Machine knit fabric with crochet edges.
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold, Silky Wool
Fibers: 65% wool, 35% silk
Yarn made in Italy
Sewing pattern: Style ARC, ESME DESIGNER KNIT TOP
I took the yarn from the hanks and rolled nice stiff balls with center strands that pulled out with even tension. I like to work with silk fiber in the mix because it’s slightly sticky and stays on the needles of the knitting machine. This is the first yarn I have managed to work so tightly on my LK 150. The drape of the knitted Silky Wool is straight without curling problems. I don’t recall any unravelling strands or knots coming undone. Love this yarn!
Pattern piece outlines are glued with a fine line of fabric glue on both sides. Seams are yarn sewn and then bound with a crochet stitch. Cheating? You bet!
The Esme top is longer in the back than the front.
Crochet flower accents on the front neckline.
Knitting machine set to three needles forward, one back.
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When I moved into my house some rooms had yellow walls. And I asked myself “How do I feel in this yellow room?” The answer was not good; actually kind of sickly.
They say a bright, strong yellow room can make babies cry and couples divorce. Not sure who “they” are but not taking any chances with my mental state I promptly painted the walls.
I like a yellow that does not scream YELLOW! That’s not for me. I am not an Olympic athlete going for the gold. I want a yellow that is happy and slightly muted with a air of sophistication when paired with gray.
My shade of yellow.
Pattern drafted from a sweater I own. The draft much shorter in length than the original.
Loose swing styling with knobby texture and braided button loop.
Machine knit fabric
Lion Brand Yarn, Homespun, Golden
Yellow stained coconut shell button
1. Pin pattern to knitted fabric. Tape around pattern with a removable tape.
2. Machine stitch inside the tape line 2 times or use a double needle.
3. Cut outside the machine stiches; tape goes with the excess fabric. Crochet around each piece to hold edges in place. Hand or machine sew pieces together.
I had to make sure and show you the wonderful pens my husband Roger has been making with wood from our forested home and re-purposed materials. You can now find his pens exclusively sold at Moments by Norri, a shop for creating memorable gatherings and finding local artisan gifts.
This one is one of my favorites:
Gatsby Style Twist
In spalted and highly figured Norway maple burl and gold titanium finish
The maple was submerged in green dye and processed for 24 hours in a vacuum chamber. This piece was then heated to harden and stabilize the dye before turning on a vintage wood lathe.
This pen is part of a Norway maple that fell during a snowstorm at my forested home in Portland, Oregon. A burl is a rounded knotty, irregular growth that when polished has elegant decorative detail.
Knit panels with crochet accents.
Main yarn: Plymouth Yarn, Homestead Tweed, Burnt orange, 90% wool, 10% donegal, made in Peru
Bottom band: Lang Yarns, Finn, 72% virgin wool, 28% acrylic, made in Italy
I am new to using a knitting machine. My interest, I confess, is not in knitting garments with fancy stitches but rather combining different knitted yarn fabrics and textures together to create unique designs. I thought the Silver Reed LK150 Knitting Machine would be the perfect tool for my needs. They call this machine a work-horse and it is.
This sweater is my own design by draping the dress form. I let the sweater evolve as I went and ended up with these semi-bell sleeves that a friend’s blouse inspired me to add.
The autumn dance was soon and Josephine was so excited to go.
A shorter in length party dress would be so pretty and she wanted to look her best for such an occasion. Josephine most definitely wanted something with grass flowers. Grass flowers were all the rage; everyone would be wearing them.
With these ideas in mind she set out to the forest to find her dress and came upon one later that day. Around the waist a brocade of small rust and purple chrysanthemums with blackberry and huckleberry beads. Fading hydrangea blossoms made up the bodice and a delicate pansy jewel button dotted the front.
I have made a few quilts over the years and I thought I would share some. This Blue and White Tea quilt my sister and I made for a family member. This person likes tea, blue and white china and a splash of bright color here-and-there. At the fabric store we picked out all the blues that would go with a tea cup and pot fabric.
This quilt is constructed of squares and occasional four triangles making up a square. To give it a slightly formal touch we made the edging and binding out of a simple stripe.