Needles At Work

….after some time not really having my knitting needles in my hand …. Just not sure why that happen. But for past 6 months I have kind of lost my desire for knitting.

Have You ever felt like that? You have a hobby that is your passion, all of a sudden You have no interest in it anymore?

Some of You may say ….Oh no! This is unheard off. My knitting has been part of my daily life.

Well I think this little poncho request has brought back some nice memories of knitting. And how good it feels to be creating something handmade.

Flower Power Coat

Truly happy and loving  this “Flower Power” Coat

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Coat is finally finished.  Smiles, it only took me 4 summers to knit up.

Wow… You may say, but being fingering weight, needles 2.25 mm and in a black as you can see for most of the knitting. I really needed good lighting and the best was, sunlight outside in my backyard. Then the challenge of cutting the front open, something we knitters call “Steeking” and picking up stitches to bind  the front edge…woha, a little nerve-racking. Only because I already invested that many year of knitting into the coat. Really did not want to muck this part up…Yes perfect all great.

You can see the inside of the coat is just a beautiful as the ousie..smile.

The pattern and yarn are from Christel Seyfarth Shetland Lambswool she has some stunning and beautiful designs.

As I have shortened this jacket I had to modify some areas. So it is not true version of her coat. Therefore I have lots of yarn left. for some other project. Then I still have  a foul box of her yarn for another coat of shawl..

 

Entrelac Tutorials

IMG_0821I have put together a view videos in sections so hopefully this will make it easier to knit Your next Entrelac project too. I have still one more video section to do and that would be:

(Base cast on Triangles Part 1 ….)

by clicking on each section below to view video you’ll get redirected to my YouTub Account.

Right Middle Block squares    Part 2

Left Edge Triangle    Part 3

Left Middle Block Squares   Part 4

Right Edge Triangle     Part 5

Finals Edge  Cast Off Tringle  Part 6

 

Spring Fling Worsted Weight Yarn

“Spring Fling”

Limited Edition

Worsted Weight Yarn available at Unwind Yarn House

KnitswissYarns Worsted Weight
Yarn is now available at Unwind Yarn House in Newmarket, Ontario

is also a 100% Superwash Merino Wool
Yardage 183 meters / 200 yards 
Weight 115 grams / 4 oz
Needle Size: 4-5 mm / US 6-8
Gauge: 20-18 sts to 10cm / 4″
Care: Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat

All my KnitswissYarns have been Hand Dyed right here in Canada.

Special care has been taken to eliminate the bleeding of colour. However all Hand dyed yarns can bleed at first view wash. Please wash separately from any other items.

if you use more than one skein for a project I suggest to alternate the skeins at all time
“Spring Fling” I love the feeling I get form this colour combo. Spring is just around the corner…. colour is available only for a short time.

 

Fun Fringed Scarf

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Not my first pattern I created but the first I am selling to You.

So many great yarns and I am a true believer that we all can have fun with all the different texture of yarns.

So after the “Creative Festival” I thought is was time to use the two yarns

Debbie Bliss Angel” and  Sirdar Firefly Metallic together in some fun way. So here I am with

“Fun Fringed Scarf”

simple and easy to knit.

You will need  only one skein of Debbie Bliss Angel

and two skeins of Sirdar Firefly Metallic and needle size 4mm

ahhh yes the pattern… available from me just send me a note I hope to have it up on Ravelry soon too or  You can buy the pattern at www.theyarnstore.ca for $4.99 we also have the yarn as needed for this pattern.

It also will be photographed for one of the next Creative Festival Booklets…http://www.csnf.com/s13_index.html

How lucky can I be…

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Nicht mein erstes Muster  das ich entworfen habe doch das Erste das zum Kaufen ist.

So viele tolle Garne und ich bin da voll dabei, dass wir alle Spaß haben dürfen mit all den verschiedenen Texturen von Garnen.

So, nachdem das “Kreative Festival” vorbei war dachte ich, es sei Zeit mit  zwei Garnen wie

Debbie Bliss Angel  und  Sirdar Firefly Metallic  etwas zu stricken ….So volia hier is mein

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“Fun Fransen Schal”  einfach und leicht zu stricken.  Dazu brauchts Du  nur einen Knäuel von Debbie Bliss Angel  und zwei Stränge von “Firefly Sirdar Metalic” und Nadelstärke 4mm  ahhh ja das Muster … bei mir erhältlich oder http://www.theyarnstore.ca für $4,99

Jahui dieser Schal wird auch auf einem der nächsten Heften sein von  ” Kreative Festival” …  Was für eine Ehre ….