Friendship Blanket Shrug gets Published

2016-02-10 15.15.48Very excited to announce being published in

A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine, May 31. 2016 issue!

Thank you very much for this opportunity!

You can see my creation “Friendship Blanket Shrug” on the Cover.

Pattern is available on pages 68 and 69.

I will be posting the pattern on Ravelry once the magazine is off the shelves for you to download.

You will be able to purchase the Magazine at Chapters and at the Creative Festival in April 2016 where the Friendship Blanket Shrug will be

Sehr erfreut bin ich schon mein Strickmuster “Friendship Blanket Shrug” ist im

“A Needle Pulling Thread” Heft, Ausgabe von dem 31. Mai 2016 veröffentlicht worden!

Vielen Dank für diese Gelegenheit!

Ihr könnt die “Freundschaft Blanket Schal” auf der Titelseite sehen und Muster ist auf Seite 68. vorhanden. Werde das Muster bei Ravelry  hinein legen sobald das Magazin von den Regalen ist. Du kannst das Heft bei Chapters und im April 2016 bei Creative Festival kaufen wo der Shrug auch zum sehen ist.

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My 3 Shades of Gray

My 3 Shades OF Gray Cowl in the works

My 3 Shades OF Gray Cowl in the works

So am I having you wondering what this is?

“My 3 Shades Of Gray”

It is a cowl!

Yes knit up all in white and black. I thought I’ll create something fun and fast. So you too can knit it up asap.

Material needed for this cowl is:

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3 Shades of gray around my neck 3 times. love it that close

2 skeins of Katia Air Lux about 600 meters in black

2 skeins of Katia Kiss about 500 meters in cream

1 Circular Needle size 4.5mm at a 60 to 80cm length

 

Pattern:

I am holding two strands of Katia AirLux together and using 4.5mm needle

Cast on 220 stitches.
This cowl will stretch a bit so if you like it shorter cast on 180 to 200 sts. I can wrap this cowl easily around my neck 3x

now knit in the round don’t worry if it is twisted!

**Knit one round ,
Purl one round,
Knit one round,
Purl one round…. and so on till you have 5 rib.
You want to end with a purl row.

Next row;   k1, 2 yarn overs, k1, 2 yarn overs, k1, 2 YO, K1, 2YO continue this way to end of row.**

Next row;   knit all stitches but drop all yarn overs (YO) down. That will give you the bigger stitch.

Next row;   start with one purl row and then follow pattern
reaped like ** these rows ** till you run out of yarn or have the desired width of cowl.
Cast off with a bigger size needle to make sure it is lose enough.

I used different yarn too. Some I held double and some I only used one strand. Play with your colours too. In the middle pattern I held one white and one black strand together.
my cowl has a total of 5 pattern reps.
Enjoy and yes if you see an error in this pattern write-up just send me a note.
Smiles and hugs and have fun

Enjoy

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Alpaca Lacy Cowl

2014-11-02 15.15.17” ESTELLE Super Alpaca 60 Lacy Cowl”
Designed by Kate Atherley a free pattern from Estelle Yarns that you can download for free under.
With US11 – 8.0mm needle and 2 skeins = 799.2 meters (874.0 yards), 100 grams of Estelle Super  Alpaca 60 Lace
A super soft and cozy yarn. Perfect company for keeping you warm this winter.
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” ESTELLE Super Alpaca 60 Lacy Cowl”

 Entworfen bei Kate Atherley ist ein kostenloses Muster von Estelle Yarns. Mit US11 – 8.0mm Nadel und 2 Knäuel = 874 Meter, 100 Gramm Estelle Super- Alpaca-Lace. Eine besondere weiche und kuschelige Wolle. Perfekte für Dich warm zu halten in diesem Winter.

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Get to Know Berroco: Berroco Remix

Featured Image -- 10340It would be fun be able to visit a yarn factory or distributer one day.

I remember going to Porcelain and Glass making factories during my apprenticeship way back home sooo many years ago. Amazing what they do there.

There are a lot of things that make Berroco Remix a special yarn. Even before I knit my Adeline in it, I was intrigued by its rustic look and the way it felt – soft but full of texture. How does Remix get such a unique look and feel? It’s actually an interesting story…

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Lucky 13 Bolero

2014-05-11 14.55.09One of our customers was looking for spring batik fabric to make a quilt.

So I showed her the green and blue tones that one can see all over the stores. We both loved the colours and home she went with several meters of Batik.

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Well my love for yarn did not go away. This green/blue colour combo would be perfect for this

Lucky 13 Bolero by Gina Wilde

Perfect turquoise, olive-green, lime green, light shell blue all from2014-04-25 21.28.29

2014-05-04 18.46.00Dye Hard Fibre Arts  in SW Merino fingering

 

Just needed this one perfect other yarn called

“Alchemy”   Yarns of Transformation Sanctuary.

Uhhhh yes this is not an inexpensive yarn I know. But oh so perfect for this knit. With 3 skeins = 375.0 yards (342.9m) total 150 grams. In natural & gray-blue; Diamond 09C and a   needle size 3.75mm

Truly love this and wow the colours …perfect.
Pre-felted measurement are: 34 inches long and 27 inches wide at back , 15 inches wide at cuff .

Felted measurements are at 39 inches in length and 28 inches for body width cuff at 13 inches width and 6 inches in length…perfect I would say.

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2014-05-11 13.52.28Ein Kunden von uns war auf der Suche nach  Frühlings Batik Stoff für einen Quilt zu nähen.   Also zeigte ich Ihr die grünen und blauen Farbtönen , die man überall in den Laden sehen kann . Wir beide liebten die Farben und die Kundin ging Heim  mit mehreren Metern Batik . Lächelt  dachte ich…

Meine Liebe für Wolle liess nicht los.

So wusste ich, grünen / blauen Farbkombination würde auch schön sein für diesen  “Lucky 13 Bolero von Gina Wilde” zu  Stricken

Perfekt türkis , olivgrün , hellgrün , hellblauSchale alle aus “Dye Hard Fibre Arts”  in  SW Merino Finger


Ich brauchte nur noch eine perfekte anderen Garn “Alchemy” in  “Transformation Sanctuary”.

Uhhhh ja das ist kein billige Wolle , ich weiß.  Aber ach so perfekt für dieses Bollero . Mit drei Stränge = 375,0 Yards ( 342.9m ) insgesamt 150 Gramm. In  Natur mit grau-blauen & Nadel 3,75 mm


Pre Filzen Messungen sind : 86cm lang und 68 cm breit an Rücken, 38 cm breit an Manschette.

Gefilzt Messungen sind bei 99 cm in der Länge und 71 cm Breite für Körper ,Manschette bei 33cm Breite und 15 cm in der Länge … perfekt würde ich sagen,2014-05-11 13.53.33

 

 

Knitting Is Healthy for Your Brain

Finally someone agrees with me, this knitting that I am doing every day is a health benefit….!!! Yesss. I am staying sooo young and it is my passion to continue to knit and crochet till I am no longer able to…
It truly is keeping me grounded and takes away all my stress….smile, I am so lucky to know how to knit and crochet!!!

 

“Several different studies support that knitting—and crafting in general—serves as a natural anti-depressant, helps ease anxiety and stress, can protect your brain from aging and has the effects as meditation.

As part its “Inside Your Brain” series, CNN recently took a look at how knitting affects your noggin. Findings indicate that knitting can be an effective treatment of PTSD. This has to do with how knitting has similar benefits to meditation, which helps “dampen internal chaos.”

The effects of flow are similar to those of meditation, says occupational therapist Victoria Schindler. Science has shown meditation can, among other things, reduce stress and fight inflammation. Our bodies are in a constant state of stress because our brain can’t tell the difference between an upcoming meeting with the boss and an upcoming bear attack, Schindler says. The repetitive motions of knitting, for example, activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which quiets that “fight or flight” response.

But knitting also works as a natural anti-depressant, as crafters release dopamine while they knit, according to a recent study.

In one study of more than 3,500 knitters, published in The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 81% of respondents with depression reported feeling happy after knitting. More than half reported feeling “very happy.”

And crafting’s reward goes far beyond creation. Seeing the finished product adorning your walls — or receiving praise from a loved one — can offer repeated hits of that feel-good chemical.

Because crafting stimulates the use of many different areas of the brain—working memory and attention span, visuospatial processing, creativity and problem-solving abilities—there is a hypothesis that it can help keep the brain young by preventing cerebral atrophy and significantly delaying dementia. In other words, there apparently really is such a thing as a knit wit.” 

My Kibou Amiga Is All Knit Up

2014-03-02 09.39.27So I promised you I would show you my finished “Amiga” cardigan. I have to say I truly love this yarn. It is sooo soft and silky! Ahhh I know “Kibou” it has silk in it; 54% Cotton, 34% Wool, 12% Silk.2014-02-20 17.18.05

This definitely would be a fun and simple fast knit with only 3 skeins for a small to medium size, depends on the length of the body and the sleeves. You can see I made it longer and the sleeves are only 3/4 length.

Smile I hat to get my sleeves wet when I wash the dishes.2014-02-20 20.41.50

2014-03-02 09.39.39Wie versprochen, hier ist meine fertige “Amiga” Strickjacke. Ich muss sagen, dieses Noro Kibou gefällt mir wirklich gut. Es ist sooo weich und seidig! Ahhh ich weiß “Kibou” hat Seide eingesponnen; 54% Baumwolle, 34% Wolle, 12% Seide.

2014-03-02 09.39.54Echt toll  und einfach schnell gestrickt mit nur 3 Stränge für eine klein bis mittel Größe. Abhängig von der Länge des Körpers und den Ärmeln. Du kanst sehen, ich habe es länger im Körper gestrickt und die Ärmel sind nur 3/4 Lang. 

Smile ich hasse es nass Ärmel zu bekommen wenn ich das Geschirr abwaschen.