McCall’s 7565 Pattern Review | Fancy Machine Stitches

Finally, the “Jungle Book Dress” for my Disney Cruise has been finished! I have mixed feelings about it and have received some wonderful feedback from viewers! (See the comment section of the video page.) I definitely feel I look better in a more traditional shirt dress silhouette but this is meant to be fun and different! I’m not sure I dislike it enough to tackle the alterations. Time will tell!

I also showed my first attempt at using one of the fancy stitches on my machine! I loved the effect with some multicolored thread. Here’s sneak peak of the skirt:

 

Vlog Along Giveaway!

Post a 1-2 minute video clip of yourself showing us your yarn stash, your craft room, demonstrating a technique or anything else craft related and I’ll share it on my channel and enter you in the giveaway! It’s easy! Just post it social media with the hashtag #sheepishlysharing!

Instagram, Twitter, Sheepishly Sharing Facebook Group, our Ravelry Group or YouTube!

Rules:

👉 Must be 18 or over or have a parent/guardian’s permission
👉 G Rated
👉 2 minutes max
👉 Introduce yourself
👉 Share your stuff
👉 Post to Instagram, Twitter, on our Facebook group or Ravelry Group with the hashtag #sheepishlysharing Absolutely no emails. (YouTube is a great option but drop me an PM when it’s live since hashtags aren’t as easy to search.)

Here are the details on the giveaway goodies!

Review: Knitter’s Journal

I was never a fan of a hard-copy-yarn-craft-journal. As a Techno Nerd, I always thought Ravelry was the only way to go. But then I was contacted to review this one.

Yep. It’s worth a look. AND I began to think of other benefits… like passing it down to another knitter in the family! Hmmm….  What do YOU think?

Get it from their site by clicking here.

*Get it from Amazon here: http://amzn.to/2fiGsmr

The official website: https://www.janesknittingkits.com/

 

DISCLAIMER:  All opinions are my own, honest opinions, regardless of sponsorship, referral links, and/or affiliation. Links denoted with a ❋ denote a referral and/or affiliate link.

SilverSpun Yarn: My All-Time Favorite Yarn!

The Feel Good Yarn Company sent me a skein of this to try. Oh. My. GOODNESS!! I’m so excited about it I don’t know where to begin!!

Ummm… I’ll jump in here: Put this yarn on your holiday crafting supply list! You definitely need to make some mittens for someone because YOU CAN USE A TOUCHSCREEN WHILE WEARING THEM! There is so much more to this yarn so save me some typing and watch my review!

(Note: I’m a geeky tech person so the ingenuity behind this product is right up my alley!)

2 Knitter’s Pride Needle Reviews and 1 GIVEAWAY!

Oooo…. Good stuff this week! Check out what the good people at Knitter’s Pride (aka Knit Pro in other countries) have sent my way! Carefully listen for instructions for the Giveaway.

REVIEW: Karbonz Interchangeable Knitting Needles

I was so excited to have the chance to try out some Karbonz Interchangeable knitting needles by Knitter’s Pride (or KnitPro if you live outside the U.S.) and I am pleased to say I loved them! They sent the “Midi” set which contains U.S. sizes 7,8,9, and 10 and is perfect for a variety of mid-weight yarn.

So, pick up your yarn, click the video and let me tell you what I discovered!

NEW Singer Knitting Machine

Guess what?! Singer appears to have used the Addi Professional as a model and revamped their children’s knitting machine. The first one (that has been out for years) was less than adequate. Click here for the link to that review.  But on a happier note, the new machine has promise for those who want to try their hand at circular machine knitting before they invest in a quality machine. HOWEVER, be aware that the old one is still on the market so be sure NOT to waste your money on that one! See what I’m talking about here: