What I did on my Christmas Vacation

January 2, 2013 Chic Knits

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 […]

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Craftsy Iceland Sweater

November 27, 2012 Craftsy

You all know my growing obsession with Craftsy by now. I have to say that there are very few knitting techniques or styles I haven’t tried. I decided to try out the Top Down Icelandic Sweater class because I have not done the following before: Round Yolk Sweaters Stranded Knitting Steeks (!) I’ve taken classes […]

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Happy Thanksgiving…

November 20, 2012 Uncategorized

OMG! It’s been months! I have been so busy with work and everything else that I totally haven’t found time to blog. But I have been knitting and sewing it up! Without further ado, please say hi to the Gramps Cardigan. I bought this pattern during my quick trip to Stitches Midwest. I even brought […]

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Happy Fall?

September 6, 2012 Custom Knits - Tang

Now that Labor Day has passed, summer is over right? Ha! I wish. I think we are still looking at 90 degree F days ahead here in Chicago. I’m not really looking forward to that. I love cooler weather that requires a sweater and nothing else – no heavy coats, God forbid no boots, etc. […]

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It’s only been 5 years…

September 5, 2012 Chic Knits

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 […]

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My love of Craftsy Continues

August 31, 2012 Craftsy

I’ve been trying to get into more garment sewing lately. Why buy clothes that I kind of love when I can make what I really love? I am taking some classes from Vogue Fabrics here in the city, and those are wonderful. I love that there is a live person giving us tips and tricks. […]

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Our new arrival

August 29, 2012 Hunter

Over here at Pug Central has brought us a new delivery. Meet Hunter! We’re not 100% sure how old he is, but it’s somewhere between 2 and 4. We also don’t know much more about him other than his tongue is like that all the time. Seriously. He’s a bundle of energy (notice his body […]

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August 27, 2012 Baby Gifts

I guess I’m getting to that point in my life where I stop going to wedding showers and weddings, but start attending a lot more baby showers and meeting new little babies. One of my friends just adopted an adorable baby boy, so I decided he needed to be ready for winter. Yes, I know […]

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I promised

August 3, 2012 Custom Knits - Tang

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 […]

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Stitches Midwest

August 1, 2012 Uncategorized

I just realized that Stitches Midwest is next weekend! I did not sign-up for any classes, but I was thinking about hitting up the market. Craftsy (my new bestest friend) has a coupon for 50% off Market Admission. I printed it out just in case I decide to actually drive out to Schaumburg. Maybe I’ll […]

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