky Coast Vest

by Amanda on October 7, 2011

in Rocky Coast Cardigan

I divided the sleeves from the body and now am just knitting the body. I tried it on today (no pics, sorry), and it looks like a strange vest. It hits me right below my shoulder blades. I had to rip this thing 3 or 4 times in one day for messing up the cables. […]

Monogomy is not for me

by Amanda on October 3, 2011

in Rocky Coast Cardigan

At least in the world of knitting. I am very happy that I am tying up loose ends with my WIPs, but I gotta tell you – sleeves are boring. I know this is nothing you don’t know, but they are. Last night I was bored and on the internet. You know where this is […]