Loading The Loom

You have seen in past posts of mine

“First Weaving Projects” and “Loading My Warping Reel”.

Here I am now with my Loom that needs to be “dressed”. I need to string the yarn though from front to back onto my bedder.

Holding the yarn in my one hand making sure the ” X ” in the yarn does not get off my fingers. As they have to be strung exactly in this order as they are .

Now I have to feed the yarn from the front onto the bedder one by one.

Here You see all is strung though the headdles and now tied on to the front bar.
Nice and tight and ready to start my next weaving project.

First Weaving Projects

Yehh finally all finished my first project done on my Leclerc table loom.

I think I bought this Loom form my colleague about a year ago. I put all my effort in to it then to learn how to weave. But then I got stuck on how to take my project “A Scarf” off the loom.

In some of the pictures I am just showing you how some of my stuff was set up at the end of this project. I am honestly not sure why I was scared to remove this…

So I have just simply worked on this particular scarf to get myself familiar on how to weave. I love how this turned out…

Flower Power Coat

Truly happy and loving  this “Flower Power” Coat

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Coat is finally finished.  Smiles, it only took me 4 summers to knit up.

Wow… You may say, but being fingering weight, needles 2.25 mm and in a black as you can see for most of the knitting. I really needed good lighting and the best was, sunlight outside in my backyard. Then the challenge of cutting the front open, something we knitters call “Steeking” and picking up stitches to bind  the front edge…woha, a little nerve-racking. Only because I already invested that many year of knitting into the coat. Really did not want to muck this part up…Yes perfect all great.

You can see the inside of the coat is just a beautiful as the ousie..smile.

The pattern and yarn are from Christel Seyfarth Shetland Lambswool she has some stunning and beautiful designs.

As I have shortened this jacket I had to modify some areas. So it is not true version of her coat. Therefore I have lots of yarn left. for some other project. Then I still have  a foul box of her yarn for another coat of shawl..

 

Thanks Sew Much

IMG_1786Best thing Clodagh my boss said to me yesterday, was

“Let’s work up an embroidery Design from our newest Anita Goodesign All Access Club …..oh yes, and try to do it on the Baby Lock Alliance Embroidery machine”

If you could have seen my reaction …Smiles Yes with open arms literally …I welcomed and needed that challenge. Sometimes it is hard to see the light when your so sad and can’t see the sunshine in life… 

Out came the manual and step by step I worked up this card….Yes I Can

I now think this would be a really great machine for me at home too all the many ideas I have for it…Just need the funds for it…haha. I a sure I am not the only one with this thought…

Crochet T-Shirt-Fabric Bag

IMG_1340What to do when you don’t feel like knitting or sewing… Used no pattern for this design..just started to crochet.

I had bought many years back in Switzerland some of the string yarn… now it was time to use it up.

Bought some more of T-Shirt fabric that I cut up…Hope to writ this pattern up shortly for any one that likes to crochet one bag too.

For the handles I used 2 of the same inexpensive Belts that I had extra holes added by a local shoe repair place.

Then just wove the belt straps in to the bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrelac Knitting Tutorial

IMG_3375.JPGThis knitting technic called Entrelac is not as difficult as You may think it is….

I have put a little video together on how to work the block on the right side on how to merge the two sections together….

I will be working on a view more videos in the next view days, that will show you how to Merge the sections together on the purl side.  And hopefully also the two triangle section on each side.  The last row with all the casting off triangles …..Yes then off to the sleeves and the collar.

So please visit for More Videos to follow soon….and Hope to have pattern available for this Cardi Entrelac Style soon too.

 

Knitting Resource

Some news to share with you all. I have opened up a group / club on Facebook called

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” Knitting Resource” 

It is a group for all of us knitters, crocheters  and possibly also some sewing as well. We can post helpful information like knitting / crochet / sewing patterns that are amazing, tips on how to work a stitch, websites that are informative to the crafts.

The list goes on

I think we all can benefit from each other and have some fun…please all I ask when signing up, introduce Yourself to the members by just letting us know what your favourit hobbies are…

All I ask be kind and no critiquing members work…we all are at different levels and have the “Passion For Creating”  

Enjoy

Ultimate….Pockets…Knitting Bag

IMG_2845Yehhh I finished this bag ….after 3 days of sewing….I did it!!!

The pattern is at it original way a Sewing Bag…

 

I like it, but since I would never use the ironing pad on it. I decided to alter this up…

followed the pattern (except for iron pad)   ….till I came to outer panels.

I tell You I am glad I have a workhorse fo a sewing machine, Janome MC6500 . I used faux Suede and the interfacing was heavy too. Would go lighter next time in my choice of Interfacing or Stabilizer.

Then I was not sure where I had gone wrong? Somehow I ended up with two the same with outer fabric 1 facing out and second 1 facing in….NOOOOO!!! Why is that I ask? IMG_2847

 

Off to my modifications working a side panel like in the “Sew Together Bag”.  Only to realize that now the bag front and back are falling way to much open.

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OK, what next was my question? Lets turn bag inside out and make more pockets…LOL

Perfect !!! FINISHED HUwww…

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So I am looking forward to seeing the once worked up at the store…It is the first bag I have put together that has lots of zippers, pockets and folder slots.

I think this will be a great bag to go travel with. Perfect for Passports, Travel documents and yes even my DSL Camera should fit in to my modified bag…

Happy with the end result….yes not perfect with all the exact precise measures….I like it and I managed to sew it up on my own (Embroidery  section for Front pocket is a sample that was going into the garbage!)

Smiles and I get to make another one too….;-)))))

Happy Sewing

 

KnitswissYarns Exciting News

Awarded to be one of the 40 Best Knitting sights in CanadaI am smiling from cheek to cheek and so is the sun today too. I have some Exciting News to share.

 “KnitswissYarns”

Blog had been awarded to be ONE of the

 Top 40 Canada Knitting Blogs and Websites

To be listed as part of this knitting community is just absolutely AMAZING.

Congratulations to All Winners.

 I say “Thank You” for following me and making

“KnitswissYarns”

be part of a Your wonderful creation too.

YOU ARE MY BEST SUPPORTERS

 

 

Sew TOGETHER Bag

File 2018-01-30, 7 39 00 PM“Sew TOGETHER Bag” is this awesome bag  from “Sew Demented” that anyone can sew up in a day for first time using the pattern…Well it took me 5 hours for this one. Really had to think what it is telling me to do next in the pattern…and not rush into sewing sections together.File 2018-01-30, 7 38 42 PM

 

 

So I took my time and looked everything over twice before I cut or sewn the sections together..

and It worked out pretty amazing I think…This bag is perfect for Knitting or sewing notions. I’ll make a view more for sure…just need more zippers and some fabric…but guess what? SMILES……I am working Friday and Saturday so I have that alllll……right in front of me alllll day…smiles.  Ok If you like I can show you too where we have the pattern and help you with selections for the fabric ….looking forward to see you then. Really love this Sew together bag…..

Love

 

A Wonderful Christmas To All

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A Handcrafted Christmas card came in the mail last week…it is absolutely beautiful! Theresa you are a wonderful artist! Thank You

Many, many Thanks to All of You that visit my blog through-out the years and have visit me in person for knitting, crocheting or yes quilting advise at my home or at work…. I truly believe I have a wonderful friendship with so many of you.

Your comments on the blog or in person make me smile….

Thank You for believing in me  :-)))

 Wishing You and your loved once a Very Happy Christmas and  an Amazing 2018 

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This Ornament is so simple and adorable and I know it is created with much passion and love. Thanks Ave

Quilted Rug Sewing At My House

IMG_0098Yes it was a day or two of sewing

Quilted Rug Sewing At My House”

after all I work in a place that sells lots of quilting fabric at  “The Quilts Store”

 The fun part of this is, we get some amazing teachers in from time to time..but let me tell you we have several of my colleges that are amazing teachers too.

One of the classes was this

  Quilted Rugs with Al Cote

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Eggli Vest

_K0A9742With excitement and happiness can I tell you that my latest pattern called

Eggli Vest”

has been published and is available for you too to knit know.

As you all probably have been noticing  in all my latest patterns there is always a cable pattern somewhere knit into the design.

You guessed right if you said “she loves cables”

The Eggli Vest has also been knit with my own yarn

“KnitswissYarn”

 

5-7 skeins of  Sport Weight depends on the size you are knitting it. Yarn only sold directly through contacting me here on the blog or at  knitswiss@gmail.com

Pattern is available in several sizes.   Eggli Vest

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The “Eggli Vest” has been published in the latest “A Needle Pulling Thread” magazine Issue #17. You are able to download the pattern if you can’t get the magazine by clicking on the link above.

As Carla the publisher of the magazine indicates:

“The Eggli Vest is a one of the most versatile vest in a long time, wearing it upside down will give it a different look and it’s the same vest! A little cable for interest and structure, and I-cord cast off for that final touch of class.”

 

 

 

Pictures have been taken by Carla “A Needle Pulling Thread” for this magazine…..

    Carla “I had a lot of fun too…;-)))”

Thanks for the wonderful opportunity

The Shawl Pin designed by my good friend Ave is a very talented wood burning Artist. I have many items like buttons, shawl /hair pins, etc available. For more info contact me through by commenting.

Great Big Tote Bags

File 2017-08-10, 5 53 56 PMIt seems as if I can’t stop sewing these kind of bags…

Started just with two and since then it has gone to several more.  Planing to bring several of them to a retirement home for their “Tuck Shop”.  All non profit organization ….

Smiles I have more fabric to make up lots more….

Modified them a little by not adding on the zipper closer and outer pocket. Using Canvas fabric and Faux sued.

Just really wan

ted a simple bag for this project. Pattern can be found on YouTube from “Debbie Shore” really love her tutorials.

For all the outer fabric I used canvas and the lining I have several great big roles of faux suede that gives it enough of a body. Did not use any stabilizer so easy simple sewing.

I thing these bags are great for getting just a view groceries, or take your knitting along to a friend.

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Bag 8 already has a home….

 

 

Volunteer Work

File 2017-05-11, 4 08 56 PMTime to do something good for the community

So off to sewing placemats and two pillows. Several of our Special Needs Adult kids are volunteering their time at a Retirement Home in Aurora.

So I thought since I can’t help on sight, I could help out too and sew up some stuff for them to sell at the TuckShop….Lots of great fabric was donated for me to use. Thanks You !

Hopefull the TuckShop will have fun selling them too. More will come soon too….Though I hope this is a good start for now. Enjoy

With this TuckShop our Special Need Adult Volunteers learn so many great things…counting money, selling items, manage to be with others, teamwork, communicating with customers, listening to others….the list goes on and not to forget having  some fun too.