Yarn Dyeing

Passion

Passion

My first try with dyeing yarn…love how each skein is full of colour and character. Each a bit different but that is how I like it.

That “One Of A Kind” look.

PASSION

Just perfect. well I had to play a bit and see how each yarn took the colour not all weight was agreeing with what I did…but in the end I think I am getting the hang of it.

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Ja auch das noch, werdet ihr sage…Lach ich habe diese Woche einmal mit Wollen färben angefange. Ich bin der Meinung das es mir eigentlich recht gut gelungen ist. Jede Strange ist

“Einzig Artig”

  PASSION

So richtig farbenfroh und genau so wie es mir gefällt.

Nun geht es lost damit etwas zu stricken

Nicht jede Wolle hatte die Farbe gleich angenommen so durfte ich damit etwas spielen. 

Drying up on my hangers

Drying up on my hangers

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Crochet “Terino Vest”

2014-03-04 20.28.02Wow is it really already August?!

One would never think so with all this cold and rainy weather we have had for the past several days.2014-03-03 18.31.28

To bad  I can’t make the  sunshine come forward, however….

I can definitely can bring you colours with my work.

Tirano Vest

Tirano Vest

For the past view months I have been crocheting squares. Yes just some fun crochet stuff.

Totally thrilled how this  vest turned out. I call it the “Tirano Vest.

I can’t wait to see how my new “Flower Power” coat will look once done…but until then I hope we have some more sunshine soon…

2014-03-03 17.10.27Wow es ist schon wieder August?!

Würde es nie denken… ja schon wieder ein regnerischen, kalten Tag und das schon fuer drei Tage.
So hier dann etwas Farbe da ich die Sonne Euch nicht senden kann.

Farben, ja, das kann ich mit meinen Strick bringen, doch dieses mal wird es Häkeln sein.

 

In den letzten paar Monaten habe ich Quadrate gehäckelt. 2014-08-13 13.06.42

Ich bin begeistert wie diese Tirano
Weste zusammen kam.

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Ohne Muster? Ja das gibt es schon, alles Freestyle.

Bin auch schon gespannt wie meine neuer Flower Power Jacke aussehen wird.Doch da muss ich noch etliche Tage daran stricken…so bis auf bald dann.

Beginning of my new Flower Power coat that I am knitting now

Beginning of my new Flower Power coat that I am knitting now

Hoffe 2014-08-12 15.38.55Sonnenschein kommt auch bald wieder.

Get to Know Berroco: Berroco Remix

Jacqueline:

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.

Originally posted on berroco design studio:

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 . <p>”>zu <p>”>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. <p>”>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

 

 

Worsted Twist Seed Stitch Wrap

IMG_1237A lot of knitting over several weeks. But I am finally all done and it is well worth the time. I love how the colours work so nice though out the Seed Stitch Wrap.
This pattern is called:
The yarn I chose to knit this Wrap is the   Dye Hard Fibre Arts SW Merino Worsted
How much? You may ask, well a total of 8 skeins with each of them having 115 grams =

200 yards x 8 skeins = 1600 yards and 68 rows per skein.
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At the end after soaking and yes I put it in the dryer for about 5 minutes…looks amazing and it is a whopping 6 feet long and 23 inches wide… so one can snuggle up really nicely in or wrapping ( Just as the name tells us) around our shoulders on a chilly night or day.
The colours I picked are:
Atomic Pink (1), Birthday Suit (2), Elephant Ears (3), Fuzzy Wuzzy(4)
Taro Bub (5) Grape Expectations (6)   Grape Escape (7) Majestic (8)
2014-02-13 08.36.13Etwas länger brauchtee ich schon und auch über einige Wochen. Aber ich bin endlich fertig mit dem grossen Schal.
 Wunderschön finde ich es wie die Farben zusammen arbeiten, so schön wurde der Seed Stitch-Wrap.
Dieses MusterWorsted Twist Seed Stitch Wrap  von Purl Soho auch an Raverly zu bekommen.
Für das Garn, entschied ich mich für   Dye Hard Fibre Arts” Superwash Merion.
Du fragst jetzt vielleicht, wie viele Kneuel brauchte ich dazu? Insgesamt 8 Kneuel und bis auf den aller letzten Resten habe ich hier verstricket.  115 Gramm =183 Meter und ein Total von 64 Reihen pro Kneuel.  Nach dem Einweichen und sogar auch in den Trockner für etwa 5 Minuten  kann ich nur “Wunderschön” sagen. Der Schal ist sehr gross 180cm Lang und 59 cm Breit. So gross genug zum sich damit ein zuwickeln können.
Hie sind die farben die ich benutzte:
Atomic Pink (1), Birthday Suit (2), Elephant Ears (3), Fuzzy Wuzzy(4)
Taro Bub (5) Grape Expectations (6)   Grape Escape (7) Majestic (8)

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.” 

Arm-Knitting

268 270 274 275 277 278 281 291 293 294 304 (2) 312 (2) 326 329What is she doing now you may ask yourself?

Yes Arm knitting the newest thing in kitting…well not sure when it started but new to me.

I am knitting with my arms and do not need a needle…well my arms are the needles….so funny but these cowls or scarf knit up in 15 to 20 minutes if not less.

have a look at the cowls I put together…not bad I think.

I have some really chunky yarn from Berroco called Link just perfect for this. For the beige scarf I used a yarn I had in my stash for some time now form Americo Original called Americo Original Eco Rasta

See my video :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe0w9X2E-_0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H06SySx5AIo

Ihr denkt sicher jetzt was macht sie den nun…???

mit den Armen Stricken das gibt es doch nicht….Doch doch es ist ganz einfach. und sehr schnell hat man auch ein Cowl oder Schal fertig gestrickt.

Schaut was ich in nur 15 minute fertig hatte.

Ich hatte mit der Berrocco Wolle “Link” zwei verschieden Cowls gestrickt. Und mit der “Eco Rasta” von Americo Original einen Schal auch nur etwa 20 minute