Coffee Shop Wrap

IMG_6172_medium2The colours in this wrap are just perfect for this pattern and guess what I used up all kinds of my left-over scarp yarns…well not really scrap yarn as it is all so wonderful and we never have scrap yarn if you are thinking like me…IMG_6142_medium2

I always tend to think what can I make with this little bit of yarn before I go to my perfectly full skeins that are just waiting to be use for

“THAT PERFECT PROJECT”

So if you are like me then you saved up many  PERFECTLY amazing yarn and use up the left-over yarns… smiles ….

I did say that I am not going to able to knit up all this yarn and wear it before I am not here anymore….well I decided to start using my So Amazing yarns and knit up something gorgeous. Even If I have to give it to an appreciating person that would wear it….so ok enough of this chabbering…lets get knitting… and designing my next project for January issue….off to work I go.

But here is the info for this fun wrap ….totally love it.

Coffee Shop Wrap by Alexandra Tavel

and the yarn is the best I have to say …smiles my own KnitSwissYarns and all in  Fingering 100% Superwash Merino Wool as I said all bits and pices …and needle size 4mm just really love that lose drap to the wrap.

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Totoro Mittens

2016-12-21-14-32-09Totoro Mittens for my daughter.

Totoro is a character from  “My Neighbour Totoro”

Oh ok I have knit them for her for Christmas 2016 and I am totally forgot to show them to You…like so many other items I have knit since them…So I  have to catch up very fast. Seems like I have been busy posting about hikes or food lately.

Well the Totoro Mittens  by brella on Ravelry are a hit with my daughter. She loves them and apparently wears them all the time. Yeh I would too in this cold Canadian weather.

For the mittens I used two skeins of my “KnitswissYarns” in a DK weight  100% Superwash Merino wool so great far washing too. One in each colour gray and purple  and needle size 4mm. Yarn is soon available for online order too.

 

Totoro Handschuhe für meine Tochter. Oh ok ich hatte diese auf die letzte Weihnachten 2016 gestrickt und total vergessen es Euch zu zeigen … wie so viele andere Gegenstände, die ich seit dann gestrickt habe … Also dass muss ich schnell aufholen. Scheint ich habe  von Wanderungen und Backen geplaudert. Und all das Geschtricket vergessen.

Nun die “Totoro Handschuhe” von brella auf Ravelry sind ein Hit bei meiner Tochter. Sie liebt sie und scheinbar trägt sie diese immer draussen in diesem kalten Kanadischen Wetter.

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Baking,Baking…..more Baking

img_9158Woo isn’t in the kitchen this time of year…well It took a little for me this year. As I was chatting with my mom back home last Thursday it came to me I really should have some fresh new bread and cookies in our home too. So let’s get busy….in no time I had dough for two “Zopf”  rising and “Spitzbuebe” (a Swiss Cookie) cookie dough in fridge cooling to roll out later too

Ohhh soooo the bread was backing and the cookies had been filled with home-made Plume Jam too. Though I can also try one of my Cranberry-Vinegar. Perfect for Carrot salad dressing. My home was warm with all the baking aroma….Are You hungry yet?

 

Wer wird jetzt nicht schon in der Küche sein und baken zu dieser  Jahreszeit?  

Es dauerte ein wenig für mich in diesem Jahr…. Als ich am vergangenden Donnerstag mit meiner Mutter zuhause in der Schweiz plauderte ja via Skype , wurde mir klar dass ich doch etwas baken sollte. So frisches Brot und Guetzli. So let’s get busy….in kurzer Zeit hatte ich Teig für zwei “Zopf” und “Spitzbuebe”  Teig im Kühlschrank zu kühlen..

 

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Cranberry-Vinegar a perfect vinegar for carrot salad dressing

 

Schnell schnell ging das Brot in den Oven und die Cookies waren gefüllt mit selbs gemachter Pflaumen Konfiture.

Oven wieder abgekühlt kochte ich dann auch noch Cranberry-Vinegar perfekt für Rübli- Salatsoße ist …..Mein Haus duftete mit allen den Backen Aromas….

 

 

Progress On My X-Mas Quilt

File 2016-08-21, 1 06 38 PMSo changed my pattern up a bit. Removed the top strip with the cars off and worked several borders around it as I liked it. Then cut out many cars and added them by sewing them on top of the quilt. Now ready to be quilted ….

I think this one is not bad for doing it all on my own with no pattern…File 2016-08-21, 1 06 58 PM

 

So änderte mein Muster ein wenig von dem ersten versuch. Trente den oberen Streifen mit den Autos ab und nähte noch ein paar verschiedene Stoffe rings herum, einfach so wie ich dachte das es gut aussieht. Einige Autos wurden dann ausgeschnitten und hinzu gefügte. Indem ich diese auf der Oberseite des Quilts annähte. Nun muss ich nur noch den richtigen hintergrund finden und los geht es mit dem Quilten…

Ich denke, bis jetzt ist es nicht schlecht ist für dass ich alles alleine ohne Muster her gezaubert habe. …

Chalet Wrap

Wishing all of You

A very Happy Holiday Season and a wonderful New Year.

 Enjoy my New Pattern

Chalet Wrap

 This Chalet Wrap is my first pattern published in

“A Needle Pulling Thread

magazine this past October 2015 in the Anniversary Issue. I am very happy  to make this  pattern available to all of you

I do ask for you to please link back any knit “Chalet Wrap” pictures you knit up to my blog or on Ravelry under Knitswiss.

Love to see your amazing Hand knit Wrap too.

And many thanks for following y blog and all your comments, visits and likes through the many years of my blog posts.

Hugs and Smiles always

Jacqueline

Apple Cinnamon Rose

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Apples-Cinnamon Rose

Apple Cinnamon Rose

Tastes just as yummy as the  Raspberry Jam sweet Flower.

I am on a roll with this baking now. Love the sweet smell of home-baking in our home.

A sweet dough was rising this am and apples were peeled and coped. Then mixed together with cinnamon and sugar. Dough rolled into four rectangles and spread with apple cinnamon stuffing. Rolled up and then cut to sections, placed in a round baking dish and backed once again at 350 degrees for 30 -40 min drizzled with Icing sugar paste

umm sooo tasty.

Umm yummy
Umm yummy

Apfel Zimt Rose schmeckt genauso lecker wie die ……….

Ich bin auf einer Rolle mit diesem backen. Der süße Duft von frisch gebacken Brot oder Kuchen in unserem Haus is herrlich.

Einen Süßem Teig aufgehen lassen am Heutigen morgen.  Äpfel wurden geschält und klein geschnitten. Dann gemischt mit Zucker und Zimt. Teig gerollt in vier Rechtecke und verbreitet mit Apfel Zimt Füllung. Aufgerollt und dann Teile geschnitten und in eine Backform gelegt, bei 350 Grad für 30 -40 min gebacken …..

beträufelt mit einer flüsigen Puderzucker Mischung

umm sooo lecker.

This was yesterdays baking. One Pizza Twist and one Apple Cinnamon ...likes the smell of the apple and cinnamon so much just had to bake one for us too.
This was yesterday’s baking. One Pizza Twist and one Apple Cinnamon …liked the smell of the apple and cinnamon so much just had to bake one for us too….

 

Hardanger Christmas Star

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I like to be unique so red with glitter gold thread was perfect fit for me.

As we all are putting out our christmas decoration up, I came across a special handmade decoration I had made several years ago. This red Christmas Star.

Smiles I was told just last week I should be putting this all out on the tables and not have them in storage.

I was the lucky women to have a mom and grandmother that shown me lots of stuff like knitting, crocheting, tatting, Hardanger stitching and much more.

I have to say this hardanger stitching is really amazing and you better make sure you count each single thread as you go along in the setup of the outside border. Because it will hurt much more to open up all the blocks if you are off by YES ONLY ONE THREAD!

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My Moms creation

Hardanger embroidery is a form of embroidery traditionally worked with white thread on white even-weave cloth, using counted thread and drawn thread work techniques. Hardanger fabric is an evenweave cotton material woven with pairs of threads of 22 count. The weave gives a squared appearance to the fabric  with distinct holes, making it easy to count and work on. DMC Pearl Cotton 5 is ideal for Hardanger Fabric. Use DMC Pearl cotton 8, for more delicate filling stitches and other surface details.

Have a look at some of the table runners most of them my mom did. I stepped out of the box and had to make the red once and one of the beige once for sure. They for sure take a while to finish!