Chic Knits Downloadable Knitting Patterns Chic Knits Downloadable Knitting Patterns Chic Knits Knitting Blog Chic Knits Knitting Tips & Techniques Chic Knits Bonne Marie Burns Free Knitting Patterns
Studio Chic Knit Blog

Monday Morning Mirth June 28, 2010

  Monday Morning Mirth  

Usually, these pages are graced with feminine stylings, the grace of the runway moments we all gather to our breast, drape around our shoulders, and make our very own: FASHION.

But somethings been happening that just can no longer be ignored.

It started on someone who, unlike others who might not understand the meaning of age appropriate, cannot seem to keep away. It continued on wannabees all over the highway, even possibly sported (or started) by the hostess who then gave ’em a record deal!

But now that it’s traveled up the time-line, in a way both shocking (but probably not surprising), I am a little agog…


Name the man on the left and the now infamous haircut…

knitting patterns

knitting patterns 6 Comments  |  Permalinkknitting patterns

[shareaholic app="share_buttons" id="5087107"]

TGIF June 26, 2010

PCO-2-P1000823LoTech TGIF: What’s a knitter to do when they’re lost without a crochet hook and they NEED to cast on?

Use a knitting needle! I made this provisional Chain Cast On by progressively knitting into an initial slip-knot, keeping the new loops slightly loose with my thumb & forefinger.

Heh. This also works using two needles the regular way, making a slip knot, putting it on the LHN, knitting that loop, then slipping the loop from the RHN to the LHN. Knit the loop again; replace to LHN again. Rep until desired number of sts are cast on. (I always make a couple of extra because you’ll need +1 when you unzip in the other direction.)


Leave in-a-pinch stories below ;p Happy Weekend!

knitting patterns

knitting patterns 5 Comments  |  Permalinkknitting patterns

[shareaholic app="share_buttons" id="5087107"]

Sleeves, with love Tuesday June 22, 2010

It seems a little funny that this second day of summer, being bare-armed and barefoot, I’m busy knitting Sleeves. It’s been the kind of muggy hot we’ve come to (secretly) relish in the cold hard northern midwest.

Typical humid, downtown garage elevator conversation, two parties, standing on top of each other, shiny and slightly glazed-looking: “Hot enough for ya? I can’t hardly stand this.” “Oh. I Love it!” “Yah, me too — I feel all peachey!”

Now that the market show is fini, I can wrap myself in some personal knitting. My very own workbasket has three outstanding projects: a new for Fall (and new for me) cardi, a 2/3’s finished TWIST made from taupe Cotton Ease, and the one I’m being most productive with, my cotton blend Cerisara.

BTW, the name of this pattern has been a little cryptically amusing — just how IS it pronounced? It is simply, sarah sarah. And Chic Knits is sheek knits. That is all ;p

It’s been raining here alot — and I’ve been taking advantage of being a little housebound to catch up on some favorite movies (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, the Dark Knight, American Psycho, C. Bale film fest, nuff said) and get going enjoying some AC with my lace.


In the wild…
While I’ve been knitting on my second Cerisara sweater, I’ve found I have lots of fantastic company!

Traveling hither and yon on the web, here’s some wonderful pieces from some very talented knitters…



Knit by Kathleen/katrog(Rav)
from Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool:
Color – Blue-Green


Cerisara #2, Knit by Kathleen/katrog(Rav)
from E. Lavold Eucool: Color – Khaki


Knit by Connie/yellowcosmo(Rav)
from Malabrigo Silky Merino:
Color – Velvet Grapes

Cerisara-W-100621-9291My little taupe version would’ve looked a lot like the lovely vest in the middle, if I hadn’t flipped the coin a few days ago and went with the sleeves. I still have some Plymouth JEANNEE in a toasty brown in ze stash to make one, soon to come. The sleeve knitting is going smoothly round-and-round on one long nickel needle. The sleeves are going to be about 3/4 length, am trying on as I go :)

For some reason, the knitting went much faster during the Dark Knight – maybe because I was a little weepy during Capt. Corelli – wow! What a three-hankie fest! Or maybe it was because it was so hard to imagine the lovely P. Cruz choosing N. Cage over C. Bale (not likely). Or maybe it was because every single character (of Italian, American, or British origin) was speaking with such Bad Accents I was actually looking for subtitles to get a verbal grip!

I think I better read the book. :)

Next Page »

©Bonne Marie Burns
All Rights Reserved
Unauthorized reproduction in any form prohibited.

Site Design: BigBrain Multimedia/Bonne Marie Burns

"ChicKnits" and "Chic Knits" are the ®Registered Trademarks of Bonne Marie Burns of Portland OR