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WIP for December

I have a new place for purchasing my items.  There you will find a gallery of the Doll dresses I have available (or if  you just want to look) If you find a dress you want email me. I also have my DVD's available there. There are even some patterns available for purchase

I am getting a new camera soon so lots of new videos coming

thanks for watching and following me

My DVD's that are for Sale

Here is a list of the DVD's I have available

Vol 1 a keyhole sweater with cap sleeves  (You can choose three (3) sizes)
Vol 2 a classic sweater with cap sleeves (You can choose three (3) sizes)
Vol 3 a raglan sweater with short sleeves (You can choose three (3) sizes)
Vol 4 Build your own mitten (ladies medium/Large)
Vol 5 in the works : dishcloths on the Bond.

WIP in November

This month I am redoing my Volume 4, Some of the voice recording was very hard to hear, So I am redoing the necessary chapters.  In between that I am making 18 inch doll cloths for my store at

I have also been working on some hand made tools using polymer clay

Work in Progress

I am putting the final touches on Vol 4 Come Knit with me -- Mittens, it will be 25.00 this includes shipping
you will be creating various options for mitten on the Bond. here are some of the mittens. The introduction is the only part that has music. I do not play with music.

October WIP

I am currently designing knitted shoes the ones pictured are done on a standard machine, I want to convert them for the Bond. the pattern will be available as soon as I perfect it.

I am finished with Vol 4 of Come Knit with me.  Vol 4 is creating mittens on the bond. the dvd's are 25.00 this includes shipping and handling.

So Now I have:

Vol 1 a keyhole sweater with cap sleeves
Vol 2 a classic sweater with cap sleeves
Vol 3 a raglan sweater with short sleeves
Vol 4 Build your own mitten
Vol 5 in the works : dishcloths on the Bond.

What have I been doing

Just a short note to let you know the I am still around, I am making mittens to go on my next DVD that I am creating, I am playing with my new garter bar from KrisKrafter, which is absolutely wonderful. can't say enough about it. It make decreasing so much easier, the tines do not move on you like the hand made ones do. Believe my I have made my share of homemade garter bars. the KrisKrafer does not even compare.  I plan on a few short videos for youtube using the garter bar. So stay in touch. I will try and do the same.

new toy

I was just given a "KrisKrafter Garter Bar" with 50 pegs. I can not say enough good things about this bar. I am working on a DVD for dishcloths,  i wanted to include some garter stitch on some of them but the slow way slowed me down, But with this bar it is full steam ahead,   If you get the opportunity  to purchase one it is well worth it.  You can find it here . More info shortly

Vol 2 is Ready

I have a 2 new videos I created "Come knit with me" I show you how to make a simple keyhole sweater with cap sleeves, It is only 25.00 each (that includes shipping) You get to select 3 sizes of your choice, for each DVD you order.
Volume 1 is a keyhole sweater
Volume 2 is pull over with cap sleeves
Volume 3 is a raglan sweater with short sleeves (in process)

If you have seen any of my videos on you tube you will know that I do not edit out my "issues" how are you going to learn if I do not include how to repair them, the only thing I edit out is if I am knitting several rows with no issues.

Email  me if you are interested.

future videos will include a short sleeve pull over, kitchen appliance covers, mittens. All done on the Ultimate Sweater Machine, (will work on any flat bed machine)

Whats going on?

Lets see, I have finished the second DVD, Volume 2 of "Come Knit With Me"  This will be a series of DVD with about 4 gig of information, I will walk you through the creation of project, so far I have:

Vol 1 a keyhole sweater with cap sleeves
Vol 2 a classic sleeve sweater with cap sleeves
Vol 3 a raglan sleeve sweater with short sleeves

each DVD contains from start to finish the creation of a sweater. They are available for $25.00, this includes shipping, What you will receive is the DVD, and three sizes in the sweater demonstrated. Just email me with the sizes, I do take paypal. [I am working on getting a shopping cart.]

Other things I am working on are 18" doll outfits to go in my shop at ShopHandMade the link is on this page, I think at the top.


I have created a new DVD "Come Knit With Me"  It is an instructional DVD on creating a keyhole sweater with cap sleeves. It is available through me (just email me) or through my store:

This is the first in a series of Instructional DVD. It covers
The bottom band the back of the sweater the bottom front band the front of the sweater the collar the cap sleeves putting it all together
What you get is the dvd and three sizes of your choice of this sweater.

If you only want the sweater in one size and not the video, it will be only $1.99 Just let me know what size.

Volume 1 has a new cover.


My WIP is almost finished, it is a DVD "Come knit with me"  I make a keyhole sweater with cap sleeves, this will include 3 sizes (you choice) between newborn and  a man's size. just email if you are interested. It will be $25.00 this includes shipping to the United States. International contact me and I will let you know, You will also learn how to make the buttons.
my email address is

For those in the NC Fayetteville Area

I thought that I would share this with you.

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WIP for july

This month I am working on a DVD on creating a sweater using the Ultimate Sweater Machine. It is a keyhole sleeveless sweater top. I will be including the pattern, In the 3 sizes of your choice range from newborn up to woman 56  I will post a photo of the sweater when it is completed. If you are interested, email me the cost will be $25.00 shipping included

Some of my finished items

I thought I would share some of my finished items with you.

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New Baby Sweater

This was made on my Brother 585 at tension 10 which is the equivalent to keyplate 1. That is why I am including it here. It is a series of cables and mock fisherman rib

Baby Sweater

A while ago I filmed the creation of a baby sweater with a hood, I have now posted the pattern here. I hope you like it. Remember I do take donations to thru paypal, if you like my patterns no amount will be turned down.

Soft Pill Box Hat

This is my latest creation. It is a soft pill box hat. It is made by machine. If you need a pattern done with knitting needles let me know. pattern is to the right. At the end of today I will update the final version of this hat. It came out real nice. I like it. I have converted it to knitting needles so look for that if you need that instead.

Knitting Calculator - Calculate Yarn Requirements for a Variety of Projects at Jimmy Beans Wool

I thought I would share this.

Cheat Sheet

I wanted to share my Knitting Cheat Sheet with you, or at least  how you can create your own. I use a spread sheet to start, then
Col A I label rows
Col b  I label stitches
Col c I label comments

In col. a i list all the rows (or just the ones that I have to do something other than knit
col B I list what I have to do i.e. inc 1 or dec 1, or ssk (what ever the pattern calls for)
col C I list things like for left side or additional comments like change yarn, should have 23 rows etc. I will upload a blank for you.

You can find it here: Or to the right of this page under patterns.

Square on square up date

I have started uploading a video on the Square on Square. I am using Bernat Baby yarn in light blue with keyplate 2. (I did not want a tight knit). I will take a close up so you can see what I am talking about.  This is not working out as I planned, I still like it but it is more rectangles than squares. If you want squares you would need twice as many rows as you have stitches. Also I think when I do this again, I will put the boarder on after then it will all be going in the same direction. I like the stitch I'm using. I will post a photo of it when I get closer to being done.

I have finished the square on square.

the boarder I used makes it a bit mis shaped.

adjustments I would make:
1. not do the boarder as I do the afghan, I would attach it after
2. use 90 stitches and knit 180 rows for each block.
3. then add the boarder, cast on 12 stitches, using seam as you go add the afghan.

4. I would either square off the corners or miter them.

I am adjusting the pattern to match my find…

Square on square

I am working an a baby blanket (I had to set aside my circular blanket (I need more yarn), I will get back to it shortly
This is the rough draft of what I expect it to look like.:

It consists of four squares, square 1 is knitted with bordered along 2 sides, casting off ending where block 1 and 2 meet, rehanging the sides of block 1 to create block 2, maintaining the boarder along the side and top, repeat until 3 are complete, as I knit the rows in block 4 I will be rehanging the live stitches from block 1, (block 1 is opened cast on)   Pattern  If the above link does not work, shoot me an email. (I am trying something new.  Keep in mind this is still a work in progress.

Barbie Party Dress

I postponed my cicular heaven, I am now doing 12 inch doll cloths, I am going to make a treasure box for my grand children. Two of who I do not get to see, but I love them all the same.

In this treasure box I am going to place all kinds of things that I will be making for them. such as doll cloths, toy animals and anything else I can think of.

I am open to suggestions.  I am thinking of small things, (I do not have much room)
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Simple Baby Sweater with hood

Flat (Bottom-Up) Hip length Straight Cardigan with Moss St Band and Moss Stitch front bands Raglan shoulder with Full length Lantern/Straight sleeves with Moss St Band Flat front neck and Flat back neck with Shaped Hood
Printed: 10/25/2010 Pattern File Name: X Size: Standard Baby 10 lbs. for *
Date started: 10/25/2010Finished: *
YARN DESCRIPTION: Red Heart; Off White; 100% Acryrlic; MachineWash dry gentle
GAUGE DATA: Gauge (Stocking Stitch over 4 in = 10 cm): 16.0 sts by 24.6 rows. Body knit by Bond/ISM/USM using KP2.5 Ribbing knit by Bond/ISM/USM using KP2
FINISHED DIMENSIONS: (ins): ... with Comfortable fit. Chest:22.0Armhole:9.5Top Neck Opening:4.8 Front Neck Width:0.0 Sleeve Top:7.5Front Neck Depth:0.0 Hem Width:22.0Sleeve Bottom:7.5

Baby Sweater

This is a sweater I did for Youtube  >

Flat (Bottom-Up) Ankle length Straight Cardigan with No Hem and Moss Stitch front bands Raglan shoulder with Full length Moderate Taper sleeves with Moss St Band Round (crew) front neck and Flat back neck with Shaped Hood
             Printed: 1/22/2010 Pattern File Name: Snuggle Bug Size: Standard Baby 10 lbs. for New Born
Date started: 1/22/2010           YARN DESCRIPTION: Acrylic yarn, red heart
GAUGE DATA:    Gauge (Stocking Stitch over 4 in = 10 cm): 16.0 sts by 24.0 rows.       Body knit by Ultimate Sweater Machine using TD3       Ribbing knit by Ultimate Sweater Machine using TD3
FINISHED DIMENSIONS: (ins): ... with Moderate fit. Chest:             20.8           Armhole:           8.3 Top Neck Opening:  4.4 Front Neck Width: 2.2 Sleeve Top:        6.3 Front Neck Depth:  1.8 Sleeve Bottom:     5.1