Tint Of Autum is the perfect memory of this wonderful time in Europe.
I was so excited to be able to go on a holiday to Europe this past Fall 2017 a cruise
from Basel to Amsterdam on The Rhein River.
“So Beautiful and Memorys to keep”
“Spending time with my mom back home in Switzerland and with great friends….”
Exiting part of this trip was the Ms. Excellence Allegra our Ship stopped in Amsterdam….yessss guess who has a store there? Stephen West and Penelope…I just had to visit this store! We bought yarn and some stitch markers with…
Oh yes bicycle theme. So cool
Reni my girlfriend was totally on board to find this store too. Though she doesn’t knit much she still bought yarn so this is where I came into play….happily I have to say
She fell in love with this Malabrigo Rios yarn, (Smiles I think it was the colour that she had to have) in Amsterdam at Stephen and Penelope’s Store. See more info here for Tints Of Autum Pattern
The 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…
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.
Yes it was a day or two of sewing
“Quilted Rug Sewing At My House”
after all I work in a place that sells lots of quilting fabric at “The Quilts Store”
The fun part of this is, we get some amazing teachers in from time to time..but let me tell you we have several of my colleges that are amazing teachers too.
One of the classes was this
Quilted Rugs with Al Cote
Have a look at one of my earlier posts another great teacher. I would recommend either one of their classes for sure.
Yes I was working my shift but I had to see all the wonderful samples the students/customers where working on from time to time too. Smiles, just part of me interacting with the customers too…I believe this is my role in good customer service too.
So I picked up the some tips on how to make something like this RUG too. But since I was not in the class my sample may not be exactly as Al instructed it …but I am happy with the way it turned out. Though I wish it would rag more like the rag quilts do.
Really fun, though the cutting out of all the fabric was a bit “ahhhh” do I have to through all this fabric out to get to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd layer etc….I guess it will go in a bag for stuffing.
What am I talking about? You may ask your self…..well it is that the original pattern …
yes a knitting pattern smiles….
“The Joker and the Thief ” is all worked up with many fun and wonderful colours ,gorgeous for sure.
Leave it up to me though,I wanted to see how this pattern by Melanie Berg would look in just one colour. My KnitSwissYarns Fingering Merino Silk I used for this pattern is a very light tone on tone and in the right light will have a hint of purple, though the may colour is dark gray.
Loved the pattern and the distinct row of the 8 stitches add a definite interest to this shawl design. I truly enjoyed knitting this shawl up for my friends Ursi back home…..we enjoyed a truly fun time together in September on our Rhein River holiday.
With excitement and happiness can I tell you that my latest pattern called
has been published and is available for you too to knit know.
As you all probably have been noticing in all my latest patterns there is always a cable pattern somewhere knit into the design.
You guessed right if you said “she loves cables”
The Eggli Vest has also been knit with my own yarn
5-7 skeins of Sport Weight depends on the size you are knitting it. Yarn only sold directly through contacting me here on the blog or at email@example.com
Pattern is available in several sizes. Eggli Vest
The “Eggli Vest” has been published in the latest “A Needle Pulling Thread” magazine Issue #17. You are able to download the pattern if you can’t get the magazine by clicking on the link above.
As Carla the publisher of the magazine indicates:
“The Eggli Vest is a one of the most versatile vest in a long time, wearing it upside down will give it a different look and it’s the same vest! A little cable for interest and structure, and I-cord cast off for that final touch of class.”
Pictures have been taken by Carla “A Needle Pulling Thread” for this magazine…..
Carla “I had a lot of fun too…;-)))”
Thanks for the wonderful opportunity
The Shawl Pin designed by my good friend Ave is a very talented wood burning Artist. I have many items like buttons, shawl /hair pins, etc available. For more info contact me through by commenting.
Perfect for this fall Season is this deep Purple plum colour.
I could think of many projects to knit up…if my time would allow it.
Special Order for Carla A. Canonico of
“A Needle Pulling Thread” and KNITmuch.
Carla told me she loves her purples and is looking forward to seeing the once I have dyed for her.
“It has to be the right purple”
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
After we had a nice view days doing things around the house over the Labour Day Weekend…part of hurricane Harvey must have made its way up to us …with rain and Thunder. So the grounds are all wet this Tuesday Morning. A perfect day to doing some more cleaning I thought and getting ready for the colder season again.
So as I am waiting for the water to drain from Hot Tub ….I noticed a cluster of beautiful Mushrooms had grown on our front walk way…so delicate and pretty.
See how only 20 minutes of lighting makes a difference in the picture ….and one hour later they are all drying up and shriveled up looking…..I guess by noon they are gone again…
So two hours have past since I started this post ….and you should see how black the sky is right now…..lol I am getting soaked by rain and hail….