Knitter’s Fair In Kitchener Waterloo

2013-09-14 09.11.54What a fantastic weekend we  had at the Knitter’s Fair in Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario.  September 14th. 2013

Sooo much Yarn unbelievable …my first time going to this Fair…sooo worth the drive.   Ahhhh yes I know Madi  I did not drive…..Madi was behind the wheel thank goodness.!  We,  Ana my Mom and  I made sure she would not get lost…smile. GPS did help too …2013-09-14 09.11.40

We met so many friendly people . Vendors and Customers…just a good bunch of people.  I truly love being part of this all.

Have a look at our booth “The Yarn Store”

2013-09-14 09.11.48It is amazing to see all the booths  going up in many hours of: How should this look, where do we place this skein. Should we put it up in rows of colours or in the same weight?  How  many colours do we have? No here it goes…or Ana I need this for here. Giggles and smiles we had…2013-09-14 09.12.11

Resting at night not sure how the others did but I did not do much of that ….my mind was on the next day’s show….and hoping  all goes just as planned….GREAT!!!

Fun…and then the selling , and talking about  the yarn . “DyeHard” by my college Deb Y , “Yarn Hallow”, “JoJoland”, Noni Purses!..the list goes on…..even posing for pictures …all was so much fun.

2013-09-14 09.12.06Then the taking it all down in what…???only  1/3 of the time it took to put it up….

Truly something to experience from what my Mom (how is visiting from Switzerland2013-09-14 09.12.16) is telling me. She too enjoyed every moment of it …

You should see the Store  today…almost all back to normal…with fantastic yarns to knit up for this fall Cardigan You always wanted to knit or crochet…

See you soon…

Hugs and Smile


Crochet Owl Hat

For this version I used some of  the Sirdar Calico in yellow and Sirdar Snuggly DK
For this version I used some of the Sirdar Calico in yellow and Sirdar Snuggly DK


This pattern is soooo much fun.
Available on Ravelry under Crochet Owl Hat (Newborn-Adult) by Sarah Zimmerman.
For this version I used some of  the Sirdar Calico in yellow for the beak and Sirdar Snuggly DK in white, black and blue for eyes and gray for the body and with hook size 5.0 mm (H).
I finished one in medium  and large size just to make sure it would fit just perfect for the little fellow for picture day….
We liked  it so much at my workplace that I crochet one more in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino

We liked  it so much at my workplace that I crochet one more hat up in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
We liked it so much at my workplace that I crochet one more hat up in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino

So soft it sure will be a great hat for the little once or teens ….and I if you need help I will have a class at my work coming up shortly too.

For this version I used some of  the Sirdar Calico in yellow and Sirdar Snuggly DK
For this version I used some of the Sirdar Calico in yellow and Sirdar Snuggly DK

Hoooh ….


Dieses Muster macht  soooo viel Spaß.
Verfügbar bei  Ravelry unter 
Crochet Owl Hat (Newborn-Adult) von Sarah Zimmerman.
Für diese Version habe ich die  “Sirdar Calico”  in gelb für den Schnabel und “Sirdar Snuggly DK” in Weiß, Schwarz und Blau für die Augen, Grau für den Körper  gebraucht und mit Haken Größe 5,0 mm (H).
Hier sind zwei verschiedene großen Größe im Bild zu sehen Mittel und Gross. Wollte  sicher sein das dies Owl Mütze perfekt past für den kleinen Knaben der sie zu dem Photographen tragen wird…..Diese Mütze gefällte uns im Geschäft so gut das ich gleich noch eine für den Laden her gezubert hatte, mit der  Debbie Bliss Baby-Cashmerino.  So weich, es wird sicher ein großer Hit sein  für Kleinkinder oder Jugendliche. So viel Spass dann dabei…..

Teen Knitting Is A Huge Trend Today

I-Pod Cozie Owl I found on the internet

I am so happy to ready this article that my hubby sent me a view days ago. He is always on the look out for me to get new ideas in Knitting, Quilting, Home Decorations, Family, What is the newest Fashion…you name it he will find it for me.

So please have a look at this link I posted here It talks all about YESSS

“Teen knitting is a huge trend today”

And not just with girls…Yes the Boys are realizing they meet the girls if they learn to knit or crochet …how about that for a change….

(As per this Article and I just picked a view lines that popped for me in this article:)

“Books about teen knitting are flying off the shelves faster than ever before, and high school knitting clubs are popping up everywhere. Unlike many other crafts, knitting is very accessible and satisfying for beginners, which is one reason why teen knitting is suddenly so hip. Teen knitting is most popular with girls, but more and more guys are picking up the hobby too. From stylish and cozy caps to ultra-modern iPod cozies, teen knitting today is about much more than just sweaters.
Teen knitting clubs are a logical offshoot of this new trend. Although knitting is in some ways a solitary activity, being part of a community of knitters is a great way to learn new techniques and get inspiration for new projects.  The social aspect of teen knitting is a big reason why it is so popular. A lot of teen knitting is done by boys who want to make unique laptop covers, clothes that are the height of cool, or special gifts that any relative or girlfriend are sure to appreciate. The fact that teen knitting isn’t just a trend among girls really says something about how much gender roles have changed since grandma started making mittens.”

I Pod Cozie 4This is just to show you a view I-Pod Cozies that I found looking on the internet…really cool ideas. Some are Knit and some are crochet.

I Pod Cozie 2I Pod cozie 3

Yarn Sale At My Work!!! Yehhh

Ok ladies…

How about this another month of 20% off

from all this great yarn.

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Yarn Hollow Worsted and DK weight

Need some ideas what to knit or crochet…ohh I have lots of ideas for You!

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Let’s say I have always something on my needles or hook. Just need to stop in at “The Yarn Store” and ask what I have in my basket….smile if you know me, You know that basket is always traveling with me and I love to help you anytime!

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see You soon….

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Blanket Shawl in Debbi Bliss …how about that the kit is 20% off too

Can You tell I do not want to count all that Yarnnnn…

rather be knitting it!!!

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almost forgot the fabric side has 50% off see the website!!!

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Ruffled Scarf

2013-06-06 14.38.18Simple yet so gorgeous.
 This Ruffled Scarf was a breeze to create. Easy to crochet once you know the simple crochet stitches. The pattern is also from the “Crochet Noro Book”2013-07-10 09.15.44
have a look at all the great pictures from this book (Link is below )
Pattern was designed by Valentina Devine
For this scarf I used a yarn that I received as a present called Regia Hand-dye Effect and with one skein of about 459.0 yards (419.7m)  and hook size 3.5mm or (E)2013-06-02 16.56.35
Einfach und doch so wunderschön.  Der gekräuselte Schal war ein Kinderspiel zu häkeln.
Wenn Du die einfache Häkelstiche kanst ist das ein gutter anfangs Schal zum Häkeln. Das Muster ist auch aus dem “Häkeln Noro Buch” haben einen Blick auf all die tollen Bilder in diesem Buch (Link ist unten angegeben)2013-06-02 11.43.452013-06-06 14.37.28Muster wurde von Valentina Devine entworfen

Für diesen Schal habe ich ein Garn, dass ich bekommen hatte genannt “Regia Hand-dye Effect” und mit einem Strang von etwa 419.7 Meter und Häkel Größe 3,5 mm oder (E) 2013-06-06 14.37.19

Shell Scarf

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A great project that I found in the new Noro Crochet Book. 2013-07-10 09.15.44
The scarf was designed by Mary Jane Hall.
Pattern is well written out and only over 4 rows and then you repeat the rows till you are finished…
I only used two skeins of  Noro Silk Garden Lite  about  272.0 yards (248.7m) and a hook 4mm or (G)2013-06-01 11.21.19

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Ein tolles Projekt, das ich in dem neuen Noro Häkeln Buch gefunden hatte.

2013-06-02 11.41.54Der Schal wurde von Mary Jane Halle entworfen.  Das Muster ist gut geschrieben und nur über 4 Reihen und dann wiederholst Du die Zeilen, bis der Schal fertig ist …

Ich habe nur zwei Stränge von Noro Silk Garden Lite etwa  248.7Meter und einem Häkel nummer 4mm oder (G) gebraucht.

Progress on my Quilt

My Firts Quilt So it is about time I finish my first quilt, right?!

Yes my walking foot for the sewing machine works now after having a user issue at first …that would be me…smile.

Until Ana had a closer look at my machine. She told that the foot does not line up with the bottom feet….ok glad to have Ana to help me with that too.Crochet Sample And Knit Sample

So home I came after my workday. Know the question was, do I knit, crochet or work on my quilt? I did have my crochet project in my hands and after 4 reps of the pattern I told myself stop!!! go work on the quilt. Ok I know I have to do the “Stitch In The Ditch” stuff….yes also my first time …. struggling with all that material between  the needle and the body of the machine and sewing a straight line….and yes all the pins….huuuhaaa…not so easy I say ….done now…

will see what my teacher Ana has to say…smile my guess is I used the wrong colour threat for this job

So ist es Zeit, dass ich meine erste Quilt fertig nähe, nicht wahr?!.

My Firts Quilt, with the back side showingJa, mein Leufer Fuß für die Nähmaschine funktioniert jetzt, nachdem ich Gestern etwas problem hatte damit …ein Benutzer Problem … das wäre mich … smile. So brachte ich die Maschine ins Geschäft um nach zu fragen was ich da falsch mache?


Dann wurde mir erklärt das der Fuss oben und unten nicht überein legen. So die gute  Ana kam zur Hilfe und nun klapt alles Bestens.  Danke Schön.

Zuhause angekommen nach meinem Arbeitstag war die Frage,  stricken, häkeln oder weiter machen mit meinem Quilt?

 Ich hatte meine Häkelprojekt in meinen Händen doch nach 4 Musters Wiederholungen sage ich genug damit! Mach mit der Patchwork Decke weiter .

Ok, ich weiß, “Stich im Graben”  (wie wird dem sagen) mach ich auch das Erste Mal…. etwas gekämpft hatte ich mit all dem Material, das zwischen der Nadel und der Maschine war und dann auch noch geraden Linie zu nähen und all die Sicherheits Nadeln dazu…. huuuhaaa … gar nicht so einfach. Bin gestpannt was meine  Lehrerin  die Ana dazu zusagen hat. lächeln .. meine Vermutung ist, dass ich nicht die richtige Farbe beim Faden benutz habe…