Tag Archive ‘Chix With Stix’


knittedyarns 2 Recommended Changes to Fifth Avenue Infinity Scarf

Fifth Avenue Infinity Scarf by Margaux Pena can be improved with two minor changes. As it is, the scarf tends to roll and has a seam which shouldn’t happen with a scarf knit in the round.

knittedyarns Chix With Stix – Friendly Forest Park LYS

Vist to Chix With Stix yarn store in Forest Park, IL includes yarn eye candy.

knittedyarns 2009 Knitting Resolutions…Thinking about knitting and yarn

Since I got married earlier this year, my 2008 knitting resolutions were relatively succient and wedding related. I knitted the Essential Tank Top and started the Lily of the Valley Shawl (which now languishes as a UFO). As for the Silk Ribbed Corset, I decided to frog it after several attempts (and bought a beautiful […]

knittedyarns How Much is That Doggie in the Window?

On the way home from our honeymoon, we stopped in Chicago to visit friends and relatives who couldn’t make our wedding. As part of our stay with friends in Oak Park, we stopped by Chix With Stix, a delightful store in Forest Park.   My husband and my friend’s son made themselves at home on the […]

knittedyarns 2007 – The Year in Yarn

Looking back, 2007 was a year where my knitting made significant progress. When I consider the projects that I completed this year, I wonder where I found the time to make them all! By category, here are my 2007 finished objects: SWEATERS Black and Red with Fair Isle Crewneck Sweater – Made from Karabella cashmere […]

knittedyarns Origami Cardi Causes Yarn Adventure in Forest Park

When I remeasured the Origami Cardi on a flat surface the next day, I discovered that despite my math it measured about four inches too long. This could account for the fact that it was taking forever to knit one row and using lots of yarn. Back to the pattern and calculator, I realized that the pattern […]