knitscene – fall 2008

…over all the attention! Yesterday, a coworker instant messaged me and asked me about being a published knitter. She said she opened up her Knitting Daily, and there I was staring back at her! I knew they were going to run my blog post some time this week, but I had no idea which day. […]

Too much excitement!

by Amanda on July 1, 2008

in knitscene - fall 2008

So, I had this whole post in my mind ready to go when I got up this morning. Then I checked my email and saw the Knitscene Fall 2008 Preview was up (you’ll have to wait to see my adventures from last night until tomorrow)! I zoomed as fast as my Internet connection would allow […]

Mission Accomplished….almost

by Amanda on February 26, 2008

in knitscene - fall 2008

I finished knitting the Knitscene sweater last night. Then I washed it and dried it. Still loving this yarn! Here it is all ready to be sent off to the publisher. Shh…but I am working on the pattern currently making sure all the math works out and everything looks right. I am having a little […]

Knitting to Perfection

by Amanda on February 25, 2008

in knitscene - fall 2008

I worked on my sample all weekend. Well, most of the weekend. Friday was rough at work, so I went out. I needed to go out. Mmmmm….beer! But the rest of the weekend was knitting. I even finished it. Then I didn’t like it. I put it on and looked at it in the mirror […]

The other day my mom told me she is a new grandma, and I was really confused. I definitely did not have a kid, and my sister didn’t look preggers the last time I saw her, and, if you want to go this far, Lillie has been fixed. So, I responded, "Huh?" See, my sister […]


by Amanda on February 21, 2008

in knitscene - fall 2008

Yup, the deadline for the Knitscene sweater is coming up fast. How the heck did that happen? Seriously, time went much faster than I anticipated. I am close to done with the knittng, but it’s all that math I have to do for sizing that worries me. That’s my biggest fear that I will get […]

It is a knitting blog. Folks, I have a deadline, and I need to get my butt in gear. I am getting very close, here you can see the bottom ribbing…then I need to fine tune the pattern and all the sizes (that’s the thing that scares me the most!). Any guesses on what I […]

Be afraid, be very afraid

by Amanda on January 28, 2008

in knitscene - fall 2008

I have been knitting, folks. I promise. I was hoping to get the pattern and sample done before I start back up with classes, but I don’t think that is going to happen. I am dangerously close to finishing the sample, but I need to sit down and do some work on the pattern. Here […]

Sexy, Smoky Eyes

by Amanda on January 14, 2008

in Food and Drink, knitscene - fall 2008, makeup

What a wonderful weekend! I had a friend visit from the exotic city of Peoria, IL, and we had a great time. I introduced her to Noodles & Co (yum!), Ethel’s Chocolate Fondue, and Greek Food (double yum!). Before we went downtown to Greek Town, we had a makeup lesson at my salon. I had […]

It’s a much better day

by Amanda on January 9, 2008

in knitscene - fall 2008, Yoda

Have you ever had that kind of week where everything seems to go wrong? I was beginning to have that week, but I took control and made it start going in the right direction. See my wireless network was acting a little funny…funny like it wasn’t working at all! My desktop couldn’t see any networks […]