Author Archives: pauline

Hal Spacejock: Second Course by Simon Haynes

Hal Spacejock: Second Course by Simon Haynes My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you liked the first book, then this one is a must-read. It’s been years since I’ve had this much fun reading a book. I found it … Continue reading

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The Academy (Lost Tales of Power) by Vincent Trigili

The Academy by Vincent Trigili My rating: 5 of 5 stars I enjoyed this book even more than Volume One: The Enemy of an Enemy. It’s fast-paced and scene changes are handled nicely. I like the mix of tech and … Continue reading

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Inserting a Zipper

The first part of the story of making this cardigan was in a previous post Cabled Cardigan My favourite method of inserting zippers into knits is to use the garment yarn and a knit repair (mini latch-hook) tool to chain … Continue reading

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Cabled Cardigan

I am FINALLY almost done the cabled cardigan commission I’ve been working on!  All that’s left is to sew in the zipper.  This was one of those projects where, if it could go wrong, it did. I had to reknit … Continue reading

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Swatch it!

The project I’m working on now is a good example of why it’s so important to swatch when machine knitting.  It’s a cabled cardigan and as you can see from this picture it looks HUGE when on the machine compared … Continue reading

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Skinny Sponge Bar Replacement

Now, this sponge bar is NOT for the Singer 120 (or similar 8mm machines) but is a skinny one from an old standard machine I have, a Kappa Model 10. The weather stripping is 1/8” x 3/8” with adhesive on … Continue reading

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Help IDing KM Sheet

I’ve got some paper sheets for a knitting machine but I don’t know which one they belong to.  Any help identifying them would be great!  They are 16 7/8 in. by 21 7/8 in. (43 cm by 55.5 cm). Thanks … Continue reading

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Hooded Baby Blanket/Towel

Quickie project: hooded baby blanket/towel for friends of ours. I actually finished this a couple weeks ago but had to wait til we gave it to them to post it. 🙂 This was done in a promo yarn from Bernat … Continue reading

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A Sweater for ME :)

Well, all projects got put on hold when I got a knitting commission last week.  Since I had to wait a few days for the yarn to come in, Dan suggested I use the time to do up a ribbed … Continue reading

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DIY 8mm Knitting Machine Tools

Here are some of the tools Dan has made for me for my Bond. At the top are two claw weights made from forks, fishing weights and s-hooks.  Across the bottom there are 2 claw weights made from forks and … Continue reading

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