Well not so new I believe. One of my customers from work has ask my over two years ago if we sell knitting needles that bend in the centre and you only work with 3 needles she said…and if I have knit with them yet…?
Unfortunately at that time I had to say “NO” to both of her question….smiles, this would not be the case today.
As of today I own a set on my own. Today I bought a 2,5mm FlexiFlips needle from Serenity Knits See what I have worked up so far the cuff of two socks…The ladies indicated it is just like knitting with straight needles. Agree, but really short straight needles. I think this would be perfect for a project on a plain where one has to make sure your not poking the person beside you..smiles.
My thoughts are; my absolute favorite needle to knit socks would be the magic loop then comes the FlexiFlips and my least favourite one would be working with 4 or 5 double-pointed needles.
The FlexiFlips are truly a great solution if you not a fan of the magic loop. Great to put the knitting down too and not having to worry of loosing stitches , though keep an eye on that 3rd needle ..smiles. I was knitting away ……and being used to knitting with my magic loop let go of the needle at the end of the row to flip to other side….well that was my 3rd needle now hahah for me the needle ended up on the floor….just something to be aware off.
Found this “River Stones” pattern at Creative Festival about two years ago.
Valerie Miller has gorgeous patterns for Table runners. In this particular pattern, she even has enough fabric that you piece together for the runner, that is left to make the pillow too. So fabric amount is for runner and pillow.
Okay I know mine is not exactly like she indicated to do this pattern. But that is me….always making projects my own…
Followed all instructions correctly to the point to where it tells you to lay outsides together and sew then together then flip it so outside is now facing out. Now you supposed to quilt it…okay my next one will be like that.
My changes for this one where: I sandwiched all section together just like one does for a quilt and then quilted each section with a fun different pattern. Then sewed the binding on.
All the quilting I worked on my own with free motion designs I found on the net or tips from my co-workers. My Janome MC6500 machine is perfect for this and I love this free designing the most as I can be creative and have fun. Always learning new ways to quilt….
Most of this fabric I had in my stash from about 2-3 years ago when I sewed the Log Cabin quilt. My Stash is getting used up…now I am going to finish the rest but I think instead of a pillow I’ll make some placemates….See you soon for that post…
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Wishing You and your loved once a Very Happy Christmas and an Amazing 2018
“Spending time with my mom back home in Switzerland and with great friends….”
Exiting part of this trip was the Ms. Excellence Allegra our Ship stopped in Amsterdam….yessss guess who has a store there? Stephen West and Penelope…I just had to visit this store! We bought yarn and some stitch markers with…
Oh yes bicycle theme. So cool
Reni my girlfriend was totally on board to find this store too. Though she doesn’t knit much she still bought yarn so this is where I came into play….happily I have to say
The colours in this wrap are just perfect for this pattern and guess what I used up all kinds of my left-over scarp yarns…well not really scrap yarn as it is all so wonderful and we never have scrap yarn if you are thinking like me…
I always tend to think what can I make with this little bit of yarn before I go to my perfectly full skeins that are just waiting to be use for
“THAT PERFECT PROJECT”
So if you are like me then you saved up many PERFECTLY amazing yarn and use up the left-over yarns… smiles ….
I did say that I am not going to able to knit up all this yarn and wear it before I am not here anymore….well I decided to start using my So Amazing yarns and knit up something gorgeous. Even If I have to give it to an appreciating person that would wear it….so ok enough of this chabbering…lets get knitting… and designing my next project for January issue….off to work I go.
But here is the info for this fun wrap ….totally love it.
and the yarn is the best I have to say …smiles my own KnitSwissYarns and all in Fingering 100% Superwash Merino Wool as I said all bits and pices …and needle size 4mm just really love that lose drap to the wrap.
Have a look at one of my earlier posts another great teacher. I would recommend either one of their classes for sure.
Yes I was working my shift but I had to see all the wonderful samples the students/customers where working on from time to time too. Smiles, just part of me interacting with the customers too…I believe this is my role in good customer service too.
So I picked up the some tips on how to make something like this RUG too. But since I was not in the class my sample may not be exactly as Al instructed it …but I am happy with the way it turned out. Though I wish it would rag more like the rag quilts do.
Really fun, though the cutting out of all the fabric was a bit “ahhhh” do I have to through all this fabric out to get to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd layer etc….I guess it will go in a bag for stuffing.
Leave it up to me though,I wanted to see how this pattern by Melanie Berg would look in just one colour. My KnitSwissYarns Fingering Merino Silk I used for this pattern is a very light tone on tone and in the right light will have a hint of purple, though the may colour is dark gray.
Loved the pattern and the distinct row of the 8 stitches add a definite interest to this shawl design. I truly enjoyed knitting this shawl up for my friends Ursi back home…..we enjoyed a truly fun time together in September on our Rhein River holiday.