Author Archives: knitTina

About knitTina

I love all things knit and crochet.

Pie-spiration!

This past Saturday was the City of Chicago’s Small Business Development Center Expo at the South Shore Cultural Center. The expo consisted of about 40 exhibitors that included anything from financial information, to tax and legal clinics, to zoning information. … Continue reading

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Empowerment

I was born and raised in the McKinley Park neighborhood in Chicago. I attended public schools and went to both DePaul University and Columbia College.  I worked and lived in many different neighborhoods. I didn’t buy my first car until … Continue reading

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The thrill of it all

Organizing knitting events can be very satisfying.  Knitting meet-ups build closer relationships, better connections, and powerful attachments. I love when crafters gather, make new friendships, and old friends get re-acquainted.  Twice in the last few months, a parent is reunited … Continue reading

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World Wide Knit In Public Day

I am super stoked to announce World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKIPDay) is coming to Hyde Park! WWKIPDay was established in 2005 by Danielle Landes. Landes wanted knitters to come together as a community.  Knitting has come along way since … Continue reading

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Knitting Studio at the Quilt Show

I recently had the pleasure of presenting at the International Quilt Show in Chicago.  The show includes several open studios dedicated to artists, teachers and exhibitors to give demos to inspire others.  There were studios for Quilting, Knit & Crochet, Painting & … Continue reading

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Waffles, cakes and rainbow sprinkles

The waffle stitch is created by crocheting into the front post of a double crochet.  It creates an interesting texture of vertical and horizontal ridges that form squares. I attempted the waffle stitch on a scarf.  Because the waffle pattern does not emerge until after … Continue reading

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Nothing says thanks like chocolate

A fellow knitter in my Beginning Knitting class honored me with this way, super delicious chocolate and strawberry cake.  I am blessed to be a part of such a wonderful group at Blackstone Library.  

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