Sunday, February 12, 2012

Serger troubles, knitting, etc.


I've not been blogging much since I've started working. So here I go trying to squeeze in a quick blog post before running to work! Hopefully I'll learn how to blog more effectively now that I have less free time.

One of the greifers (the internal knitting thingie) inside my beloved serger broke (snapped) a few weeks ago. The serger came back from the repairs, but it made clicking noises as it serged and it "skipped" stitches. I've taken it back to the shop twice since then, and it is still not fixed. Today I am giving them a call telling them I've had it with this level of service (Bernina store, Dizengoff St, Tel Aviv).

skipped serger stitches
Here's the 10-gore skirt I drafted on my own and started sewing the previous weekend. I need to make the lining (same as making the outer skirt but so very worth it in terms of end result), the invisible zipper, and the waistband. The fabric is a very fraying weave, suitable for a jacket.

With all my sewing woes I've turned to a brush off my knitting skills. My mom, who is an expert knitter, taught me several years ago. Who knew my fingers still remembered how it's done?

I couldn't get back to sleep in the middle of the night tonight partly because of the very old and very noisy fridge in my apartment. So I unplugged it! I virtually have no food in it anyway. I'm going to get myself this small inexpensive fridge and be done with my noise troubles!

Have a great day gals! I would love to hear from you in the comments. Just drop in and say hi :-)


Pam said...

Three times and still not fixed.. doesn't sound promising. The skirt looks like it will be lovely and warm... a timeless fabric that can be worn with lots of combinations. You learnt so much with the drafting course. Hope you can squeeze in time to use those skills.

Jill said...

The skirt looks lovely Keren! Great job! Hope your new fridge is a nice quiet one!!

mamamia said...

I have just thrown my old serger out as it was being horrible for so long! My dear hubby let me purchase a new one on the weekend and I'm going to get a new sewing machine tomorrow.
I feel like I've had my limbs removed, having my machines out of action for so long, lol! They did give me more than 17 years of excellent hard work, so I shouldn't complain!
I do hope you find an end to your troubles soon.

Kristin G said...

Hi, how's the new job going? Hope you've settled in nicely and enjoying it. Best of luck with your Serger and Fridge issues.
Take care now

Kei said...

Ugh, your serger trouble must be driving you crazy! I hope you get it properly fixed (or replaced!)
Your skirt is looking lovely though--I love that fabric!

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Gave your blog a thumbs-up on StumbleUpon!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

My serger clacks terribly! I need to take it in and have it looked at...I've only used it a couple of times...but I think I've already told you about it like twice! As you can see, I'm catching up on your posts...hehehe...

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