Deep Plum Colour

File 2017-09-19, 10 49 49 AMPerfect for this fall Season is this deep Purple plum colour.

I could think of many projects to knit up…if my time would allow it.

Special Order for Carla A. Canonico of
“A Needle Pulling Thread” and KNITmuch. 
Carla told me she loves her purples and is looking forward to seeing the once I have dyed for her.

“It has to be the right purple”

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I believe it is the one just like the Italian dark Plums. The one we can find in most grocery stores in the past view weeks.
So here are a view skeins dyed and drying up in the last week of summer. Truly love how beautiful they look in the sunshine 

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Berner Oberland Pullover

ANPT-Winter-2016-berner-oberland-cabled-pullover_Página_3_Imagen_0001-1Oh nooo….I just noticed, as I was adding the Berner Oberland Pullover

I looks like I totally neglected to show you one of my latest pattern published in A Needle Pulling Thread in the Winter 2016/2017 issue that was published in April 2017 .

Available in three different sizes and knit in worsted weight yarn. I love working with cables and try to add one in all my designs.

If you like you can purchase the pattern though the link above

 

Origami Shrug

File 2017-05-22, 6 10 33 PMBlowing in the summer wind it is for sure…

This Origami Shrug by Melissa Wehrle is so soft and light. It has been on my mind for way to long to knit this shrug up. Since I have the book now for  several years I thought it really is time to start knit it up too…

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I used 5 skeins of my absolute favourite yarn called Louet MerLin Sport Weight a total of 1142 meters where knit up with needle  US 6 -4.0mm in the Aqua colour. So sad though this yarn is now discontinued ;-(((

If I would knit this Origami Shrug again I would be to use my KnitswissYarns in sport weight. Really think it would be stunning too.

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Totally in love with this Origami Shrug.

When it came to sewing the back together I put the stitches on two separate needles and used the Kitchener this way…no one will see a seam!

(Now if you are going to knit this one up, look at the pattern errata there is a correction that is important to know! )

Celebration Tulip Cowl

File 2017-01-12, 10 48 04 AMWe celebrate 150 Year Canada this year …

 Celebration Tulip Cowl

has been designed to honour  this event. Although I have seen the Maple Leaf Tulip in pictures only at the time of me disining this cowl. I too was inspired to reflect it in my knitting and design….with planting in the fall of 2016, 50 of the Maple Leaf Tulip bulbs. File 2017-05-31, 3 09 48 PM

So after I had a look though my already existing yarn stash I found several smaller balls of fingering weight of my own KnitswissYarns. My colours are perfect for this tulip colours and concept.  I am excited to tell you the  pattern was published in “A Needle Pulling Thread” Summer edition 2017

If  You  like you can purchase the pattern through “A Needle Pulling Thread” by clicking on the link above.

 

 

 

 

Cabled Leftover Neck Roll

2017-05-26 14.21.11Ohh what can I knit with all this leftover yarn?

A topic we all know to well…we work on one project and then either we do not have enough yarn or too much. But what can we use that for to nice to just throw away…I think.

I am laughing at times. I have so many gorgeous yarns in my stash that are waiting for YES…

“That Perfect Project”

Believe me, I will find one just give me time.

However I tend to go to my leftover yarns and use them up most of the time.

I just can’t see it sitting around to long …As my mother would say when we chat on Skype. Oh Jacqueline   “How many scarfs or shawls do you need?”  LOL never enough winters are cold here in Canada… same as in Switzerland just much longer.  You can belive me add-on one month on each ende of the winter then you have Canada weather easily….

Anyway let’s forget about the weather, back to knitting  I really love to just be creative and work something up as I go.

“A Needle Pulling Thread” Spring 2017

 

 

 the request was ” What to do with leftover yarns?”   Ah ha I though…!

A Neck roll form I had around the home and so it became my

“Cabled Leftover Neck Roll” 

Pattern can buy purchased here or find the magazine at your newsstand. Yarn well guess what, just use some of your leftover stash and make it YOURS… play with as many colours or yarn type as you like and just have fun…

Smiles I am proud to have been in  “A Needle Pulling Thread” magazine for more than one year now. Thanks Carla and John for believing in my talent.

Happy Knitting …..

 

 

 

Kiki Mittens

2017-02-14-13-03-34Not just once I knit them ..yes two pairs I knit up…well this one was a funny one. I hade this really nice colour in stock of my own “KnitswissYarns” fingering weight in light and dark gray and a red for accents. Pattern is available to purchase on Raverly too

So as I am knitting them my daughters hamster had babies again. Believe me they are sooo adorable and sooo tiny and grow within 3-4 weeks to the point where we need to find a home for them.

So here is where I am going with this story. I was past 2/3 of one mitten when I decided to go and see the babies..not relizing I must have moved the magnetic strip marker on the pattern up by yessss…. two rows.

back to my knitting…started where I thought I had left and knit to top of fingers where I cast off. Ok looks goo I though..but what is that…the pattern is not like the fist part…what did I d here?

So no way I am going to open this up just knit the second one with the same error…no not error I call it the “Kiki Mittens” because  that is what the hamster mom is called.

So ok, knit the second mitten the same way. Only to realize “I” know knit to mittens for my right hand….AHHHHHH how could I be so …..? Could not believe this..

Ok now I had to knit two left once with the same “Kiki” thought…lol

So love them and what a story I thought….Smile Maria I know you told me you love that second pair as much as I love mine too….

 

2017-02-14-13-03-12Nicht nur einmal habe ich diese gestrickt ..ja zwei Paare wurden gestrickt … lustige. Ich hatte diese wirklich schöne Farben auf Lager von meinem eigenen “KnitswissYarns” fingering Gewicht in hell und dunkelgrau und ein Rot für Akzente.

So ok los ging es mit dem Stricken. Zur gleichen Zeit hatte wir auch  Hamster Babys.  Glaub’ mir, die sind sooo niedlich und sooo winzig und wachsen innerhalb von 3-4 Wochen bis zu dem Punkt, wo wir ein Haus für sie finden müssen.

Also hier ist es, wo ich mit dieser Geschichte hingehe. Meine Strickarbeit war schon 2/3 von einem Handschuh fertig, als ich beschloss die Babys zu sehen … doch irgendwie verschob ich die magnetische Streifenmarkierung auf dem Muster bei  … zwei Reihen !!

Zurück zu meinem Stricken … begann, wo ich dachte, ich war zu letzt und strickte weiter. Fertig ist einer dachte ich … aber was ist das … das Muster ist nicht wie beim esten Teil … was habe ich falsh gemacht hier?

Also auf kein fall werde ich das auftun! Nur muss ich den Fehler fuer den zweiten handschu auch noch einmal stricken…ok kein problem.  Ich nenne es die “Kiki Handschuhe” so heisst die Hamster Mama.

Ok der zweiten Handschuh ist auch fertig. aber was ist das????Nein zwei rechte Händ habe ich doch nicht! Doch zwei recht eHandschuhe habe ich hier gestrickt…. AHHHHHHH wie konnte ich das machen …..? Kaum zu glauben

Ok, jetzt musste ich zwei linke Handschue stricken damit ich dise anziehen kann…doch denke ich das ist kein fehler nur meine “Kiki”  Handschuhe Muster speciell denke ich schon … lol

 

 

Yehh ALL Quilted

2017-01-27-08-54-28As promised here is the picture of my fished

“Log Cabin Quilt”

All done in light, medium and dark Orange Cotton Fabric and light, medium and dark gray Cotton fabric.

See previous post on this Log Cabin Quilt here!

Love, Love, Love these colours!!!

For the back I used this black soft and heavy Sued Minky  fabric we have at the moment at The Quilt Store  Sooo soft and cuddly great for any winter!

I free motion quilted this Queen Size 90″x 91″on the HQ Fusion at the store too … It is amazing what all the longarm machines can do when you program the patterns into them and have IT do the quilting. However, I myself like to work it in free motion so it is truly all done by my hands….well just not “hand sewn” I know ….smiles enjoy  ahh and as for the binding. That is my absolute favourite last thing on the Quilt …Really like sewing binding on…just like my grandmother was sewing the napkins for soooo many, many decades.2016-12-30-17-33-29

And if you really like this queen size quilt and like to buy it from me….just send me a note!

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Log Cabin Queen Size Quilt 90″ x 91″ all done.
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picture from earlier post without the back and quilting done