Sunshine & Sewing All In A Day

Enjoying to be close to me and in the sunshine

Enjoying to be close to me and in the sunshine

Yes finally some sunshine coming into my kitchen.

Looks like our cat loves it too. Likes to be close to see what this funny machine is doing…nose away please …

Nose away please.

Nose away please. .smiles last night he decided to bring up the crochet triangular shawl that I started to work on. so funny I found it in my bedroom on the floor …now if I only could find the hook I had stuck to it too. He is always up to something.

I should be outside in the garden

Yes they are starting to grow. Can't wait to see them flower too

Yes they are starting to grow. Can’t wait to see them flower too

cleaning up but decided to finish a view of my unfinished sewing projects. Well kind of finished, as for the quilt, need to add batting and backing and quilt it next.

Remembering Grandma Quilt

Remembering Grandma Quilt

I started a class at my workplace “The Quilt Store”

“Remembering Grandma” well mine was the “Morning Star” but it did not go as planed so changes it to “Remembering Grandma” with opening up a view seems and making it work. Looks nice now too and I am happy this way too.

Dresden Plate Pillow...Love sewing them up soooo much fun, fast and easy

Dresden Plate Pillow…Love sewing them up soooo much fun, fast and easy

The Pillow  just needs some stuffing and two buttons and sewing it closed and voila. What a great idea to used up fabric I had stashed in my home…

I think I have a new favourite ” Dresden Plate” love this idea. I think I’ll work on the bag next and maybe the table runner….

Myrtille Shawl

Myrtelle

Myrtelle

Myrtille by Coralie Grillet

A wonderful pattern that was  especially designed for this kit-a-long by “Siidegarte” for the last Christmas Season 2014. (Sorry I know I am a little behind in this post)

 

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Siide-Fideel is a wonderful soft Silk/Merino yarn and with this Xmas special edition colour even nice to know we have a one of a kind shawl. 1 skein = 600.0 meters (656.2 yards), 150 gram for mine I used needle US7 -4,5mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have ordered a view skeins from Siidegarte in the past and was happy with their services and the yarn. What makes it special to me is that it is from my home country and all there skeins  are named with a true Swiss name. In  “Schwiizerdütsch”

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Ein Muster das speziell für dieses Kit-a-long von “Siidegarte” für die letzte Weihnachtszeit 2014 entworfen wurde  (Sorry, ich weiß, ich bin ein wenig hinten drein mit diesem Post )

Siide-Fideel ist eine wunderbar weiche Seiden/Merino Wolle auch die Farbe wurde speziell für den Xmas Speziall gefärbt. Eine Strang hat  600 meter mit 150 Gramm, für meinen Schal  verwendete ich Nadel 4,5mm

Ich hatte schon einmal zuvor von Siidegarte Wolle bestellt und war zufrieden mit ihren schnellen Lieferung, Handlung und auch mit der Wolle. Was mir besonders gefällt ist, dass es aus meiner Heimat kommt und alle Woll-Strangen mit einem echten “Schwiizerdütschen” Namen benannt sind.

 

Barred Scallop Cowl

2014-12-17 14.55.09Casablanca® Barred Scallop Cowl by Shannon Dunbabin super fast knit up cowl used my own  “KnitswissYarns” hand dyed yarn in the DK weight Superwash Merino Wool in “ArosaPink” and needle 5.5 mm2014-12-17 21.40.01

 

Casablanca® Barred Scallop Cowl bei Shannon Dunbabinis wirklich sehr schnell gestrickt. Benutzte meine eigene “KnitswissYarns” handgefärbte Wolle mit Dk weight in Superwasch Merino “ArosaPink” und Nadel Stärke 5.5mm 2014-12-17 19.43.29-1

 

 

 

The Thinking Cap – Brain

 

The Thinking Cap - Brain

The Thinking Cap – Brain

The Thinking Cap

Here I was knitting two hats for a special person that suffered from Encephalitis. I do not know all of her challenges with this illness but truly hope this brings a smile to Your face when you will be ask to wear your hat a the regular support meetings (as mentioned by Barb B.)

This Thinking Cap – Brain is a pattern from Kathy Doherty available on Ravelry

 

 

Yes a lot of i-cords knit up too. Used two skeins of Dye Hard Fibre Arts SW Merino Worsted in colour Sweet Heart and a 5.0mm needle2015-02-21 11.57.42

 

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Ein Auftrag kam zu mir für zwei so Hüte zu stricken für eine besondere Frau die krank war mit Enzephalitis. Ich kenne Sie nicht und habe auch keine Ahnung von alle Ihre Herausforderungen mit dieser Krankheit. Doch hoffe ich dies zwei Hüte bringt ein Lächeln auf Ihr Gesicht. Wie ich vernommen hatte heist es in den Unterstützungs Gruppen “Nun zieht eure Hütte.”

The Thinkings Cap – Brain  ist ein Muster von Kathy Doherty verfügbar auf Ravelry

ja eine Menge i-Cords Stricken darf man hier. Verwendet zwei Stränge von Dye Hard Fibre Arts SW Merino Kammgarn in Farbe Sweet Heart und eine 5,0 mm Nadel

 

 

Correcting Cables

Jacqueline:

Found this on one of the blogs I follow and thought this was a nice way to correct a cable error that can happen to any one of us knitters.

Originally posted on Lime Scented:

In a garment with as many cables as Burrard, some are bound to be mis-crossed. Not that it makes any structural difference, of course; cables are a sort of clever  trompe l’oeil  effect, creating visual integrity along a particular cable ‘rope’, while actually each stitch is connected to its surrounding stitches rather than any other along that rope.

But mis-crossed cables can look ugly. And we don’t like ugly.

The Yarn Harlot gives two brilliant ways to correct them. If I’d found the incorrect crosses a few rows up, I would have dropped those stitches and worked them up correctly. But after the whole piece is knitted, I’ll happily resort to trickery.

For eg, the safety pin marks a mis-crossed cable (everything else is a left cross while this one is a right cross).

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To correct it (I’m showing the following pictures on the other, mirrored, sleeve, where a left cross has to be…

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My Orange Shades of Gray

2015-02-28 08.25.59 Well  I can’t knit this cowl just in gray!

I had to go with some other colour to show you have easy and simple this one is to knit.

Same pattern as “My3 Shades Of Gray” but for this one I only cast on 160 stitches. It does go around my neck two times. Fantastic …love wearing it. The yarn is fun and still warm to wear, super easy and fast to knit up…a TV night night knit If you like.

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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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