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 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…

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.

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Hockley Valley Nature Reserve Hike

IMG_3680It has been way to long since I had gone on a long hike like this one. I think it dates back to my school years when we hiked over a mountain, I think it was the Gemmi Pass (2,322 m [7,618 ft) to Leukerbad in Switzerland.IMG_3688

So Last weekend was just perfect for a hike at Hockley Valley Nature Reserve.

We spent a wonderful 6 hours together  just my husband and I. No worries just us and the beauty of the forest coming alive again. New growth of leaves, flower and animals. The water in the creeks so pristine clear just like it would be coming from a glacier still very cold.

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Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum) – Ontario Wildflowers

Yes I have to admit my body is a bit soar after the hike as I really had not gone an any hikes in a long time and 14km, well I have to say I was happy I could still truck along like this and this in less then 6 hours.

Viel zu lange here seit ich eine lange Wanderung wie diese wanderte. Wenn ich so nachdenke, geht es bis auf meine Schulzeit zurück. Ich glaube, es war der Gemmipass 2.322 m  nach Leukerbad in der Schweiz.

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Am vergangenen Wochenende war das Wetter einfach perfekt für eine Wanderung. Mein Mann und ich verbrachten eine wunderschöne Zeit zusammen ohne  Sorgen, nur uns und die Schönheit des Waldes. Neues Wachstum von Blättern, Blüten und Tieren. Das Wasser in den Bächen so makellos klar als käme es aus einem Gletscher  und immer noch sehr kalt.

Ja, ich muss zugeben, dass mein Muskeln ein bisschen darunter leiden…oh ja nach der 14km Wanderung, doch war ich froh das ich dass doch noch laufen kann und unter 6 Stunden.

Relaxing after the hike at Hockley Valley Resort for a well deserved glass of wine and a Kale Salad.

Relaxing after the hike at Hockley Valley Resort for a well deserved glass of wine and a Kale Salad.

Pillow For A Giant

Floor-Pillow

Giant Floor-Pillow great to be cozy on the floor knitting away. You see the other pillow in the back in pinks not really our colour in the home. but had the fabric

I think I have gone mad….ohhh how big did this pillow turn out. Yes I was planing to make a somewhat bigger floor pillow for me to sit one. In the past out Rocky would snuggle up next to me while I was sitting on the floor knitting away. I always love that. So here I am still sitting from time to time on the floor knitting away just no Rocky anymore.

This is how it started....Well I did not expect it to get that big!

This is how it started….Well I did not expect it to get that big!

Back to this Giant Floor Pillow….ahhh I really do not have the space for this size. What do I do now? This is one of those moments where my hubby probably thinks…..”Oh no not this again” In a good way lol. Well the colours work a little better with our home decor then the two smaller one I already sewn up two weeks ago. So will see what will happen with this stunning, big, colourful, sued, upholstery and yes cozy to sit in floor Pillow. Now if Rocky still would be with us perhaps he would have loved to sleep on it. Out Timber is already checking it out too.

Gald to have that much stuffing available in such short notice....Dankschoen

Gald to have that much stuffing available in such short notice….Dankschoen

Oh yes it measures a great big 3 feet across never mind about the weight…

Stuffing and more stuffing.

Stuffing and more stuffing.

So was ist den hier passiert ….ohhh wie groß hat dieses Boden-Kissen geworden ist. Ich denke ich bin verrück geworden…lach. Ja eigentlich wollte ich es ja etwas größer für den Boden für mich zum sitzen. Ich sitze eigentlich noch gern am Boden und als Rocky noch mit uns war kuschelte er sich immer neben mir hin währent ich strikte. 

Timber is wondering about this too.  I wonder if he is going to snooze on it?

Timber is wondering about this too.
I wonder if he is going to snooze on it?

Zurück zu diesem riesigen Boden- Kissen….ahhh wirklich wir haben ja gar keinen Platz für so ein grosses Kissen. Was soll ich jetzt tun? Bin gespannt was mein Mann dazu denkt….”Oh nein, nicht schon wieder” doch in einer guten Weise lach. Muss aber sagen die Farben sind jetzt ein wenig besser für unser Decor, dann die beiden kleineren ich schon genäht hatte vor zwei Wochen, passen in der farbe nicht zu uns. Groß, Bunt, Polsterung-Stoff Leder und ja gemütlich sitz man schon in dem Kissen. Nun, wenn Rocky noch bei uns wäre würde er es sicher geniessen darin zu Schlafen. So auch unsere Katze schaut es schon an.

Oh ja das Kissen hat ein Durchmesser von 90cm und das Gewicht na ja das lassen wir sein.

Home Baked Bread and Cake

Zopf with butter and jam yummm love it

Zopf with butter and jam yummm love it

Home baked Bread and Cake

What to eat for breakfast was the question today? Oh I am not a big fan of getting groceries …kind of really dislike it. So my hubby seems to enjoy going to look around and oh I tell you he does find things i haven’t seen yet.

So today I was home and I really did not want to get groceries. So out came the flour, salt, butter etc. about 4 hours later I had two loaf of “Zopf” and a “Toblerone Cake” a fancy name for chocolate chip cake as I use some of my “Frey” chocolate cut it into cubes  and voila chocolate chips I had…told you I don’t like getting groceries

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“Schoggichuche “Toblerone Cake here it is still in the oven

Was gibt es Morgen früh zum Frühstück war Heute die Frage? Oh, ich bin kein großer Fan von Lebensmittel ein zukaufen…Wirklich ich könnt es sein lassen. Echt toll das mein Mann anscheinent das gern tut. Er findet immer wieder etwas neues das auch ich nicht kenne. Ok auch gute so.

Almost half gone...told you will not last long

Almost half gone…told you will not last long

So heute war ich zu Hause und ein Frühstück für Morgen brauchten wir doch.

 So kam das Mehl, Salz, Butter usw. ca. 4 stunden später hatte ich zwei  “Zöpf” und ein “Toblerone Kuchen” einen lustigen Namen für Schokoladen Würfel Kuchen order ‘Schoggichuche”. Hatte noch etwas  “Frey” Toblerone Schokolade im Kasten, ap in den Teig und voila …Yummy wie zu Hause.