Loading My Warping Reel

The last project of my loom has come off… New one to begin. With that said I had to figure out how to do use my warping reel. First time ever.

Sure it was kind off unsure of what to do next. But it actually was not to complicated to figuring it out. “Yes I Can” Just followed the instructions as in many other things … Someone tells me to read the manuals… or go to YouTub. So I did and look it up. Seemed to work out not to bad.

Homemade Salad Dressing

Not long ago I thought why not do another creamy Salad Dressing for when I have lettuce or cabbage again.

I have had this recipe for so many years now and every time I make it it turns out different. I have the base ingredient all written down. But honestly I am always change things up. Even in my knitting I modify the pattern usually. Unless it is a order for someone special.

So here is my video of the the Creamy Salad Dressing I made from scratch:

Solar Plexus Vest

IMG_0160Solar Plexus Vest

This seasons newest pattern of mine has been published and shown on front cover of “A Needle Pulling Thread” Magazine.

Available at Chapters in store and at my work place.

Solar Plexus Vest has been designed and created for “KnitswissYarns”

As you can see this pattern has been in the works since last winter and as Summer is almost coming to its end and with Fall-Season just around the corner. This stylish and uniquely knit Solar Plexus Vest will be perfect for a little cooler days at home, in office or for your zen moments ajoga classes.

I truly hope to bring a little sunshine to your Season with my “Solar Plexus Vest”  pattern.

Enjoy and happy knitting, let me know how you enjoy this pattern please. At this time only available in magazine and there web site. I’ll post it on Raverly once I am allowed to do so.

Your feedback is always welcomed and with the purchas of any of my patterns just like “Solare Plexus Vest” I too will receive half of the $. This will make it possible to keep on desining special fun unique patterns for You to knit. Thank You.

Jacqueline

KnitswissYarns

 

Eggnog And Rum

IMG_4089“Eggnog And Rum”

Table-runner

I tell you working in a fabric store can be fun. Especially when in the middle of the summer you receive Christmas print fabrics….nooo I love the summer heat……I really don’t want to think about that cold winter time…gurr. I prefer and love the summer heat we are having now.

So on a quieter day at work I thought I’ll give that embroidery machine,                      “Alliance” by Baby Lock a try again. I like working with that machine.

 

Just a fun table runner with no exact pattern really just have fun …..

  “Sugar”, “Milk”, “Rum”, and “Eggnog”

Then added the  Lite Steam-A-Seam2 to the back of the embroidered words and cut them to shapes of your liking. Do the same with panel fabric sections. I left about 1/4″ all around each sections.  I like them to fray a bit once it will get washed. Not sure how that will work out at this time but if you want to secure each section with the raw edge application method.

I already cut my green background fabric that measures 9.5″ x 36″ then added all around a 2″ border. Now add the cut out words and panel sections to the runner as you like.

Add the heat resistant batting and backing and pin all well so that you can work your free motion quilting. This part can be a lot of fun just let your creative mind take over….tirm the outside off and add a binding just like for quilts.

Happy Sewing

 

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…

Entrelac Tutorials

IMG_0821I have put together a view videos in sections so hopefully this will make it easier to knit Your next Entrelac project too. I have still one more video section to do and that would be:

(Base cast on Triangles Part 1 ….)

by clicking on each section below to view video you’ll get redirected to my YouTub Account.

Right Middle Block squares    Part 2

Left Edge Triangle    Part 3

Left Middle Block Squares   Part 4

Right Edge Triangle     Part 5

Finals Edge  Cast Off Tringle  Part 6

 

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

 

Spring Fling Worsted Weight Yarn

“Spring Fling”

Limited Edition

Worsted Weight Yarn available at Unwind Yarn House

KnitswissYarns Worsted Weight
Yarn is now available at Unwind Yarn House in Newmarket, Ontario

is also a 100% Superwash Merino Wool
Yardage 183 meters / 200 yards 
Weight 115 grams / 4 oz
Needle Size: 4-5 mm / US 6-8
Gauge: 20-18 sts to 10cm / 4″
Care: Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat

All my KnitswissYarns have been Hand Dyed right here in Canada.

Special care has been taken to eliminate the bleeding of colour. However all Hand dyed yarns can bleed at first view wash. Please wash separately from any other items.

if you use more than one skein for a project I suggest to alternate the skeins at all time
“Spring Fling” I love the feeling I get form this colour combo. Spring is just around the corner…. colour is available only for a short time.

 

Could Not “Resist” Sewing Today…

File 2018-02-04, 6 48 26 PMThis Sew Together Bag is so much fun to sew up…and I am getting better at it too.

I have a view more I’ll be sewing together with fabric I just love, love, love….I think they are great gifts for ….friends and family.

 

 

 

The gold silver one  below I pieced fabric together with the curved piecing method…and used a shorter zipper to make it more like a purse.

Perfect for NOTIONS of all kinds even Toiletries,Cosmetic or Jewellery I guess…

Smiles just in case you are not into knitting or sewing…I think this would be perfect to take along on a trip.

I will try sewing up another really great bag that we have a class at my work.…so itching to sew that one up too. I just need the pattern  for it…

 

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

 

Zipper Dilemma

Zipper was to long……

NOOOOO!

Now what?

Thought I’ll show you how I fixed this issue…..

I had to replace a zipper on my hubby’s winter coat. I guess I could have taken it to the local dry cleaning place that will replace zippers  at $30+ ….nonono I have a good sewing machine and I am sure I can do this too.

File 2018-01-27, 2 54 29 PMSo I cut the top end of zipper off. Then took the piece I cut off reversed the teeth into the ends of the zipper so they now are interlocked with each other. As I needed a stopper at the top so the zipper-pully doesn’t come off zipper end.

I had a wood burning iron around the house from my kids that thy don’t use anymore. Took this and melted the two teeth that now are interlocked together. Voila I have a stopper on each side now…Sooo easy and perfect. Just needed to cut off the fabric part now and kind of melt the zipper fabric that has been cut so it would not fray