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

 

 

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.” 

My Kibou Amiga Is All Knit Up

2014-03-02 09.39.27So I promised you I would show you my finished “Amiga” cardigan. I have to say I truly love this yarn. It is sooo soft and silky! Ahhh I know “Kibou” it has silk in it; 54% Cotton, 34% Wool, 12% Silk.2014-02-20 17.18.05

This definitely would be a fun and simple fast knit with only 3 skeins for a small to medium size, depends on the length of the body and the sleeves. You can see I made it longer and the sleeves are only 3/4 length.

Smile I hat to get my sleeves wet when I wash the dishes.2014-02-20 20.41.50

2014-03-02 09.39.39Wie versprochen, hier ist meine fertige “Amiga” Strickjacke. Ich muss sagen, dieses Noro Kibou gefällt mir wirklich gut. Es ist sooo weich und seidig! Ahhh ich weiß “Kibou” hat Seide eingesponnen; 54% Baumwolle, 34% Wolle, 12% Seide.

2014-03-02 09.39.54Echt toll  und einfach schnell gestrickt mit nur 3 Stränge für eine klein bis mittel Größe. Abhängig von der Länge des Körpers und den Ärmeln. Du kanst sehen, ich habe es länger im Körper gestrickt und die Ärmel sind nur 3/4 Lang. 

Smile ich hasse es nass Ärmel zu bekommen wenn ich das Geschirr abwaschen.

“Kibou” For My Amiga

So yes I know…. I am in love with the Amiga Cardigan Pattern.2014-02-20 20.41.50

I believe my co-workers would agree with this …smile, perhaps even some customers. I have knit this pattern up several time already and used all kinds of yarns for it.

I know I keep on going back to this cardigan and that is ok.  This cardigan is truly one of my favourites designed by Mags Kandis. Please come visit back in about one to two weeks to see this cardigan all knit up….I can’t wait to show you!

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Lucky me I work in a Yarn and Quilt Store and we just received this new Noro yarn called ” Kibou” ( A blend of: 54% cotton, 34% Wool, 12% silk) absolutely love it and the colours are amazing….this Yarn is still striping depends on your pattern and absolutely amazing for the Entrelac patterns too. But slightly more subtle due to the single ply yarns dyed before spinning them together….from what I can see. Just stunning in the way it knits up…but have a look for yourself….

Sofar I have knit up one skein and loving every stitch ….

2014-02-20 20.42.24Ja, ich weiß …. Ich hab eine schwäche für das  “Amiga” Cardigan-Muster.
Ich glaube, meine Mitarbeiter würden mit einig sein  und lächelnd zustimmen.

 Ich habe dieses Muster schon einige male gestrickt mit verschienden Garnen.
Ich komme  immer wieder zu dieser Strickjacke zurück.  Diese  Jacke ist wirklich einer von meiner Favorits, von Mags Kandis entworfen. Werde diese Jacke hoffentlich bald fertig haben…um Euch zu zeigen.
Toll für mich, arbeite in einem Woll-und Patchwork- Stoff-Shop und wir haben gerade diese neue Noro Wolle “Kibou” (eine Mischung aus 54% Baumwolle, 34% Wolle, 12% Seide) erhalten. Die Farben sind erstaunlich … . “Kibou” 2014-02-19 17.04.12strickt sich auch in Streifen je nach Muster,  wird sicher auch extrafagant sein im Entrelac Muster. 

 Ich denke es wird etwas mehr dezenter sein da die einzelenen Wollen Fäden zuerst gefärbt sind und dann erst gesponnen sind…so wie ich das sehe. Dazuer wird der  “Look” etwas weicher sein.
Sofar habe ich ein Knäuel fertig gestrickt und jede Masche is wunderbar….

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

Hats, Hats And More Hats

IMG_0223Yes it is all about the HATS this month…

And that times 20 in all.  I think I am all done for now.

Truly hade been busy knitting each one of them in a different colour pattern almost made it one a day.

Though it is the same pattern, well 15th of them are in the Pressed Rib Cap & Muffler pattern by Churchmouse for the boys.   Another five hats where knit in the Rikke Hat pattern by Sarah Young for the girls.IMG_0226

All the hats are to be given to a shelter by a customer of ours. I truly was a great project to knit the for her…and the teenagers that will receive them.

I truly hope it will keep them warm and they too will like them as much as I enjoyed knitting them for them.

Say warm and well.

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Ja, es drehts sich alles um die Hütte in diesem Monat …IMG_0128

Und das ganze 20 mal in allen. Ich glaube, ich habe genug im Moment von Mützen.

Fleissig gestrickt hatte ich, fast jeden Tag eine Mütze und sogar jeden in einem anderen Farbe Muster.

Obwohl es das gleiche Muster ist 15 davon  sind in der Pressed Rib Cap & Muffler Muster von “Churchmouse”  für die Knaben.  Weitere fünf Hüte sind mit dem Muster Rikke Hat  bei Sarah Young für die Mädchen gestrickt worden.

IMG_0225Die Mützen sind ein Geschenk für eine Jugend Horte. Den Auftrag bekam ich von einer Kundin die diese als Geschenk weiter leiten wird.

Ich hoffe wirklich, es wird alle schön warm halten und dass auch sie freude daran haben diese Mützen zu tragen.