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Friday, January 23, 2015

Problem with my blog

I have not been able to upload pictures to my blog for some time now for the patterns I have made. I do not know how to fix it, and I can't get in touch with the people that handle the blog.  Any one with any ideas how to fix this please write me at

thanks, Nina

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Spiral Bed Socks

Spiral Bed Socks No.2251 from Bucilla Hand Knit Socks 1960

Bucilla Machine Washable Fingering (2 ply yarn)
Yarn, 1 oz. skeins, 3 skeins.
Knitting Needles: Sock Needles, 1 set Size 1.

GAUGE:          9 rounds  1 inch

Cuff - Cast on 56 sts, divide on 3 needles, join, being careful not to twist stitches. Work even in k 2. p 2 ribbing for 6 rounds.

Eyelet Round - * Yo, k 2 tog.,  p 2; repeat from * around. Work ribbing for 6 more rounds.

Change to Spiral Pattern - K 4, P 4 alternately, for 4 rounds. * At beg. of next round, k 5, just once; then p 4, k 4 to end of round, end p 3, K 1 St from next needle onto needle in use; then k 4, p 4, for 3 more rounds. Repeat from * spiral pattern. 1 st to left every 4 rounds. until sock measures 11 ins. from beg. At this point try sock on, to determine length required before toe; work more rounds if a longer sock is desired.

TOE - (You will be decreasing 1 stitch in each group of k4 and p4)

First dec. rd - Beg. with first round of pat., k 1, k 2 tog.. k 2; p 4. * k 1, k 2 tog., k 1, p 4; repeat from * around. ending last purled group 1 St to left of preceding round as before. K 3, p 4 alternately, for 2 more rounds.

2nd dec. rd - K 4 (this moves pattern 1 st to left), p 1, p 2 tog.. p 1; * k 3. p 1, p 2 tog., p 1; repeat from * to end of round. K 3. p 3 alternately, for 2 more rounds.

(You will be decreasing 1 stitch in each group of k3 and p3)

3rd dec. rd - K 1, k 2 tog., k 1 (thus moving pattern 1 St to the left), p 3; * k 2 tog., k 1, p 3; repeat from * to end of round. K 2, p 3 alternately, for 2 more rounds.

4th dec. round - K 3 (thus moving pattern 1 St to left), p 2 tog.. p 1; * k 2, p 2 tog., p 1; repeat from * to end of round. K 2,  p 2 alternately, for 2 rounds.

5th dec. round - K 1, * slip 1, k 1, pass slipped st over k St. k 2; repeat from * to end of round. K 1 round even.

6th dec. round - K 1. * slip 1, k 1, pass slipped st over k St. k 1; repeat from * to end of round. K I round even. K every 2 sts tog.. until 7 sts remain. Fasten off leaving a 12-in. end. Draw end through all 7 Sts twice, tighten and darn in end.  Repeat for second sock

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Nifty Knits

Nifty Knits  by Sandy Lightfoot
 BK010 $13.00 plus P& H.  22 pages. For standard gauge punch card & Electronic machines, ribber needed for two patterns. You will love the ease of these 9 really cute fun patterns designed with the beginner in mind. The cute bear can be made up in about an hour, great for gift giving. Learn some new techniques, and have fun making some very useful items. Weaving pattern too. Some patterns take very small amounts of yarn,  Charts, diagrams,  250-423-7176

Sunday, January 11, 2015

How to turn the corners

At My House Sewing

How to turn corners 

1. To turn the corner, sew to end of edge of corner to turn. ( Photo A)

Photo A

Photo B

Remove square from machine.
Cut thread. Fold back of binding up in place against 
the back of the square. ( Photo B )
Photo C

 3.  Fold the top of binding down on top of square, (Photo C) and adjust the corner so that both back and front of corner line up.  

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Bulky Cotton Top

Bulky Cotton Top by Kathryn Doubrley

 $20.00 instant download, 35 pages. Long, short or no sleeve at all, with or without collars, button up the front or pullover, or just mix and match, you’ll find something you will want to make with this amazing collection of patterns. Finished bust sizes vary from 32 to 62 on some of the patterns, and only one pattern requires the use of a ribber. You can use these patterns over and over and since it’s for the bulky, you can also use wool for winter wear. Diagrams, charts, pictures. This is a must have for your pattern library.