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‘Twas knit-erally a year later… Christmas 2016 staircase decor just in time for Christmas 2017 🎄🎶🎉🎁😍

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how to make a heartfelted Bramble❤tini loop ornament ||| Knitting With HeartWell it’s beginning to look a lot like last year’s Christmas, now that my fibrously festive decor pics are finally packaged into a presentable post… HA! Why does time always fly so fast?!?

Anyhoo… holding an iPad completely still for stills can be a bit of a challenge. So in today’s photo gallery, I’ve included one especially blurred shot to emphasizes the crAZy of my logic to share Christmas photos a year late …LoL… But OhhhHo boy… really gotta get cracking on THIS year’s decorating! Family’s coming to visit from Manitoba and it’s gonna be extra fun… ‘though may need a Christmas miracle to get it all done! 

‘Twas last Christmas when my nimble knitting fingers stitched the first fleecy prototype for my upcoming “It’s ALL about Jesus” mosaic knitting pattern design. I’d hoped to have it published by now, but these things take time. For now, I’m extremely thankful to have my ol’ iMac back and slowly-yet-surely moving forward with pattern layout preparations! Currently stitching my 4th sample—see lovely group shot of em’ all laid flat on a striped bath towel “blocking mat” 😉 

Do you believe Christmas (and life in general) is all about Jesus? It truly warms my heart and soothes my soul to knit such comforting words ❤

Feel free to click the following photos and climb my stairway decor from Christmas past… 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016… Hope you’ll also enjoy the fireside Christmas music video and/or meaningful message from one of my favourite preachers,  Pastor Charles Lawson 🙂


Christmas hearts decorated staircase

Christmas 2013 ❤

stair railing decorated with handknit hearts

Christmas 2014 ❤

Christmas knit/crochet decorated staircase

Christmas 2015 ❤

Christmas knitting decorations

Christmas 2016 ❤

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Wishing you a woolerfully festive Christmas! 😍 ♥ Jackie


my thankful heart 💜

James 1:2-3
Journeys in Grace pic — "Let the music of your heart create a joyful noise unto the Lord.

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James 1:2-3 — Consider it pure joy, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

Romans 8:28 — "And we know that in all things GOD works for the good of those who love Him... who have been called according to His purpose"

Season’s greetings, Everyone!

Ohhh boy… the WP snowfall has begun, Thanksgiving on both sides of the 49th parallel are done and it’s less than a month ’til Christmas! My thankful heart better kick into gear or today’s “Thankful Thursday” post will be late, too…

The past few years have been rough. Yet through it all, we’ve trusted God (and by “God” I’m talking about Jesus) to provide for our needs. Personal plans are always falling short. But today, I’m especially thankful for His revival of my ol’ iMac… Yup, back again after about 10 days of dead silence in the wake of my 200th blog post… phewww!!!

I think God allows troubles because in His omniscient wisdom He knows troubles lead to thinking—and thinking leads to thanking ❤ For instance, I’m thinking my ol’ iMac can’t last much longer. The internal HD is shot (sighhh… lost tons of summer photos, ‘though that’s my own fault for not saving them before the crash), so it’s hooked up to run (more slowly) via an old external HD form of life support :-/ Still, all this thinking lifts my heavy heartfelt thoughts in thanksgiving toward Heaven for The Lord’s faithful provision—gotta ❤ how that works!

Beyond thankful, actually, for this umpteenth chance at renewed focus on my original knitting goal! That goal is to prepare as many proper layouts as possible for the many half-prepped designs God has heartily inspired me to write. SO many half-done prototypes, but it’ll sure feel good to finally format them into PDFs for SALE! Lord willing, I’ll finish the task … before… y’know… silence strikes again!

Yay… one pattern up for sale!
Slowly yet surely, stitch by stitch and step-by-step 🙂 ❤

How big is this problem on a scale of one to God?

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Wishing you a productive week! ♥ Jackie


my 200th blog post 💜 show’s over… hooray!!!

keyboard with hand-knit birdie/flowersiMac with June backyard in bloomkeyboard with hand-knit birdie/flowersHello & Welcome to my “curtain call” episode for seasons 1 & 2 of the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is the one thing my heart’s been longing to write for the longest time… my iMac is BACK!!! 🙂

Seasons come and go, and now November has us blanketed in snOw! But the story behind today’s post began way back in the spring of 2014, when for 6 solid weeks my iMac fell comatose. Question then was whether to fold or pick up my iPad and go with the flow?!? Choosing the latter allowed this blog to grow and also set my heart to overflow!

Then one year later (nearly to the day), another fork split my blogful way when that sleepy ol’ iMac of mine died again!!! We were sure it was gone for good, this time :-/ Still, we kept trying to restart it. And for 2+ years, the iPad said hello, while the ol’ iMac had become a photo prop for “the show”… Good thing too ’cause those pics kept us from depositing it at the recycle depot 🙂

Finally lo and behold in June 2017 after this post, we gave it one.more.try and my iMac said a bright-eyed hello!!! Thank You Jesus for hearing my prayers and answering with a keen sense of heavenly humour by “replacing” my ol’ iMac with none other than my ol’ iMac… HA! 😛 Definitely a bright spot amidst our crumbling-grumbling world. And what a relief to be loosed from my iMac’s merry-go-round ❤ Indeed, it took several days before I could pick my jaw up off the ground! 😉

So for today’s 200th blog post, I’m celebrating God’s earthly provision ❤ For it is His provision that has enabled me to knit this whole mess into 8 + 85 KWH iPad Show posts PLUS welcome 1,000+ fresh faces into blogful followship PLUS keep my sanity!

And to all of you dear readers…
my heartfelt appreciation for your hearty support and encouragement along the way! ❤

Now here we go… the complete
list of links from “the KWH iPad Show” 🙂

 

the KWH iPad Show ♥ season 2 ♥ 85 episodes
(2+ years from Easter 2015 ’til Easter 2017) 

#65 💜 summer solstice… new day dawning

#64 💜 tangled heartstrings, yet… “Even If” by MercyMe

#63 💜 a very special day in May

#62 💜 Hallelujah… Easter is God’s Amazing Grace!

#61 💜 the snow came back…🙀😿😻…but then all melted the very same day!

#60 💜 March snow on a beautiful day

#59 💜 shamrockin’ pot o’ rainbows

#58 💜 awe… snoOow fun!

#57 💜 Hello again, my blogful friends!

#56 💜 ‘Twas the weekend before Christmas…

Visions of Christmas Past- Redux via TheLifeProject

#55 💜 O’ snOwy night & day pics… plus music video… O’ Holy Night by Home Free

#54 💜 Honour & Remembrance

#53 💜 morbid moment with a soft touch

#52 💜 I Love Yarn Day 2016

Home … leaf art ♥ haiku via l i g h t room

#51 💜 my Ohhh MYra’s memoirs of her mom’s Everlasting Blossoms & Butterflies

knitting the words via postprodigal

#50 💜 the blog days of summer

#49 💜 How d’ya “like” that?!?

#48 💜 “blog fog” and flight knits for HPP

Pictures That Speak Volumes: The Cat’s Meow

#47 💜 TAG … you’re knit!

#46 💜 Do you see what I see?

The Bear Essentials

“How My Mom’s Cancer Changed My Life: A Son’s Story”

#45 💜 I just blogged to say “I love you”

David Adolf Constant Artz (1837 – 1890, Dutch)

#44 💜 Mirror, mirror on the wall…

#43 💜 my Easter praise parade!

#42 💜 Shamrockin’ St. Patrick’s Day!

Knit Pies for Pi Day 2015 via KnitsForLife

#41 💜 Rare Disease Day 2016

#40 💜 outstanding blog award nominations

Soulmate Defined

#39 💜 cooking for love in all the rose places

#38 💜 February weekend blog highlights

#37 💜 snuggle-up to a warm ‘n fuzzy goat story

#36 💜 happy birthday to all my fun-fibre-friends!

a little … purple

#35 💜 9 months and counting…

the KWH iPad Show #34 💜 crafty Christmas catch-up for a cheery New Year!

the KWH iPad Show #33 💜 knotty, yet merry nice!

the KWH iPad Show #32 💜 all I want for Christmas…

the KWH iPad Show #31 💜 … 20 years blissful love … 246 days blogful iPad-ing … 2 weeks ’til Christmas

the KWH iPad Show #30 💜 November snOw

And I will sing!

the KWH iPad Show #29 💜 Lest We Forget…

the KWH iPad Show #28 💜 sheepish flatulence

Moonlight, Bloody Moonlight

top fashion designers use knitting, crochet and embroidery for Spring/Summer 2016

the KWH iPad Show #27 💜 world pasta day

the KWH iPad Show #26 💜 loss for words Wednesday… Ohhh Canada!

the KWH iPad Show #25 💜 I Love Yarn Day!

Ruellia tuberosa (Minnie Root)

the KWH iPad Show #24 💜 I’m thankful for…

the KWH iPad Show #23 💜 healing hope for HPP

Something to Smile About

the KWH iPad Show #22 💜 STITCH TECH for my Sweetie♥Knit♥Heart… s2kp2 & s2pp2

the KWH iPad Show #21 💜 world’s top 5 wooliest sheep

the KWH iPad Show #20 💜 “In Thy Future” challenge

the KWH iPad Show #19 💜 friendly fibre & neighbourly farewell

the KWH iPad Show #18 💜 “Having a ball… Wish you were here!” by Franklin Habit

This week…All Important Nothings!

the KWH iPad Show #17 💜 the magically eye-catching makeup artistry of Tal Peleg

the KWH iPad Show #16 💜 watermelon & roll kuchen … like eating a cloud!

the KWH iPad Show #15 💜 the yarnbombing flower power of “knitting guy” Bryan

the KWH iPad Show #14 💜 100 days and counting…

the KWH iPad Show #13 💜 my heartfelt plea for HPP

Here I am… the embroidered-leaf artistry of Hillary Fayle ♥ for Canada Day!

the KWH iPad Show #12 💜 Lily for a Day

the KWH iPad Show #11 💜 summer solstice sunset

the KWH iPad Show #10 💜 my 10th fatherless Father’s Day

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

How to: The “Fibre Sandwich” Game!

the KWH iPad Show #8 💜 buzzing blossoms & lilacs & leafy sunsets… Oh May!

the KWH iPad Show #7 💜 my birthday yarn stash

“Five stories, five photos” #1

the KWH iPad Show #6 💜 victorian lamb cake

the KWH iPad Show #5 💜 heartstrings

the KWH iPad Show #4 💜 snow spun in the sun!

the KWH iPad Show #3 💜 knitting with emoticon

the KWH iPad Show #2 💜 April snow showers

Anne Eunson’s artistry

the KWH iPad Show 💜 just you, me & my iPad

the KWH iPad Show ♥ season 2 ♥ 8 episodes
(6 weeks from May ’til summer solstice 2014)

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I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you!

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Thanks for watching 🙂 Please stay tuned! ❤ ♥ Jackie


#65 💜 summer solstice… new day dawning

 

Psalm 65:8 via www.anextraordinaryday.net

4th of July sunrise approximately 4:45 AM

🔼 4th of July 2014 sunrise at 4:45 AM

Hello & Welcome to my 65th episode of the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is the thrill of dawn after hours of late-night summer solstice knitting ’til the crack of yawn 🙂

Keeping up with the solstice sunrise can be a challenge… Especially here at the 53rd parallel N on the Canadian prairies—where summer days and winter nights grow extra long. Well okay… winter sunrises/sunsets are easy-peasy. So every year since moving here, it’s the thrill of catching a pixelated first glimpse at summer’s dawning 17-hour solstice “magic” that rises up within my night-owl-ishly inclined inner-knitter’s heart ❤

Summer Solstice 2017… 
sunrise 5:06 am ❤ sunset 10:06 pm

Then last night… errr… 3:30 this morning… uhhhm… actually yesterday morning, since gently “coaxing” this post into shape has taken so long… sighhh :-/

Anyhoo… it finally dawned on me!
Watch my iPad video (below) to see
the bright spot I’m talking about 😉

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Just keep knitting ’til something good dawns on you! ❤ ♥ Jackie


#59 💜 shamrockin’ pot o’ rainbows

Sweetie❤KNIT❤Shamrocks . . . a free little knitting pattern that felts like Spring!

 

Sweetie❤KNIT❤Shamrocks . . . a free little knitting pattern that felts like Spring!

Hello & Welcome to my 59th episode of
the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is
a mixed pot o’ St. Patrick’s Day charm ❤

Got wool and feeling warm ‘n fuzzy?
Check out my Sweetie♥KNIT♥Shamrocks
free pattern tutorial and see 
how easy it
is to make your own
shamrockin’ patch
of 
woolerful 3 or 4-leaf clovers 🙂

Got snow?
Check out our snowbanks from 2013
Yup, lots of snow… just like this year! :-/ 

Got a craving for a bite o’ crafty foodishness?
Check out the following colourful links…
They’re fibrelicious! 😉

The day before/after first day of spring 2013 snowbanks.

 

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!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you!

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Wshing you a fibrously scrumptious St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂 ♥ Jackie


#58 💜 awe… snoOow fun!

 

⬆️ Click to see how to make
Hearty Links with Felted Loops.
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Hello & Welcome to my 58th episode of the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is a snowy bit of fibrous fun 😍

Oh how I love to watch snow melt—especially after being surrounded by it since November. Friday’s mild temperatures melted a lot of snow, so I grabbed a few colourful props and ran outside to enjoy the show! Yup… gotta ❤ a good ol’ fibrously fun backyard yarn-bombing photo shoot 🙂 Later that night, a storm blew into town and re-blanketed us in several inches of white :-/ But oh well, it was fun while it lasted…

The golfing clown is a Jean Greenhow design. This half-knitted WIP of mine has been cooped up in the back of my yarn closet for … gulp … years! Really wanna/oughta/gotta get around to finishing that guy! Fun to take him out to play in the snow, though! 😉 Want to try this at home? M’ Snow Lady’s face uses a pink Bramble❤️TINI for her nose and 2 green Hearty Links with Felted Loops for eyes and mouth 🙂

 


 

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!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you!

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Hope everything’s snowing well where you are! 🙂 ♥ Jackie


#57 💜 Hello again, my blogful friends!

I love my computer because my friends live in it!

I love my computer because my friends live in it!

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how to make a heartfelted Bramble❤tini loop ornament ||| Knitting With Heart

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Hello & Welcome to my 57th episode of the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is typed to the tune of “Hello Again” by singer/songwriter Neil Diamond ❤ 

Hello again, my blogful friends
… hello 🙂

I just blogged to say, “hello” ❤
I couldn’t bear to be away,
even one more night!

And I know it’s late,
but I just couldn’t wait…

to show you my new
KWH iPad Show logo ❤

and tell you it’s been
5 years since my first post 🙂

and uhhh ohhh… nearly
2 months since my last post 😦

Hello, my blogful friends… hello 🙂
I just blogged to let you know
that I read your blog posts
every day and night

when my iPad & I are here alone
and you’re there at home…

❤ 😍 HELLO 😍 ❤

Lately knitting ‘n life’s been crAZy…
with computer tech curves
and fibrously festive Christmas

decor dancing in my head…
Yeah, maybe I’m to blame :-/
… shoulda got those knits started
way back when :-/
 Oh well,
hopefully next year try again…
For now, let’s put our
hearts above our heads ❤

We’ve knit through it all…
Christmas pics 2013, 2014, 2015 🙂
And you love me just the same,
but when you’re not there…
I still need to share 😉

Hello, my blogful friends… hello 🙂
It’s good to knit my heart out
and need you so!

It’s good to love you like I do…
and I feel this way,
especially when I hear
 your
comments, “likes” and follows say…

❤ 😍 HELLO 😍 ❤


Christmas hearts decorated staircase

Christmas 2013 ❤

stair railing decorated with handknit hearts

Christmas 2014 ❤

Christmas knit/crochet decorated staircase

Christmas 2015 ❤

Christmas knitting decorations

Christmas 2016 ❤

 

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!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you!

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Hello again soon, my blogful friends… hello! 🙂 ♥ Jackie


knitting the words via postprodigal

Psalm 139:13-16

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In today’s reblogged post, Tanya Cliff uses her own hand-knit samples to demonstrate a writer’s words as being strung together like rows or rounds of basic to complex knit stitches. She also quotes a Bible verse about the original knitter of the entire universe—who is God the Creator of all things! And that’s a great analogy worth sharing, I’d say 🙂

Adding to that…

This “life” fabric we’re writing will indeed formulate into many vibrantly patterned stitches/genres. Some stitches may “felt” dull. Others lacking in recommended tension will inevitably stretch out of shape. Unintentionally slipped stitches may cause entire WIPs (works in progress) to unravel prior to being properly cast off… And it could all spell trouble :-/ Try as we might to write right, I’m glad there’s one master editor—our heavenly Father… the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who knew us before time began and knit us together in our mother’s womb 🙂 He is faithful and just to freely edit all errors for anyone who asks… And it’s by His pen that our names are written in the Book of Life ❤

So let’s trust Him and be patient with one another…
because God is not finished editing us yet! ♥ Jackie

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Knitting a row of stitches at its most basic is like stringing simple words along the page to form a sentence. The dog runs. It gets boring quickly. The motivated knitter learns how to successfully…

Source: knitting the words


#49 💜 How d’ya “like” that?!?

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Sweetie Knit Heart free knitting patterntop 10 posts at Knitting With Heart blog

Hello & Welcome to my 49th episode of the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is a Sweetie♥Heart post that I hope you’ll like 🙂

Hey everyone 🙋😘😍 Well, a funny thing happened on my way back from last week’s “blog fog” post

But first, big THANKS for all your visits, comments, shares and likes to any of my posts ❤ Just checked the stats and my humble KWH blog has now passed 40k views… woohoo 🙂 Plus, it’s only the beginning of August and your collective likability has already exceeded the total number of “likes” from last year! Yup, a whole lotta liking going on—including last year’s “likes” blowing the top off the previous year’s “likes” 🙂 Wow… gotta say, I like what you did there 😉 You’re all on my rather lengthy shortlist of blogs to “like” ‘n LoL asap!

Okay, so getting back to my way back from the blog fog… A quick scroll to the bottom of this blog leads to a list of my top 10 posts. For months, this list has been shared equally between reblogged posts and posts I’ve personally composed. Now for the first time in the history of this blog, my Sweetie♥Heart tiny free knitting pattern/poem post has been bumped from its usual #1 spot on this list… AND it’s a reblogged post that bumped it!!! …wOw… How did that happen?!? Oh well, ‘guess my blogful head really was lost in a fog :-/ Plus, that reblog (pic of a sweet little girl sittin’ & knittin’ with her kitten) now holds the honour of being the first post to break the 100 “likes” mark… double-wOw WoW!

So anyhoo… please feel free to click the pic and check it out for yourself. As reblogfully amazing as this is, I’d sure like my own post to be the top “like” … just sayin’ 😉 I reckon we’d all like that! 🙂

 

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!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you!

It’s a crazy cyber-world we’re blogging in, but we LIKE it! ♥ Jackie


Pictures That Speak Volumes: The Cat’s Meow

Coach Muller at Good Time Stories got it right…
This woolerful photo is adorable and really does speak volumes!
Wouldn’t it just be so purrrfect to simply step inside this frame
and spend the day sitting ‘n knitting with a cute lil’ kitten? 😍😘☺️ ♥ Jackie

My Good Time Stories

IMG_1038 Photo Credit: Unknown

There is something really special and magical when small animals get together with little children. The result is usually simply adorable! Today’s picture is a perfect example of that sweet time of most of our lives, when we had the enjoyable time to love our pets and feel good about the world.

I am sure that you probably remember such a time…if so, leave a comment and share your experience with us!!

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#47 💜 TAG … you’re knit!

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BrambleTINI loose ends

Hello & Welcome to my 47th episode of the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is a handicrafter’s round of custom copyright tag(s) for anyone game to knit my designs 🙂

But first, we’re home safe ‘n sound from our road trip! The wedding got off with just one required “hitch” ❤ But then, the internet went down unexpectedly… And it stayed down until long after everyone had returned home :-/ Can you imagine a house full of social networking text-craved adult family left to communicate the old-fashioned way?!? LoL 😉 Fortunately for me, my blog post got published in time… whew! Now several disconnected days later, my inbox again/still/continually runneth seriously over! I’ve managed to at least cover all your lovely comments, ‘though that hasn’t reduced this current cyber-shemozzle by much :-/

One comment—enquiring whether it’d be okay to appliqué my Sweetie♥KNIT♥Heart knitting pattern onto handcrafted hats for sale—was actually the inspiration for this post… Thanks again Nancy! In this “what’s yours is mine” world, respect for copyright warms my heart ❤

So now it’s official… Anyone wishing to enhance their items for sale or gifting may use my designs—provided you include a copy of the applicable printable tag(s) provided here by me. As well, I’d love to share pictures of your hearty creations. So please feel free to leave a link in the comments section below to show off your work! 🙂

Sweetie♥TAG printable

Sweetie♥TAG printable

BrambleTini♥TAG printable

BrambleTini♥TAG printable

 

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!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you!

Tag someone with a handknit heart today! ♥ Jackie


the KWH iPad Show #33 💜 knotty, yet merry nice!

Christmas gift with heart & yarn embellishment

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Hello & Welcome
to my 33rd episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is upcoming photos of
our decorated Christmas 2015 staircase 🙂

Sweetie💜Heart yarn and gift wrap


Merry Christmas Morning,

everyone!

 

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For the past couple of years—see Christmas Day 2013 & 2014—I’ve been decorating our staircase (in lieu of the Christmas tree we don’t have), then posting photos of my festive yarn bombing decor to the blog on Christmas Day 🙂

That tradition continues this year, although it is running a bit late… :-/ I’ll have photos for my next blog post! 

Ah well, inspiration can sometimes take time… while the calendar waits for no one. Add to that my “procraftinator” tendencies and you get yarnful knotty-ness that will soon be nice 🙂

Lola comic — craftination — Lion Brand Yarn

And speaking of knots…

Did you know there’s a group on Ravelry that actually looks for and forward to untangling “opportunities” with yarny messes? Yup, you read that correctly!

Click here to read the article
from The Wall Street Journal.

 

Introducing… my Bramble❤tini Heart knitting pattern

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

♥ ♥ ♥

Thank you for visiting my Knitting With Heart blog today!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you!

Wishing you a knotty ‘n nice Christmas Day! ♥ Jackie


the KWH iPad Show #27 💜 world pasta day

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Hello & Welcome
to my 27th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is a crafty “World Pasta Day” 🙂
— Sunday the 25th of October —
Click images to view original source links.

 

Texture units of the yellow and orange pasta with the image of the heart in the middle, stock photo | ColourBox

It seems there is a “day” for everything, these days! And on Sunday this weekend, it was  “World Pasta Day“. Did you celebrate pasta in some way?

Pasta Party crochet pattern by Normalynn Hood

spaghetti knitting via chopkins blogspot

Did you know there are over 600 shapes of pasta? wOw… +600!!! I’m thinking any shape will do for most of us—as long as it tastes good… Anyone who enjoys crafting with pasta will care more about its shape/detail… Especially those talented cooks who like to make homemade pasta from scratch! Speaking of which… Here is a recipe for Fresh “Knitting Needle” Pasta with Goat Sauce—from My Calabria by Rosetta Costantino and Janet Fletcher. Recipe includes tips for using an actual knitting needle in the traditional pasta-making technique!

Plus of course, pasta’s long shelf life makes it a good choice for food hampers/donations 🙂

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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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One day past the pasta date.. ♥ Jackie


the KWH iPad Show #25 💜 I Love Yarn Day!

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Hello & Welcome
to my 25th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is a bit of backyard knitting
amidst the golden leaves of autumn 🙂

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I love yarn!
… and I love autumn!
… and yarn!
… and autumn’s golden leaves
… before they all fall!
… and I love knitting with yarn!

And of course, I love today… 
because today is “I Love Yarn Day”
… yay!

These photos are from Thanksgiving weekend.
And today is another sun-shining 19ºC/66ºF day!
So pictured there in that photo is where I’ll be!
… sitting ‘n knitting 🙂
… with the man I love ❤
… and yarn I love 😉

 

Then election day is Monday the 19th.
Canadians will head to the polls…
where I hope our greater majority will join
Wayne “the great one” Gretzky
in casting votes for Stephen Harper!

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Share the yarn love today! ♥ Jackie


the KWH iPad Show #20 💜 “In Thy Future” challenge

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Hello & Welcome
to my 20th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is my blogfully ideal future-cast…
in response to the “In Thy Future” challenge 🙂

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Are you ready for a challenge?

Danica Piche @
Leading a Beautiful Life

has nominated me to take the
“In Thy Future” blog challenge.

Thanks Danica! 

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Rules for the In Thy Future Challenge.

• Thank the blogger who nominated you.
• Link back to the challenge creator to track progress.
• Share 5 things about your future.
Then one day, you can look back and
find out how psychic you really are.
• Tag 5 bloggers and put them up to the challenge.
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5 Things About My Future:

1.  I will replace my iMac!
—- Now 5 months, since my iMac died and left
—- just you, me & my iPad to continue the blog :-/
2.  I will find the bottom of my inbox
—- … and catch up with the wonderful blogs
—- that I’ve signed-up to follow—or die trying!!!
3.  I will buckle-down and create
—- an “about” page for this blog
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4.  I will expand my social-savvy skills 🙂
—- … learn how to make better use of my existing
—- … social networking sites: Ravelry, Craftsy, Facebook
—- … broaden my social net to include:
—- … twitter, +google, instagram and Etsy, etc.
5.  I will publish more knitting projects/patterns! 
—- Slowly but surely, my ever-growing collection of
—- original designs shall be perfected and made public!

At this point, future-cast #1 is anybody’s guess. Items #3-4-5 depend on #1, due to photos/info stored on my iMac’s currently inaccessible hard drive. Then there’s #2, which is just plain old insurmountable :-/ Yep, this iPad blogging life is increasingly cramped. But really, all I need is one more day to take one more step, plant one more seed, stitch one more stitch… And hopefully, my virtual garden will grow 🙂
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My Nominees:

It’ll Be Reet
—— DaniellaJoe’s Blog
——— All She Wants to Do is Knit
—— House of Heart
Social Bridge

So are you ready for a challenge?
It’s been a challenge to select just 5 nominees
who might like to accept the challenge!
All dilly dallying aside, I hereby nominate
EVERYONE to partake in this challenge 🙂
C’mon, join us… It’ll be fun!

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!

 Challenge accepted?!? ♥ Jackie


the KWH iPad Show #19 💜 friendly fibre & neighbourly farewell

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Hello & Welcome
to my 19th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is fibre-friendly
fondness for neighbourly kindness 🙂

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knitting, needles & yarn from Sylvia

Hey… remember a few weeks ago, when our neighbour surprised me with a bagful of assorted yarn? Well, now look!

Another neighbour (an especially friendly clerk from our local Safeway store) has knit a red vest/slipper set and packed it in a canvas “Safeway” shopping bag with 3 pairs of 5 mm straight knitting needles, plus 3 big balls of gold/pink fuzzy-tufty fashion yarn! Such a sweet surprise 🙂 The canvas bag will be a handy tote for knitting projects. But what would you suggest to knit with yarn like this? I’m not sure what to make from it…

Yarn is always fun 🙂

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But then, this past weekend was moving day for our dear “snow angel” neighbour Randy. Now their house is empty and I’m feeling a bit sad. Randy cared about his neighbours and was like a staple in the community 🙂 We’re blessed to have known him and very thankful for his diligent effort to clear the snow from several neighbouring driveways, including ours. There were days when the snow just kept coming… and so did Randy—frequently ploughing our place 2-3 times in one day!!! The weather was harsh, but Randy’s heart was warm. He knew hubby was on crutches and I’d be the one shovelling. So he definitely helped make our winters more bearable! Shovelling is okay and can even be fun (fresh air, sniffling neighbourly interaction, frozen faces, etc.). But y’know it can really cut into my knitting time 😉 So instead, it was my pleasure to knit special gifts of appreciation ❤

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A quick search through my blog found 6 posts mentioning Randy… 6!!!
Click the following links to view those posts.

1st post ::: March 24, 2013
2nd post ::: November 6, 2013
3rd post ::: December 30, 2013
4th post ::: January 18, 2014
5th post ::: March 30, 2014
6th post ::: December 31, 2014

snowy sunsets ❤ #10

Now those days are gone… But lo and behold, look what I found! A snowful blast-from-the-past video of the last time Randy ploughed our driveway (dated March 2nd, 2015). How amazing for it to have survived all these months on my iPad! Who could have know that this glimpse of him in action would bid a fitting farewell… We’ll miss seeing them around the neighbourhood, but that’s life… God bless Randy and his wife in their new home ❤

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Your friendly neighourhood fibre-lover… ♥ Jackie


the KWH iPad Show #18 💜 “Having a ball… Wish you were here!” by Franklin Habit

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Hello & Welcome
to my 18th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is a fun yarn
about yarn by Franklin Habit 🙂

image by Franklin Habit

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Yearning for a
yarnful getaway?

Then click this screenshot image
to visit Lion Brand Notebook’s
blog of fretfully fibrous fun with
funny-fibre-man Franklin Habit 🙂
In no time at all, he’ll have you
rolling in stitches ’til it itches!

 

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!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you!

Fibrous laughter is the best medicine! ♥ Jackie


the KWH iPad Show #15 💜 the yarnbombing flower power of “knitting guy” Bryan

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Hello & Welcome
to my 15th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature yields the right of way
to roadside yarn bombing & brighter days 🙂

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Leaf it to yarn-bombers to put
a creative stop to traffic, right?!? 🙂

Having seen photos of this leafy stop sign hundreds of times online, I finally stopped to dig up its original source.

It’s called the “Stop Sign Flower designed by Bryan aka “knitting guy” in California, between 2011-2012. The stop sign street art eventually bloomed into a Clairmont neighbourhood bouquet of 100 signs! Bryan, with a little help from his yarnbombing friends, “planted” the stop sign flowers… one traffic-stopping corner at a time 🙂 And that’s how the stop sign flower garden flourished, until city officials put a stop to the fibrously fun floral foliage 😦 Perhaps you were there to stop and “smell” the signs in person?

DIY instructions are posted at Bryan’s website, along with photos from others who have made stop sign flowers in their own cities. Watch news video or read local media links  for more info.

Yarnbombing is a public art form. Somewhat similar to vandalism, but in a more community-minded, beautification effort sort of way. Yarnbombers enjoy creating fibrous cozies for virtually any-shaped stationary surface. The yarny street art is generally well-received by the public’s warm ‘n fuzzy heart 🙂

Here are a few more roadside yarn-bombing photos, which I’ve already shared on my Knitting With Heart facebook page. And here’s hoping that the next time you’re stuck in traffic—looking for a sign—you’ll have the good fortune of driving along the likes of these creative road sign designs!

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!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you!

Traffic stops can be fun! ♥ Jackie


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!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knittiing With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you!

Have a great weekend! ♥ Jackie


the KWH iPad Show #5 💜 heartstrings

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Hello & Welcome
to my 5th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is hearty knits
and the yarns that love them 🙂

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Knitting is
in my heart 🙂

My knitting patterns are
heart-shaped by design…
And even my yarn tails
have fallen in hopeless
alignment with hearts!

What hearty knitting
is on your needles?

Hearty knitting is like 
luv ‘n stitches for
our tired old world ♥

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happy heart… hearty yarn! ♥ Jackie


the KWH iPad Show #3 💜 knitting with emoticon

Emoticons for Knitters image by Megan & Amy at www.PostStitchBox.com

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Hello & Welcome
to my 3rd episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is emoticons…
real WordPress emoticons & virtual knitting emoticons

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Emoticons for Knitters image by Megan & Amy at www.PostStitchBox.com

Emoticons for Knitters by Megan & Amy
screenshot image via Post Stitch Box blog.

WordPress.com Gets New Standard and Secret Emoticons — image via WP Tavern

WordPress’s New Standard and Secret Emoticons
screenshot image via WP Tavern blog.

Well… it’s been a month since my iMac died. My normally overflowing inbox is now officially in shambles and I’m missing my old blog-visitation routine. Compared to the iMac, this particular iPad-generated post has taken about a billion times longer to complete. And the constant iPad screen finger-pointing/-swiping/-pinching has led to occasionally unfortunate and unintentional deletions :-/

Yep, blogging via anything less than a full-size computer/laptop is definitely the tedious way to go. But for now, this iPad is all I’ve got. And besides, this iMac-less predicament won’t last forever. So now’s my chance to meet the challenge!

A handful of “ah ha” iPad moments have certainly saved my sanity. But without you, I’d have surely lost heart by now!

Yup, the blogging life can be like a box of chocolates—with all sorts of emotions brewing behind the scenes. It’s no good to keep emotions bottled-up, though. Nor is blogging whilst under their influence recommended. But utilizing the growing selection of WordPress online emoticons looks like a fun form of digital expression! Now just imagine how fun it would be, if these virtual knitting emoticons—by Megan & Amy at PostStitch—were really REAL? I’d knitterally ♥ ❤ ♥ that! 😀

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Thank You for visiting
my Knitting With Heart blog today!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and
“like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts 🙂
I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

Have an emoticonal day! ♥ Jackie

Introducing… my Bramble❤tini Heart knitting pattern


melting March madness meets colour♥fool SPRING

March this year has brought melting madness our way… not once, but twice! This is exciting stuff!!! Exciting, since we are generally surrounded by snow for 5 months of every year and do not expect noticeable signs of melting until early-ish April. But this winter has been fairly short, with snow arriving in November and melting mid-March 🙂 . . . Plus for our first time since moving here in 2009, March weather has actually been warm enough to sit outside wearing shorts/tank tops. Compare that to 2009, when March temperatures plummeted to -50 with the windchill… And see what I mean?

Yep, this melting March madness stuff is super-exciting!springSnow_KWH5942

But alas, therein lurks a deeper madness… I call it the “flutter-by effect”. That’s when spring gets sprung into action and becomes such a distraction that none of the creative dots can find a decent connection.

So what’s a blogger to do? Let me know if you know. For now, I’m just glad to have connected a couple of blogful dots for this post, gosh-yarn-it! And with snow in the forecast, more dots are bound to get connected soon…

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There’s no fool like a snow fool 😉  ♥ Jackie


Happy Spring E-eek-quinox ♥

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Oh snow…
here we snow again!

It had all melted, days before spring…
But now look there at our lawn chairs,
where we’d been sitting (‘n knitting)
outside and everything!

So now spring has arrived,
Canadian Geese honking outside,
trees all are budding and we’re 
celebrating inside, under another
fresh fallen cover of whiteness.

It’s been a fairly wacky year for weather, wouldn’t you say? We had one snowy day in September, followed by one of our mildest, spring-like winter’s ever. And now, spring is looking like winter. There were fresh flakes that fell on the first day of spring 2014, too… Oh and who can forget those spring snowbanks from 2013! Ah well, ‘guess we’ll weather the weather, whether we like it or not 😉 Summer is nice, but it’s just not the same as spelling “Spring” with Christmas garland in the snow!

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Hope you’re enjoying your spring, so far!  ♥ Jackie


Shamrockin’ Spring Bracelet ♥ Why wait ’till spring?!?

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Hey there and happy almost-first-day-of SPRING and St. Patrick’s Day!
For all you crafty, wool-luvin’ knitters who may possibly be wondering
about that Shamrockin’ Spring Bracelet “how to” I promised to you in
my last post… I’ve been busy preparing the graphics/instructions for that!
Oh but… they’re not yet quite ready for your public knitting pleasure :-/

Now begging your pardon, but this project has been delayed due to the early
arrival of mild, spring-like temperatures and rapidly melting snow in our area…
Yup, the rapid melting of snow that’s been blanketing us since November!!!

Unfortunately, this all means I’ve missed my target posting date 😦
Honestly, though, it can be a bit tough to keep my knitting nose to the
blogful grindstone with all this pleasant early spring weather going on!

Fortunately, this all reminds me of when my dad used to say, “Do it now! Why wait ’till spring?”
That’s a good memory, for me 🙂 And to this day, those words have remained in my heart…
Especially with St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, followed by the date of dad’s last day on earth ♥
I don’t believe luck has anything to do with anything, though would have liked the chance to
have told my dear ol’ dad how his life measured 7 decades + 7 years + 7 months + 7 days long…

Anyhoo…
Thanks for waiting! I’ll be sure to do it now and not wait ’till spring!
To get started now (whilst you wait, sorry) please visit my previous post.
It  describes what you can do to start Shamrockin’ right now.
As well, please click here to enjoy my first Shamrockin’ post 🙂

Last but not least, it’s fun to watch snow melt…
So here is a quick clip, featuring our snowbanks of melting snow 🙂 

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Shamrockin’ onward and upward!  ♥ Jackie