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the KWH iPad Show #9 💜 the knitting reel artistry of Greg Climer

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Hello & Welcome
to my 9th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is an artistic yarn about a
real knit scarf designed like a movie film reel 🙂

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Yay, it’s the weekend! Time to kick back with the needles for a bit of knitting R&R 🙂 Our weekend forecast says it’s finally going to rain. We’re hoping for a downpour, since water bills are expensive and our lawns/gardens are getting pretty thirsty! Saturday the 13th is also World Wide Knit In Public Day. Will you be joining KIP friends to celebrate WWKIP Day? My rainy day weekend plan is to simply stay home, watch movies and knit…

Knitting and movies just seem to go together, wouldn’t you say? And for New York fashion designer, Greg Climer, they are kniterally the reel deal 😉 Reel as in film. And film, as in his 19-second “watchable scarf” test reel. The test stretches about as long as a New York City block and took about a year and a half to make! Frame-by-knitted-frame… he’s turning film into fabric and fabric into film! Climer endeavours to knit a 2-4 minute yarn story next. Wow, amazing art! Just imagine the reel length of that scarf!!!

Watch his 19-second test reel, below. Click here and here to read more about Climer’s fab fibrous film.

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Introducing… my Bramble❤tini Heart knitting pattern

–— 💜 Have you thought about buying a copy of my knitting pattern today? 💜

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Thank you for visiting my Knitting With Heart blog today!
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Feel free to share links to my posts 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you!

Have a great weekend! ♥ Jackie


Have no fear… the Pumpkin Bramble❤tini Boooookmark is here!

Bramble❤tini bookmarkTonight is halloween. And since I love pumpkins, I thought it’d be nice to spice things up and treat myself to a pumkin-ized Bramble❤tini Heart Boooookmark… Mmwah hahahahaaa…
What do you think of it? I think it’s a neat little treat—not scary at all. And the only trick was a cinch, since my stash just happened to have “pumpkin” coloured yarn 😉

You can buy this pattern today for just $1.50, via Craftsy and Ravelry (I’m still trying to figure out how to add a PayPal link directly to this blog). Then you can start knitting your very own Bramble❤tini Heart “pumpkin patch” right away, using pumpkin/harvest coloured yarns 🙂

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The pattern PDF includes instructions to knit
2-sided AND 1-sided Bramble❤tini Hearts.

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HOW TO MAKE: the Bramble❤tini Heart Bookmark with a drawstring loop
(as pictured, featuring flexible design to fit various sizes of books).

1. Knit a heart.
 — knit either one 2-sided heart,
— — or knit two 1-sided hearts (increasing needle size to make the back heart
— — slightly larger than the front, then sewing the two 1-sided hearts together).
2. Cut a length of yarn.
 — I used a strand measuring approximately 3x the height of my book.
3. Secure one end of the yarn strand to inside (WS) of the 2 sides.
4. Insert the other yarn end (out toward RS) through the heart’s backside B&T.
 — pull just enough to tie a big knot, making this your pull-tab end.

Bramble❤tini bookmark BACK

That’s it!
Wrap the loop around your book and never lose your page again 🙂
And remember, I’m right here if anyone has any questions.

Need more pumpkin ideas?
Pick something pinteresting from this pumpkin patch of links…

Keep Safe ❤ Jackie

 











Introducing… my Bramble♥tini Heart knitting pattern

Today, it is with great pleasure that I introduce to you my
own original Bramble♥tini heart-shaped knitting pattern design!

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I hope you will check it out now and like what you see 🙂
I hope you will like what you see and send it to your checkout!
Most of all, I hope you will “♥” it as much as I do!

Good things come in small packages, they say…
And if you’ve already knit the Sweetie♥KNIT♥Heart,
then the Bramble♥tini Heart is just a bit bigger…
So think hearty thoughts, because you’re ready to knit it up!

The Bramble♥tini Heart knitting pattern
is available for purchase @ Ravelry & Craftsy.

Purchase the 3-page PDF today and start knitting
single- or double-sided Bramble♥tini Hearts tonight,
using your choice of yarn in 1-4 colours per heart.

BrambleTINI_introLooking forward to hearing what you think… ♥ Jackie


knitted knots & loose ends ❤

For a while now, I’ve been obsessively focused upon prepping to publicize my next knitting pattern. For even longer, I’ve been dreaming of starting an Etsy shop. Now (thanks to dear friends who cared enough to give me the ol’ kick-in-the-pattern-publishing-pants I needed/deserved), my very own Bramble❤tini design will soon mark the start of what I hope will be a long line of unique knitting patterns for sale at my upcoming Etsy shop!

BrambleTINI Loose Ends

Thanks for clicking this image to see my gravatar profile—which includes links to Ravelry, Craftsy, Facebook, Pinterest… and wherever else I’ll be posting new pattern info ❤


It’s been a lot of work to get to this point. Time’s been short, Inboxes have grown long, but now the job of getting started is finally nearly done! Then again, are labours of love ever really quite done? Maybe not, but that’s okay… because they’re fun!

ttys ❤ Jackie

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Philippians 1:6
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

“For I am confident of this very thing,
that He who began a good work in you will
perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Chilly enough for a Warm Winter Giveaway!

Hello All 🙂 . Here in north-central Alberta, we’re now one month into spring. One quick glance from the calendar to the slow-melting scene outside, though, will immediately confirm that our weather is falling way behind schedule. Yesterday was gorgeous at +8ºC. It was great to knit out there in direct sun for a bit 🙂 This has helped re-charge my summer knitting hopes, and I remain certain that the snow will all melt in time for autumn’s first snowfall… ughhh! But what is a wanna-be-knitting-outside knitter to do?!? . . . Enter the “Woolhogs—online natural fibres shop” yarn give-away! That ought to turn any boohoo’s into woohoo’s 🙂 . . . Thank you Woolhogs, for interrupting my wintery thoughts with this exotic yarn giveaway. The mere thought of winning is like a mini-vacation. It’s like an escape to the land of African Expression in the form of HARMONY 100% Merino wool 🙂 . . . And thank goodness I’ve been following the KnitXpressions blog. Otherwise, this woolly thought might’ve come and gone without my ever realizing it 🙂 . . . Enter now! Winner will be announced on Monday, April 22nd. Good luck! ❤ Jackie

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give away african expressions copy

It’s as simple as that!

Please LIKE Woolhogs on FB and then LIKE & SHARE this pic to be in with a chance of winning this warm little winter stash of 8 x balls African Expression HARMONY 100% Merino wool in Beige, Cream, Charcoal & Deep Red!

Winner will be announced on Monday the 22nd of April

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❤ I LOVE YARN ❤

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I love yarn…
cotton, wool, paper or plastic.
I love yarn…
and think my stash is fantastic!

I love yarn tails…
when they’re hidden in fabrics.
I love yarn tales…
spun from words into dramatics.

I love yarn…
knit in the shape of a heart.
I love yarn tales…
with Cary Grant knitting his part!

❤  I LOVE YARN  ❤

poem written by
Jackie Loewen © 2012