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Thanksgiving Eve November 27, 2013

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the key to a happy holiday: cozy layers & a ‘lil pumpkin pie…

Chic Knits {{ HEY GIRL }} cardi – our version of the boyfriend – http://bit.ly/X2gxTi

– Linen jumper with full-length T-Dress liner from Monoreno; Tati boots by Børn –

There’s nothing I like better than a newly finished hand-knit and good food with friends!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING Everybody!

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Alby KAL November 15, 2013

Now that it’s what I like to call “gap weather” here in Portland, it’s time to make the neckwear to fill the, you know…

I’ve been busy making a little lace accessory for moi with some of my knitting friends

If you’d like to join us – there’s an Alby KAL going on in the Chic Knits group here

We’re having lots of fun putting together Alby shawls in very pretty color combinations – I’m on my Alby #4. When I first put my colors together, I was going to use some really interesting variegated sock yarn for the body of the shawl (now slated for a slouchy beanie) but as I was knitting my border I noticed a color combo that occured with the lace against the dark indigo jeans I was wearing -

This pinged my memory – I had some left-over yarn from a 2012 beanie project and it would be perfect for a simple but dramatic pairing:

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I love the look of the creamy BARE NAKE WOOL fingering (in Oatmeal) alongside the dark dark navy of the RANCO.

And there’s something about when you hit an exciting ingredient point that spurs the knitting right along and it wasn’t too much later that this happened:

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If I kick it into high gear – I can wear this to Sunday brunch. hmm…

….. get into the fun over here…prizes and more…Alby KAL …..


ALBY new for Late Fall 2013

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Because it’s October, autumn has been waxing and waning in a most delightful way. Deceptively sunny days pair with ever more chilly nights.

If you live in a old house, there might be a “friendly” draft around every corner; I seem to notice these making the early a.m. coffee (in the dark), standing in the kitchen, rubbing my bare arms.

Then again there’s that gap – that little pesky area where your jacket or top meets the neckline – just enough of a chilly poke to be unfriendly.

I needed some “applied science” in a big way in my day – and there’s nothing that says functional can’t be Pretty…

New for Late Fall 2013: ALBY – our modern take on a classic accessory.

This smaller-scaled cresent-shaped shawl works for you as a transition piece to bridge the seasons inside or outdoors, as a shoulder warmer or a sassy neckerchief.

The Alby Shawl is a great on-the-go small project and makes an impeccable gift using fingering weight yarn…

We’re pleased to invite you to pick up your needles and cast-on!

Chic Knits ALBY KAL

WHERE: Chic Knits Ravelry Group – click here for KAL info

Start Date: October 27, 2013
End Date: November 30, 2013

Join us for some colorful fun (and prizes!)…
Chic Knits ALBY KAL

Click here for more info about the ALBY pattern…

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