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
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…
Can you tell I am Soooo loving it .
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.
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! )
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.
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.
My “Turquoise Charm Bag” has been an inspiration from the turquoise waters from Antigua… So blue and clear.
Then on one of our visits to the festivals here in our town, I fell in love with this type of bags. Made all with cotton ropes and fabric strips sewn together….
I had seen this before in one of the magazines I get from Europe and said I really want to make one of them. So off with no pattern …
Well I tell you it does take a lot of rope and fabric. Your fingers will love you after rolling the ropes in the fabric too. But wait the fun is still to come …..Now you get to sew the covered ropes to each into a coil, just like a snail-shell looks …well kind of. But you get what I am telling you…a lot of fun …oh yes it gets better now you have to curve this bag too so it has a wall…oh yes curve it! That takes some practice I tell you. You can see mine is not perfect but almost ….I love it. Pick a fabric you really love and then just go for it…I have mine from “The Quilt Store” and we have lots more of it to chose from…The cotton clothes line rope I bought at Wallmart….kind of bought all they had at the time…5/8″ thick. Oh use a topstitch needle 100/16 and Cotton Petites by Sulky Thread for the top and regular for the bobbin.
So once it was all sewn together and I had used up almost 300 yards of rope for this size. It was a really squishy thing to put in my sewing machine throught opening I tell you… well worth the results….smiles
What do I use for the handles? Was looking for old horse rains….all my friends that have horses….I thought for sure would have one old one hanging around…..
Today I notices my purse, I had been using for just a view weeks ….oh no is falling apart…. yes!! Now I have handles I can use….why through away the purse when I can take it apart and use items from it…yes rip, rip, rip….
Right Ave and Judy you have seen me doing this crazy thing ….Have a look what my new bag looks like now…
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
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.