Turquoise Charm Bag

File 2017-08-02, 7 39 35 PMMy “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 …File 2017-08-02, 7 39 49 PM

 

 

 

 

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…

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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 …..

 

 

 

Gray Flax

File 2017-03-30, 11 16 37 AMMy go-to knit usually is a cardigan as they can be layered over a lighter top long or short-sleeved. But I was in need of a sweater this time. A light weight one I thought would be great for right now this in between winter – spring weather.
My knitting girls where knitting this one called “Flax” by tincanknits on Ravelry…works well for me too. But I chose a much lighter weight in yarn and therefore had to knit several different sizes as I went along with the pattern. Always enjoy a top down knit. Used up some yarn from my stash  7 skeins off “Phildar Phil’Soft 3 1/2 in gray-blue and knitting needle 3.75mm.
At the bottom edge I used a pattern from Nicky Epstein in her book “Knitting On The Edge” the Berry Cluster pattern but without knitting the bubbles.
Like to finished look and the edge is just perfect.File 2017-03-30, 11 14 52 AM
File 2017-03-30, 11 15 32 AMMein Go-To-Strick Muster ist in der Regel eine Strickjacke, da so eine Jacke perfect ist über eine leichteres Oberseite lang oder kurz-arm. Doch dises mal könnte ich einen Pullover brauchen.  Etwas leichter für den Winter zu Frühlin übergang.
Meine Strickfrauen die zu mir kommen, stricken fleissig an dem “Flachs”  Pullover von tincanknits auf Ravelry … toll auch für mich. Doch ich wählte ein viel leichteres Garn und musste also mehrere verschiedene Größen stricken, als ich das Muster so strickte.
Von meinem  Stash brauchte ich 7 Stränge aus “Phildar Phil’Soft 3 1/2 in grau-blau und Stricknadel 3,75mm.
Am unteren Rand strickte ich ein Muster von Nicky Epstein in ihrem Buch “Knitting On The Edge” das Berry Cluster-Muster, aber ohne die Ballen zu stricken.
Fertig und passt sehr gut.

New Blog Look and Website

File 2017-03-30, 12 02 25 PMHello every one hope this will find You all happy and healthy and ready for the warmer Spring Weather. You may have noticed a little bit of a change in the look of my blog.

“At this point I also would like to say Thank You to all of You that have been following my Blog for so many years ….I love to see You all enjoying what is my Passion. Thank You.”

Like Spring I thought it would be nice to change a little stuff up on my blog. Now you see the main picture of my blog post instead of the full post. You can click on it and it will open up the new post. Or You can scroll to the right and find an older post click on it and voila it will open up the article.

This I thought is easier for you so one does not need to  scroll through each blog post if one wants to only look at the quilt etc.

Also new:  You go to “KnitswissYarns” it will take you now to my Online-Shop from there you have a choice to shop or go to Jacqueline’s Blog exactly the same as this site.

At one point I will merge them all together as one but not at this time….So enjoy and hop you all will have a wonderful Spring.

Jacqueline

 

Hallo Ihr Lieben Freunde… hoffe bei Euch ist alles Gesund und Munter . Freut Ihr Euch auch auf das wärmere Frühlingswetter?  Sicher habt Ihr schon gemerket das ich meine Blog Look ein bisschen Verändert habe.

“Hier möchte ich mich bei Euch recht herzlich Bedanken für Euren Besuch währent den etliche vergangen Jahre.  Mein “Passion” Euch zu zeigen und die netten Worte von Euch freuen mich immer….”

So, ‘Frühling’ perfect auch hier etwas zu erfrischen. Jetzt siehst Du das Hauptbild meines Blogs anstelle des ganzen Beitrags. Du kannst darauf klicken und es wird den neuen Beitrag eröffnen. Oder Du kanst nach rechts scrollen und auf einen  älteren Beitrag  klicken und es wird den öffnen.

Dachte es ist einfacher und schneller ein bestimmten post zu sehen.

Auch neu: Wenn du zu “KnitswissYarns.com” gehst,

Es bringt dann meine Webseite hoch mit meinem Online-Shop.

Da hast du die Wahl zum Einkaufen oder zum Jacqueline’s Blog zu gehen.

So Enjoy und wünsch Euch allen einen wunderschöne Frühling

Jacqueline

Rikki Hat For The Next Snowfall…not

file-2017-02-23-11-05-58-amSnow falling only less then 10 days ago…

Walking in the winter wonderland with so much snow on the trees shaking the snow off them as I stood underneath…

making snow-angels  in the snow…

yes just like a kid…. So much fun.

So good for the mind.

Loved every moment of it.

Ok all this made me knit this Rikki hat as my hat kept on moving over my eyes having fun in the snow….So with one skein of DK weight yarn and a circular needles of I went. Knit up very fast. So happy with this on….only all the snow is gone now…

file-2017-02-23-11-20-09-amSchneefall erst vor 10 Tagen … Ein wirkliches  Winter-Wunderland mit so viel Schnee auf den Bäumen. Der  Schnee von den Bäumen schüttelt, als ich darunter stand … Schnee-Engel im Schnee machen … ja wie ein Kind …. So viel Spaß! Das tut richtig gut!

Ok, das hat mich dazu gebracht, diesen Rikki-Muetze zu stricken, während mein Hut immer wieder über meine Augen ging und  Spaß im Schnee hatte …. Also mit einer Strang DK-Gewichtgarn und einer Rund- Nadeln ging es los. Strick sehr schnell. Toll wie diese Muetze sitzt nur haben wir keinen Schnee mehr …..

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With it already being January 11. 2017 I hope You  all had a perfect start into the New Year with Peace, Love and Health for everyone.

A New Year

A new beginning

Perfect for me to start some more writing, creating knitting patterns and yes knitting and crocheting classes available if you life close by.

Oh and my own knitting not to forget.

Just having fun with life in general too.

 2017 It will be a great year

A new plan for this year will be my online shop that will be available soon for you to find some of my own

“Knitswiss Yarns”

All hand-dyed and unless requested available in smaller dye-lot amounts. The yarns are one of a kind and will be only available through my shop. My yarns will not be available in stores at this time.

Also will sell some of my knitted garments, scarfs and much more.

Yes possibly even quilts I have sewn….

More info following soon.

Happy 2017 To You All

 

 

 

 

Gstaader Bolero

Fluffy you could say for sure, kind of feels like I am holding a bunny rabbit in my hand when I was knitting this Gstaader Bolero. Super soft and squishy. I enjoyed knitting with this yarn file-2016-08-23-5-49-53-pm “Phildar Kid Mohair No4”, though I know it is discontinued but still loved it. file-2016-08-23-5-50-14-pm

This Gstaader Bolero can be knit up with some other yarns too for sure. No limitations here. Depends on the yarn you use wear it in the coming winter over a party dress in the Alps. Spring into the summer yarns with cotton, bamboo….or on your next Cruise Ship vaccation.

 

Flauschig ist das sicher schon. Fühlt sich an als hätte  ich ein Kaninchen in der Hand, als ich diesen Gstaader Bolero strickte. Super weich und squishy. Ich genoss das Stricken mit diesem Garn “Phildar Kid Mohair No4” obwohl, ich weiß es ist nicht mehr im Verkauf.

Dieser Gstaader Bolero kann auch mit anderen Garnen gestrickt werden. Keine Einschränkungen hier. Kommt halt ganz auf Dich an wann Du das Bolero tragen wilst…

Ob im kommenden Winter über ein Partykleid in den Alpen oder Frühling mit den Sommer Garne mit Baumwolle, Bambus …. auf dem Mehr an einer Cruise Ship Holiday.

 

Pattern will be available soon too on Ravelry…