Sunday, May 7, 2017



Canada's 150th Birthday - July 1, 2017


Our knitting group has put out a challenge to make something to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.  I decided to knit a flag which when blocked, sewn and lined will become my sunglass case in the car.

I downloaded a pattern and did the whole thing using my Intarsia Carriage on my SK 360 Standard Machine.

What a fun project!  I'm anxious to see what others in our club have come up with to celebrate as well.

I am thinking of a sweater with the maple leaf on the back and maybe CANADA printed somewhere... Have to use red and white of course but I may do the bulk of the sweater in grey with black outlines or interesting bars.....  Still working on that one!

Here is the first photo of my little sunglass case as it has come off the machine.

More to come when I get it blocked, sewn and lined!


Blocked & Measuring the lining.

Lining Sewn up


Glass Case completed

I didn't like the white edge of the lining showing at the opening.  I got some red binding and put it on that outer opening of the lining. Then I sewed it together with the outer knitted part and it looks great.  Happy with this little project.




Wednesday, March 15, 2017

 Sweater/Jacket for Grand-daughter "Maddy"

I finally finished this basic crew neck cardigan/jacket with set in sleeves.  Maddy didn't want buttons/buttonholes (which was great as far as I was concerned).  She prefers to wear these sweaters loosely or wrapped around her therefore no need for buttons/buttonholes...

I used my old Knitware program size 38 (as she likes her sweaters kind of roomy) which should be fine for her slim trim figure.  My knitware program still works on an old laptop I have with Windows 7 and I would be most upset if I ever lost it as it is such a great program.

Here is a quick photo of the final cardigan/jacket.  Colour is a lot lighter than the actual but close enough.


Made with my LK 150 - Bernat Baby Sport Yarn
Hope she likes it!


I think she likes it - look at that beautiful smile!



Saturday, March 11, 2017

Intarsia is fun!

Our knit club asked me to do a demo on intarsia or picture knitting.  So I got to work and came up with a simple block pattern that would teach them how to move from color to color and a how to create and read/follow a graph.   It was a fun day and I think a few were inspired to go home and give it a try.  Hopefully we will see some of their endeavours at our March meeting/knit-in.

Here is a small sweater I did as a sampler:

Made using my LK150 and AG10 Intarsia Carriage

This little project also gave a lesson on seaming which can always be a challenge.  We looked at how to deal with all the ends that needed to be dealt with when the project was finished and also how to deal with the yarn color changes as they occur so we wouldn't have any unsightly holes!
I think it was a great learning session and I sure enjoyed "playing" with intarsia myself.



Thursday, February 9, 2017

Roly-Poly Clown:

I have had several requests for this pattern so I'm making it available here for anyone that wishes to give it a try.  Have fun with it.  A lot are making them up to give to the fire and police departments to hand out to small children when under stress after an accident or fire etc.  Great idea.

Here is the link:     Roly Poly Clown Pattern