Special Deliveries Are In Order

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My Mom is Celebrating her 80th. Birthday!

“Yes fit as a little kitten”

I said on the invitation for her Party and believe me she is going, going and goin.

She loves to go on her walks, plays cards with her friends. Public pool is opening up soon so…swimming ;-) is a good for sure. You should see this pool! Wish we had something like that locally.

Getting groceries by walking to local store and, ohhhh I bumped into a friend and we had coffee. Sooo cool when have you gone groceries shopping lately and bumped into a friend and just had a coffee?

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reading card from my hubby and cardigan fits perfect

Ohh yes the garden is starting soon to grow…what can we plant FLOWERS for sure, You should see it. Miss that garden. Oh ,not to forget the cockatiels that my dad so enjoyed caring breeding them in our backyard.

So Happy 80 Birthday “Mutt” You are truly a special Mom.

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Meine “Mutt” feiert ihren 80. Geburtstag Heute!

“Ja fit wie ein Chätzli” sagte es auf der Einladung für Ihre Geburtstags Feier und glauben mir, sie geht, geht und geht da ist immer etwas los…fast immer….lach.

Gern geht sie Spatzieren oder in ein Lehren-Theatern. Spielt Karten mit Ihren Freundinnen. Das Schwimmbad ist bald offen da sollte ich anrufen ;-) ! Ich wünschte, wir hätten so ein Öffentliches Freibad bei uns in der Nähe

Lebensmittel  einkaufen kann sie zu Fuss gehen>  ohhhh hatte noch eine  Freundin getroffen und wir hatten noch einen Kaffee gehabt. Sooo cool! Wenn hattst Du das letztemal Lebensmittel eingekaufst  und hattes jemand angetroffen und noch schnell einen Kaffee getruncken hier? Unhörbar hier bei uns …..über den Grossen See

Ohh ja der Garten ….was können wir an BLUMEN planzen? Oh nicht zu vergessen die Nymphensittiche, die mein Vater so genossen hatte, Pflege und Zucht in unserem Hinterhof hatt sie nun auch übernommen.

So “Mutt” zu Deinem  80 Geburtstag wünsche ich und Familie Dir alles Liebe.

Ich Ha Di’ Liebe

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Lacy Cardigan

079Lacy Cardigan

A light fun pattern and ideal to wear over a strapless top or halter top.

You want your crochet work to show off. 075 (2)

The sleeves and back are crochet all in one piece and then at the sleeves section sewn together. Once that is done it gets easier. Just pick up the required stitches all around the body opening. Knitting in the round is easy now as it is a knit 2, purl 2, knit 2 continue to end …2013-10-16 13.14.56Lacy Cardigan 2016

But you can see for yourself the Lace Cardigan pattern is free for now…In Sizes Small / Medium and it is easy to adapt to larger size too.

You Guesst It RIght

Baby Surprise Jacket

Baby Surprise Jacket

It is the Baby Surprise Jacket.

So you know Noro Yarns is one of my favourite yarns, and so is this pattern. So easy to knit and fun too. Great for any yarn though. But with the Noro Yarn you get the colour play too and that along makes this Jacket never a  boring knit!

Not sure who get to wear this jacket yet…so if anyone is interested in purchasing it, send me a note with email address.

On another note, keep stopping by as I will have a Give-A-Way for a correct answer sometimes during the next couple of months happening.  The question will be something I will post over the next little while….smiles will have some fun.


Richtig geraten es ist ein Baby Surprise Jacke.

So wie Ihr wisst is  die Noro Wolle einer meiner liebsten Garne, und so ist dieses Muster. So einfach zum Stricken und macht auch Spaß. Großartig für alle Garne. Aber mit der Noro Garne erhaltest Du das Farbespielen und dass entlang macht diese Jacke nie ein langweiliges Stricken!

Habe keine Ahnung für welches Kind ich dies gestrickt habe…also wenn jemand interese hat and dem Jäcklein und es  kaufen möchte, senden mir eine Notiz mit der E-Mail-Addresse.

So nun noch schnell eine andere Notiz, währent den Nächsten Monaten ein “Give-A-Way” “Verlosung” haben. So wenn Du lust hast da mit zu machen schau weiterhin bei mir herein die Frage wird in den Post sein. 

…Lächeln wird werden Spaß dabei haben.


2015-10-25 17.16.45 So I have been playing around long enough with this.

 ” KnitswissYarn”

it is about time that I will show you all this too.

Today it is truly a fabulous day

Perfect to colour some more of the yarns I have undyed at my home.

So gorgeous outside for that it in November the 3rd. Normally we are truly way colder than the 18 degrees we have now. Even had snow as early as October.

File 2015-11-03, 4 47 07 PM So a batch of yarn is hanging on my clothes hanger outside now to dry. Have a look there are about 12 skeins of Lace hanging outside to try.

Aahhh soooo yummy soft!

Yes also 4 skeins of Soybean a new yarn I am trying out. Really love how it took the colour and how it feels too. I think that would be a great one for the once the can’t knit with wool.

time to come in for the night

time to come in for the night

Also coloured 10 skeins of Bamboo to see how it will take the colour. The colours come out rather soft see the light blue and light pink. I believe that would be nice for the coming Spring too

Going to knit something up soon with either one and let you know what my thoughts are.

My BFF, yes you will get one of them to knit something gorgeous too!

Soybean yarn have onlly 4 skeins so far to see how it does take the dye and how it will knit up. So far

Soybean yarn have only 4 skeins so far to see how it does take the dye and how it will knit up. So far “I Love It”

 Interested in purchasing any of the yarns just send me a note and we can chat.

I’ll be working soon on a site to post things better for all of you too.

Making A Difference

2015-09-10 17.08.21Glad I am here to make a difference

I wake up in the morning and go to bed at night…..all through my day I truly try my very best to make a difference in some once life. I know this is not always easy or noticed by others. I get it.

But here is a little story of “my rewards” to my day yesterday at work.

An elderly lady came to the store where I work. I had never seen her before. But she ask if someone could help her. I ask if she could tell me more. On she went on telling me she learned all on her own how to do “Cables”  but this had been a while ago and she was not sure anymore if she was doing it correct.

Ahhh a knitting question, Great I knew I could help her. So she showed me the project she started. It was perfect!!! She can still do the cables….She was so happy to hear that.

She thought she now had to buy some yarn from us now because I helped her.

Her and her husband really like the colour  “Gray” and she wanted to knit him a scarf but unfortunately do to the sale we have had only 3 skeins of a gray yarn left but not in the weight she was looking for.  Gray always goes the first with naturals, white and blacks.

She was soooo upset and ask if I would be mad with her if she would not buy any yarn this time? But she for sure will be back to buy from (me) the store again. How could I tell he I was mad with her. Never in a million years would I have told her that! As I really only want to help her no matter if she bought yarn from us or not!

She gave me this great big hug and told me she will be back!

My believes are

“If you give a little Help, Care, and Understanding you get sooo much more in return back”

maybe not right away but customers like that will remember You “Me”    

“I know I make a Difference”

And You can too.

Wear It In Many Fun Ways – Airy Shawl

IMG_4412Wonderful light blowing in the breeze.

A shawl that I had seen on Ravelry by “SingingCats”.

As you can see this shawl can be soooo…. much fun in many ways and style to wear.IMG_4405

IMG_4394A little something different as I knit this up with a Metallic Ribbon yarn “Sirdar Firefly Metallic”  had 3 skeins available  and used a US13 – 9.00mm needle.

One would think this knits up fast but because the ribbon yarn has a ladder look with open section.I really had to pay attention that I was getting all the pieces of the yarn while I was knitting this Shawl.

Done in the knit stitch. Cast on 30 and increase at the beginning and end of each row until you run out yarn
This is sooooo long with a total of 214 stitchesIMG_4415

IMG_4408Wunderbar leichte bläst er im Wind.

Ein Schal den ich im “Ravelry” bei “SingingCats” gesehen hatte.

Wie Du sehen kannst hat man viel Options beim Tragen von diesem Schal.IMG_4418

Hier ist er mit einem metallischen Bändchengarn gestrickt  “Sirdar Firefly Metallic” genau 3 Stränge waren vorhanden und eine US13 – 9.00mm Nadel.

Man würde denken, dass es sich schnell strickt mit dieser Nadel grösse. Doch weil das Bändchengarn so Leiter artig gewoben ist, musste ich darauf achten, dass alle Teile des Garnes verstrickt wurden.

Angeschlagen hatte ich 30 Maschen und auf jederen Vorterseite bei Beginn und Ende der Reihe je eine Masche zugenommen, ein Total von 214 Maschen. Bist ich fast alles Garn vertrickt hatte und ich noch genug zum Abketten hatte. VoilIMG_4417a ….IMG_4419

Flaming June Cardigan


Flaming June Caridgan

Flaming June Is a wonderful light summery cardigan.

In the sample here knit up in two different colours just like in the pattern written by Cheryl Niamath on Raverly.
 The Hemp is a perfect material but so would be any Linen. A cool and fun way to use different materials for knitting
Love how this cardigan looks and wears too. Yes it is knit with Hemp. Some of you may not like the roughness of this material. Hemp is mostly used for string or ropes but this is a much finer and I say softer version of it.

However it does not give so knitting with it is a bit of a challenge. You do have to knit a swatch as my gauge was off by at 4 stitches so I still knit by pattern but went down with my needle size to a 3.5mm. Some Ravelry posts even have used a 2mm needle size to get the correct gauge.. I also had to knit the sleeves shorter as I was reading on some sites it does stretch a bit. Well I have to say that is correct as mine stretched in length by at least 3 inches.

The sleeves have a interesting point to the front of your hand

The sleeves have a interesting point to the front of your hand.

I had 7 skeins of Hemp for Knitting hemp3LUX of that I used 6 in Brick and 1 in Pumpkin 
The next one I will knit will be about 3 -4 inches shorter as I am not that tall.
IMG_4323Flaming Juni ist ein wunderbare, sommerliche und leichte Strickjacke. Im Bild hier strickte ich sie mit zwei verschiedenen Farben wie im Muster geschrieben von Cheryl Niamath auf Raverly.
Das Hanf das ich dazu benutzte heisst “Hanf3LUX”  ist ein perfektes Material. Doch könte man dazu auch Linen brauchen.

Both sides of the cardigan have the same point as the sleeves. So very fun and stylish for this summer

Both sides of the cardigan have the same point as the sleeves. So very fun and stylish for this summer

  Diese Strickjacke hat einen schönen, leichten Hang hat beim Tragen. Einige von Euch mögen die Rauheit von diesem Hanf nicht. Hanf ist überwiegend für Schnur oder Seile gebraucht. Hier etwas feiner  und ich sage weichere Version. Doch muss ich ehrlich sagen das stricken mit Hanf ist nicht das einfachste.  Bestimmt musst Du ein Muster stricken. Ich musste runter mit der Nadel Grösse zu 3.5mm einige mussten sogar zu einer 2mm Nadel grösse gehen. Auch zieht sich die Jacke in die Länge beim Tragen. So musste ich die Ärmel etliches kürzer stricken. 

Another version one could knit is a Vest instead of the cardigan. You will only need 5 skeins of Hemp then.

Another version one could knit is a Vest instead of the cardigan. You will only need 5 skeins of Hemp then.


Ganze 7 Stränge von “Hanf3LUX”  verstrickt in Farben 6 Kneueln “Backstein” und 1 in “Kürbis”
die nächste Jacke werde ich ca. 15cm kürzer stricken da ich nicht so gross bin