About me – ClaireEmily

I love to sew and knit, and dream about all the things I want to make next.  I live with my husband and three children in beautiful Seattle, our hometown is Melbourne, Australia.  And yes, I can spell. The title of this blog is a reference to a song by the band Frente, and that’s how they spelled it.

You can email me at claire at jeamland dot net.


3 thoughts on “About me – ClaireEmily

  1. I love the way the Cancun compliments your body. I just finished two myself. I used Blue Heron Soft Twist Rayon – something I had never worked with before and really had my doubts. I love the feel knitting it and the way is draped itself on. Like you I wear it both as a summer sleeveless and over a turtle neck in cooler weather. I live in Texas so not much use for the heavier knit sweaters I’m used to being from the Seattle area too. I just thought I’d tell you what I did on my 2nd top. I picked a color of blues and greens that reminded me of the Ocean waves and changed the Drop stitch just a bit to make “waves” by wrapping once, then twice, then three times instead of 3 wraps on all the drop stitches. Otherwise I pretty much followed the pattern. Like you I went a little longer. I’ve got mistakes but with the variety of stitches they are not so noticeable. I was inspired by my 94 year old Dad – a retired commercial fisherman in Alaska – so therefore the ocean waves and (now really use your imagination here) the eyelet stitch are the fish and then the netting is the catch net. Now I want to do it again!!!!! I wish I could show you a picture of the waves. It is really cool! Have a Happy Day! Kathy

  2. I found your blog because I also inherited my mom’s 1970’s Elna and am hoping to learn to use it. I don’t sew often, and really only know how to sew a straight line, which limits what I am able to do. A new sewing shop just opened in my little town and I may check with them to see if they might be able to point me in the direction of someone who can give me lessons on how to work this machine.

  3. I love your blog , this is a first for me as this was the only sewing mashine that I could afford after taking three little children off the street. I would love to make the little girls dresses but i don’t know whitch foot is witch I never got a owners manuel.

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