Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Beatnik Sweater Part 3

I've been working on Beatnik off and on...I like how it's turning out but it is a very slow process. Each row has 3 cable sections as you can see by my pretty green stitch markers, so alot going on here. I think I might only do the front like this and just do the back in plain stockinette. 

And in between this project and shop orders I've added a new hat or two to my shop...
Slouch Hat in Seafoam Blue Green

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Designs and Sale

I have been busy keeping up with custom orders and adding some new items to my shop too. If only I could stay off pinterest for awhile who knows how much more I could get done:))
Windy City Knits Cabled Cowl in Sweet Pink

Chunky Knit Bracelet with Fabric Button in Sweet Pink

Heart Lace Fingerless Gloves in Pink Peony

Only 6 more days to save 10% in my shop
Plus many of my items  include free shipping!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Beatnik Sweater Part 2

Gauge swatch is complete. I cast on and started to do the 1x1 Twisted Rib and then...decided to make my first modification. While I like the look of the twisted rib, I loath 1x1 rib and it would've taken me twice as long to do it this way so I left the first row as twisted and then switched to regular 1x1 rib. The edge still has that nice twist at the bottom. Now comes the fun part...the color coded charts.

Part three coming soon!

You can see Beatnik sweater Part 1 here


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Beatnik Sweater For Me!

After a crazy, hectic, fingers-aching  first holiday season of my Etsy shop, I get asked all the time if I still enjoy knitting. The answer is a resounding YES! Since starting my shop back in January of 2011, I haven't knit anything for myself so I decided to take advantage of some downtime by starting a sweater project. I have tried over the past 10+ years of knitting to make one sweater a year. I am an inpatient knitter and I usually enjoy instant gratification with smaller projects, but I have been longing to make this sweater for so long, now is the perfect time. I chose a cornflower blue color and a machine washable yarn to knit this in.

      I love this sweater! It just makes me want to wear it and cuddle up with a hot cup of tea and a book.
Beatnik by Norah Gaughan

I plan on journaling my progress, so check back soon and if you've knit this sweater please let me know. I'd love to hear comments about the pattern or link to your project. 


Saturday, January 7, 2012

My Etsy Anniversary

It's hard to believe but this month is the one year anniversary of my Etsy shop!
On January 11th, 2011 Windy City Knits was born!
To celebrate this special time, I am offering a 10% discount for the entire month!
Use coupon code "Windy10"
and celebrate with me!

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year New Knits!

I am so excited for 2012!
I feel so full of joy, gratitude, and creative inspiration. 
I am looking forward to all of the blessings and challenges this new year brings.
And I am so thankful to all the wonderful people I've met on Etsy. 
I feel so blessed!

And now for some cozy new knits...

Button Up/Button Down Merino Cowl
Circle Infinity Scarf Butterscotch


Lace Scarf Vibrant Scarlet Red

Chunky Slouch Hat in Cranberry