Dates Added

I just added dates to the patterns under "Links to my patterns" so you will know where to find the tutorials that go with them. Please find the tutorials under the year, month and day listed next to the pattern listed. Thanks and enjoy! If you have any questions please feel free to write me at the address in my profile.

Remember these are my own patterns that I drew the patterns for and wrote the tutorials for. I offer these patterns for free for you to make for yourself, as gifts, or even to sell BUT please do NOT claim my patterns as your own or put them on your website. You may put a link to my site on your website. Please be respectful. You would want the same respect for your patterns. Thank you. God bless.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Loom-A-Long Sweater part 5

First measure across the shoulder of the back like in the picture below:
Measure this same amount from the outsides of the sweater fronts.  Measure from the outside in.  Remember they will be opposite--one for the right side of the sweater and one for the left side of the sweater.  From that point bind off the rest of the stitches.



Now to finish the front sides you will need to measure from the front of your neck, where it indents at the bottom of the throat to the shoulder.  You will have to come away from the neck to do this and measure up to where the seam on your blouse, shirt or dress is on the shoulder.  This should measure about 4-5 inches.  On the diagram below this will be "step two".  (Step one was for the back of the sweater.)

 With the stitches you have left on the loom knit the inches you measured from the bottom of the throat to the shoulder seam placement on each side.  Bind off.

I will be back in a couple of weeks with the next step!  I hope you are enjoying this loom-a-long!  God bless.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Big Mac anyone???

I wanted to share some picture of the Mackinaw Bridge that connects the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan.  These pictures were taken on a sunnier day!



There is NO elevator to the top of the tower.  It is a LADDER that goes up to the top of these towers.  The towers from the top of  the water below to the very top of towers is 552 feet.  This bridges has it own maintenance crew that keeps up with the painting and any fix-ups that need to be done.  Here is a website that shows this, these are amazing pictures:  http://yoopersteez.com/post/journey-to-the-top-of-the-mackinac-bridge

At this bridge is where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron come together.  Here are some water pictures.  One of the things I love about Michigan is that our peninsulas are surrounded by big, gorgeous lakes.  Our lakes are just beautiful!!
You can see some of the islands in the distance.
This looks blurry but it is the waves of Lake Huron.


 Here are some websites about Big Mac also called Mighty Mac!:  Facts and Figures:  http://www.mackinacbridge.org/facts--figures-16/
Look at some of these pictures.  Can you imagine yourself up that high to work on the bridge, perhaps to paint the rails that goes to the towers?
General info:  http://www.mackinacbridge.org/
We have an annual bridge walk: http://www.mackinacbridge.org/annual-bridge-walk-7/
In the tower and at the top:  http://yoopersteez.com/post/journey-to-the-top-of-the-mackinac-bridge
From Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackinac_Bridge
Video cams, First one has no video, there are two more under it and they change every few minutes:  http://www.mackinacbridge.org/bridge-cam-20/

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Loom-a-Long part 4 Throw-on sweater

 I call this sweater "Throw-on Sweater" because it is just what it says--to throw it on.  I didn't make it with button holes or button, just throw it on to keep you warm on chilly days.  The name also relates to the scripture verse:  "Casting all your cares upon Him (the Lord); for He cares for you." 1Peter 5:7 in the King James version.  I also like the New Living Translation that says, "Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you."  This sweater, hopefully will remind us to do this!  The Lord loves you so very much!!

Now to the front!

Both sides:

Measure from your side across the front at the largest point, whether across the chest or the belly.  Add 6 inches; 2 for overlapping the fronts and 4 for the fabric relaxing as it comes down from the loom.  Measure where you want the sweater to hit on your hip the bottom of the indent at the bottom of your throat.

Measure the loom and mark as you did with the back:  3 knit, 3 purl and end with 3 knit.

Use crochet cast on and work ribbing for 9 rows then knit for the length you measured.  Then stop and wait for next directions.

If you have any questions please write me at the address located in my profile.  Happy looming and God bless!

First post:  http://michiganloonyloomer.blogspot.com/2011/11/loom-long-sweater-project-throw-on.html
Part one:  http://michiganloonyloomer.blogspot.com/2011/12/loom-long-sweater.html
Part two:  http://michiganloonyloomer.blogspot.com/2011/12/lal-part-2-of-back-of-sweater.html
Part three:  http://michiganloonyloomer.blogspot.com/2012/01/loom-long-part-3.html
Two ways to knit:  http://michiganloonyloomer.blogspot.com/2011/12/lal-two-ways-to-knit.html

Dates Added

I just added dates to the patterns under "Links to my patterns" so you will know where to find the tutorials that go with them. Please find the tutorials under the year, month and day listed next to the pattern listed. Thanks and enjoy! If you have any questions please feel free to write me at the address in my profile.

Remember these are my own patterns that I drew the patterns for and wrote the tutorials for. I offer these patterns for free for you to make for yourself, as gifts, or even to sell BUT please do NOT claim my patterns as your own or put them on your website. You may put a link to my site on your website. Please be respectful. You would want the same respect for your patterns. Thank you. God bless.

Pre-Op for Sweaters and Shrugs

This "Pre-Op for Sweaters and Shrugs" is to help you with sizing. There is a place for arm length, body length, wrist size---every thing you need to keep track of to make my sweaters and shrugs. The download button is on the right. You can copy off as many as you need sweaters and shrugs for. If you have any questions about this please let me know and I will try to help.