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 […]

Remember this one?

by Amanda on November 18, 2011

in Baby Gifts, Cabled Raglan Baby Sweater, Yarn

While I was off from work (using up vacation before the end of the year so I don’t lose it), I decided to do some “Spring” cleaning. I’ve been in the new place for a year now and I’m just starting to unpack everything. Well, at least the yarn/crafting stuff. While I was finding secret […]

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 […]

A little inspiration in shopping…

by Amanda on October 14, 2010

in Yarn

The new boy lives extremely close (so close, it's practically across the street) to Loopy Yarns in the South Loop. I had popped in there a couple times when I realized it, but always made sure I left before I bought something. I have tons of yarn that I've moved with me to the city, […]


by Amanda on April 14, 2009

in Yarn

Webs knows what they are doing. They really do. This anniversary sale gets me every time! I have been very good abut knitting from my stash, and I am getting down to the bottom of my basket, so I decided to order a little bit of yarn for myself. Mostly, I got Cascade 220, but […]

I don’t wanna go…

by Amanda on January 2, 2008

in Yarn

So, I’m back at work today. Tons of fun, let me tell you. I was enjoying not having to really do anything while at home. Ahhh, to be independently wealthy. We can all dream, right? So, I hit Fringe again this weekend. I had every intention of just buying some Encore for some baby stuff […]


by Amanda on December 19, 2007

in Yarn, Yoda

Well, I thought that since I haven’t finished the scarf I am making, I should show you all the yarn I purchased at Fringe the other day. The first yarn is a HUGH (549 yd) hank of Alpaca with a Twist Baby Twist yarn. I am thinking I can make a Back-to-School U-Neck Vest from […]

Random Thoughts of the Day

by Amanda on October 24, 2007

in Gucci, Yarn, Yoda

Here is all my hard work on the collar for the Gucci sweater. BTW, I think I need to come up with a better name than the Gucci sweater or Gucci Inspired….any ideas?Anyway, Here it is ready for some buttons. I think I will go to JoAnns this weekend to check out buttons. I am […]

I love the Mailman!

by Amanda on October 23, 2007

in Gucci, Yarn

I came home yesterday unaware that the mailman was so nice to me. And for the record, I think I have a female mailman. Yes, I said mailman…old habits die hard. Anyway, in addition to those yucky bills and such, I was greeted at my front door by a soft squishy package – yarn! The […]