Sunday, May 31, 2015

Test Knitting Done!

It has been such fun to work with Mary Anne Oger doing some test knitting for her.

She sent me some great mercerized cotton yarn to work with.  This yarn knits beautifully.  Mary Anne said wait until I wash and dry it (yes machine wash and into the dryer), you are going to like it a lot.  Wow was she correct!  Soft and cuddly, stitch definition is terrific and really holds it shape!  This project is all stockinette stitch one needs to be careful as any error (yours or the machine) will show!

The yarn is Bonita by Knitcraft.  I've seen this yarn suggested by Mary Anne for projects in her magazine "Knitwords" years ago but never used it, I'm sorry I hadn't.  Now I hear they may stop producing it.  Mary Anne will have the pattern available for purchase on her blog very soon - click here.  There is a ladies version too so make one for each of you!

Here are a couple of photos of the test knitting project "Manfriend Hoodie":

Just Waiting On A Proper Zipper

Zipper On It's Way
Knit In Pocket
Mary Anne Has A Great Technique For Hood Casing!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Updates And A Great Looking Machine Knit Trim

Time seems to fly doesn't it?  I've been busy with my full time day job but still knitting away.  Just started a soft pink vest and knit a bit every night.  Was starting a lace scarf for a lady who seems to love and wears some type of one daily.  As you know lace is not always cooperative and the yarn has to be perfect (for what is in my mind), that continues in between projects.

Rocking Horse Farm in St. Cloud Minnesota has asked me to teach at their September seminar.  I'm working through the topics  they want me to teach.  It will be fun, you can visit them here:  RHF

I gladly agreed to test knit a new pattern for Mary Anne Oger.  The yarn arrived yesterday and once she has time to finish the pattern (and send it off) I'll be creating sparks on the machine to get it done quickly.  If you would like to visit her website click on her name above.

Lastly, Diana Sullivan, in celebration of her more than 10,000 YouTube subscribers and over 3,000,000 views has posted a  beautiful tailored edge trim video on her blog & on YouTube.  I can see this trim on so many items.  Click here to check it out: Latch Tool Cast On Trim