Autumn Fusion Shawl

Second Autum Fusion Shawl for Store Sample

Second Autumn Fusion Shawl for Store Sample

Yes I told you I am on a roll now! Well this one is on a Swing instead of a roll….smiles. It is Swing Knitting. I found this pattern on Raverly it is also in English  Swing Knits® (German) Autumn Fusion Shawl by Brigitte Elliott.

I was getting bored by all this “Normal” knitting stuff and was looking for something different. I used my hand dyed yarn called “KnitswissYarns” in a fingering weight …love love love this yarn. The colour had to be a big contrast to the Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball called flussbett. and US 6 – 4.0 mm knitting needles again the “Marblz” where a dream.

Second Shawl

Second Shawl

You have to try knitting this too soooo much fun and I could not wait to see the colours changing.

For the second shawl I used Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball colour “Durch Die Blume” and madelinetosh Unicorn Tails Colorway 292hotpink but with a smaller needle size US4 – 3.5mm

First Autum Fusion Shawl my own

First Autumn Fusion Shawl my own KnitswissYarn ” Yellow

Ja, ich habe schon gesagt, ich bin auf einer Rolle jetzt! ….lächelt.

Bin am “Swing” stricken. Ich fand dieses Muster auf Raverly das auch in Englisch Swing strickt® (Deutsch) Herbst Fusion Schal von Brigitte Elliott.

Es wurde mir etwas langweilig all diese “normale” stricken. So  war ich auf der Suche nach etwas anderem. Mein Hand gefärbtes Garne “KnitswissYarns” in einen Finger weight war ideal dazu…. Die Farbe musste aber einen großen Kontrast haben zu der Schoppel-Crazy Zauberball “Flussbett”. Und US 6 – 4,0 mm Stricknadeln mit “Marblz”, was ein Traum2015-04-26 17.07.12

Für den zweiten Schal benutzte ich einen Kneuel Schoppel-Zauberball Farbe “Durch die Blume” und Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails  “292 hotpink” aber mit einem kleineren Nadel Größe US4 – 3,5 mm

 

Forest Weave

It kind of looks like I strayed away from knitting. By far I have to say. Busy with lots of new projects on the go i kind of forgot to post them. Believe me I will try to show you over the next view weeks.

in Yellow

in Yellow

So this Forest Weave by Yumiko Alexander  is a real simple and fun knit so much so I had a view orders in to knit for friends. This summer top is knit side ways and all with some cable work and dropped stitches a fun summer knit.

Glad to use my “Mablez” needle at 5.5mm as they have a bit of a sharper point and FibraNatura Good Earth Solids a Aran weight 53% Cotton, 47% Linen wa ideal for this top.

For small size 5.5 skeins for medium to larger size 6 to 7 skeins in this yarn.

In Pink

In Pink

Great for the office in the summer or cooler night. But wait who said you can’t wear it in the winter with a turtleneck under it.

2015-03-12 08.42.35 HDR-2Es sieht so aus, als ob ich abgekommen bin vom stricken. Im Gegenteil muss ich sagen. Glaub’ mir, ich werde versuchen in den nächsten Wochen Euch das alles zu Zeigen.

Damit ist hier dieser “Forest Weave” von Yumiko Alexander ist ein echt einfacher Sommer Pullover.  Durfte den Pulli sogar noch zwei mal stricken. Dieser Sommer Pulli strickt sich von der Seite Weg und mit einigen Zopf Mustern und Fallmaschen echt toll zum Stricken und Targen

Los gings mit meinem “Mablez” Nadeln # 5,5 mm. Diese Nadlen haben einen bessern Spitz und FibraNatura Good Earth Wolle war ideal. Für kleine Größe benöttigte ich nur 5,5 Stränge für mittlere bis größere Größe 6 bis 7 Stränge in diesem Garn.

Ideal für das Büro im Sommer oder kühlere Nächt. Aber wer sagt man kann den nur im Sommer tragen,im Winter mit einem Rollkragen d’runter geht doch auch gut.

Foraging for Elderflowers and Elderflower Syrup

Jacqueline:

Wile I was on a visit to see my mother i had seen this syrup in her fridge and yes remembered a big eldertree in our backyard too. During my stay in Switzerland we enjoyed drinking water with this syrup. How lucky for me,my friend had bought a plant just like it and well only about 5 years ago but this bush is no longer a bush …A tree with huge elderflowers on it. Off now to make this syrup second year in a row.

Originally posted on oxfood:

“Foraging”- when I hear it I can’t help but think of people from stone age civilisations picking berries in bushes, or cutting roots from trees and stewing them; the last resort for food before people starved. Perhaps in Lord of The Rings, Frodo and Sam couldn’t find anything for dinner, so they foraged for a while. That’s the kind of association I have for foraging- not something found in the modern era of supermarkets and year-round availability of produce. But although times have changed, a lot of the wild plants haven’t. Elderflowers, Nettles, Damsons, Rose, Violets, Lavender and many more can be found wild in the UK, and all provide a unique taste to food. It might be that the knowledge of what’s good to find wild hasn’t been passed on to the current generation, or maybe we don’t spend so much time out in the countryside anymore.

In any case…

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Tablecloth Coming Right Up

IMG_4436Ahhh…so today was fun at work….Wendy showed me how to sew this “Tablecloth”

And all the ladies in the “Sew Social Club” where right behind it too. You ladies are so much fun!IMG_4431

Well the original pattern really is for a baby blanket. So here I go…. once shown twice sewn….and many more to come.

IMG_4426Smile Wendy I have to stop!

In no time, I really have to say a very simple and easy to sew up project. I think it takes way longer to choose the fabric for it. But leave it to us Girls at the store “The Quilt and Yarn Store” we can help you with that dilemma too. Especially if you have thousands of meters right under our nose like I do every day at work.

Enjoy and have a great weekend.IMG_4437

Dangling Conversation

 1 skein = 1307.6 meters (1430.0 yards),  Hemp for Knitting hemp3LUX 1 skein of each colour: Charcoal, Purple, lilac


1 skein = 1307.6 meters (1430.0 yards),
Hemp for Knitting hemp3LUX
1 skein of each colour:
Charcoal, Purple, lilac

this one is knit with Charcol, Lilac and Purple

this one is knit with Charcol, Lilac and Purple

A shawl by Mindy Ross that you too can download on Ravelry.

Truly one of my favourites pattern. Though I have to say the yarn makes this absolutely fabulous. Have you heard of “Hemp for Knitting” yes we used to tie our old newspapers into bundles for the recycling (That was back home in Switzerland way long ago). Well this Hemp is for knitting now. much more refined and softer than the rope I used for the papers.

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Love this colour combo

Love, Love love knitting with this but then I enjoy knitting with Linen too that too can be a bit stiff and hard on your hands. But it softens up soooo much with knitting, washing and wearing the garment.

Pink, White and Purple colour combo. Looks nice too

Pink, White and Purple colour combo. Looks nice too

I hope you are not shying away from this when you touch the hank  it really does get much softer with wear.

Hemp for Knitting hemp3LUX 1 skein = 1307.6 meters (1430.0 yards),  Colors used for  this shawl are: Pink,Purple and White

Hemp for Knitting hemp3LUX
1 skein = 1307.6 meters (1430.0 yards),
Colors used for this shawl are:
Pink,Purple and White

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Black, Yellow and white another fab. combo for this Shawl. I totally forgot to take a pic of the green and blue skein. Stunning too

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Yellow, Golden and White….love it too

Have a look at all the other colour combos one could knit this shawl up too...

Have a look at all the other colour combos one could knit this shawl up too…