Category Archives: Knitting

Chic Throw

This weekend, I finished the throw blanket I started earlier in the month and I’m really happy with the way it turned out! Its sooo soft and cozy and will make the perfect lap blanket on cold winter nights. I may put this one aside as a possible product to sell on Etsy when I finally launch my shop! Let me know what you think of it!

Stay Chic! xo…Alane

Chic New Yarn & Project

I took a trip to Michaels this weekend to look for some new yarn. I have a couple projects in mind, but I’m never sure what exactly I’ll make until I buy the yarn. I love thick, chunky knits. They’re so cozy and with winter right around the corner, I want to make some really warm pieces. The first yarn I found was a wintery cream color and was textured with big loops. The second was a super bulky yarn with variegated colors. I immediately knew I wanted to knit a thick, fluffy throw blanket with the textured yarn, so I started that project as soon as I got home!

So far, it’s turning out to be a super soft, luxurious blanket that will be perfect for cuddling in the cold winter!

I am going to knit the blanket in two panels and then sew it down the middle so that it’s wide enough.

Here is my mood board that inspired this blanket. Thoughts I had: Luxurious, Chic, Chunky, Cozy, Texture, Glam

Images (clockwise from top left): A, B, C, D, E, F, G

Dana was looking for my attention as I was taking photos…

That’s all for now! I will post more pictures of my throw blanket when I finish it!

Stay Chic! xo…Alane

Hurricane Sandy Legwarmers

FINALLY, we have power! Our house lit up like a Christmas tree at approximately 4:30 pm yesterday afternoon, as we were about to end Day 11 without power. Although the first 2 hours of darkness were exciting (ooooh let’s light candles and pretend we’re having a séance!), it got old fast and before we knew it, we were wandering around in the darkness like lost souls, too dependent on electricity and technology to be able to function normally without them. So, what did I do with all of my free time? I turned to a timeless hobby – knitting – and whipped up a pair of cozy legwarmers to keep me warm in the freezing house!

I followed this Spiral Rib pattern I found on Purl Soho’s “The Purl Bee” blog and I used Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice yarn in Oatmeal because I wanted something neutral that would go with anything and I love the texture in this yarn. I altered the pattern just a bit, using US #4 double pointed needles instead of US #7, and I only made them 18 inches long instead of 30. I’m glad I made these changes because they would have been way too big if I hadn’t. They fit perfectly and are long enough that they come up over my knee if I want to wear them high, but I can also fold them down when I’m wearing them with shorter boots. They are super cozy and have kept me so warm this past week and a half without power!

Stay Chic! xo…Alane