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Chalet Wrap

Wishing all of You

A very Happy Holiday Season and a wonderful New Year.

 Enjoy my New Pattern

Chalet Wrap

 This Chalet Wrap is my first pattern published in

“A Needle Pulling Thread

magazine this past October 2015 in the Anniversary Issue. I am very happy  to make this  pattern available to all of you

I do ask for you to please link back any knit “Chalet Wrap” pictures you knit up to my blog or on Ravelry under Knitswiss.

Love to see your amazing Hand knit Wrap too.

And many thanks for following y blog and all your comments, visits and likes through the many years of my blog posts.

Hugs and Smiles always

Jacqueline

Christmas Baking Time In My Home

2015-12-10 18.43.29As Christmas is getting closer I thought it would be nice to bake something so the home smells like fresh bread.

Yes my “Zopf”is still my favourite to come out of the oven.

I thought I should try something new for a change. So with the same kind of dough I decide to cut the amount of dough in fours and roll them out into circles. 2015-12-10 16.47.22 - Copy

Then I spread some raspberries Jam on it. Topped it with another layer or rolled out dough. spread more jam on it. repeated this one more time. So I ended up with the last dough sheet  on the top. Now put in the middle a glass for the centre.2015-12-10 16.47.18

Cut all around into four section and each section into 4 section again. so I had a total of 16 strips. Now to one twist as per picture. Once more twist after that and then pinch it together and fold under just a little so one does not see the ends.2015-12-10 16.48.25 - Copy

Let it rise a little and then off into the preheated oven at 350 degrees for 40 min. depends on your oven it may take less or more.2015-12-10 16.51.28 - Copy

 

2015-12-10 16.51.35Weihnachten  rückt näherun d es ist höchste Zeit etwas zu backen, damit das Haus nach frischem Brot duftet. Ja eine “Zopf” ist immer noch mein Favorit.

Doch sollte zur Abwechslung einmal etwas Neues aus dem Ofen kommen. So mit einem Kilo Teig in vier Teile geschnitten und ausrollen zu Kreisen.

Dann belegete ich die erste Scheibe Teig mit Himbeer Marmelade. wieder mit einer Teig Scheibe bedecken usw.

Mit dem vierten Teig beenden.  Nun in der Mitte ein Glas auflegen. Den runden Teig in 4 Teile schneiden. Diese Teile noch einmal in 4 Teile schneiden.  So hatte ich insgesamt 16 Streifen .

Nun zwei Streifen gegen einander drehen. Alle streifen so weiter drehen. Dann alle noch einmal drehen. Nun die zwei streifen die gegen gleich laufen zusammen drücken und ein bischen umlegen .

Nun alles Aufgehen lassen für 30 minuten  und dann ab in den vor-geheizten Ofen bei 350 Grad für 40 Minuten.

 

Hardanger Christmas Star

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I like to be unique so red with glitter gold thread was perfect fit for me.

As we all are putting out our christmas decoration up, I came across a special handmade decoration I had made several years ago. This red Christmas Star.

Smiles I was told just last week I should be putting this all out on the tables and not have them in storage.

I was the lucky women to have a mom and grandmother that shown me lots of stuff like knitting, crocheting, tatting, Hardanger stitching and much more.

I have to say this hardanger stitching is really amazing and you better make sure you count each single thread as you go along in the setup of the outside border. Because it will hurt much more to open up all the blocks if you are off by YES ONLY ONE THREAD!

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My Moms creation

Hardanger embroidery is a form of embroidery traditionally worked with white thread on white even-weave cloth, using counted thread and drawn thread work techniques. Hardanger fabric is an evenweave cotton material woven with pairs of threads of 22 count. The weave gives a squared appearance to the fabric  with distinct holes, making it easy to count and work on. DMC Pearl Cotton 5 is ideal for Hardanger Fabric. Use DMC Pearl cotton 8, for more delicate filling stitches and other surface details.

Have a look at some of the table runners most of them my mom did. I stepped out of the box and had to make the red once and one of the beige once for sure. They for sure take a while to finish!

 

 

Thanksgiving Hike AT Boyne Valley Provincial Park

2015-01-12 Thanksgiving Monday hike Bruce Trail 077 Boyne Valley Provincial Park is part of the Bruce Trail.

Where I only have gone on two hikes with my Hubby. He and his friends have almost completed all of the Bruce Trail that goes all the way from Niagara, Ontario to Tobermory2015-01-12 Thanksgiving Monday hike Bruce Trail 151 a small community located at the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula in the municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula. It is 300 km northwest of Toronto.

So he has only two or three hikes that he needs to still walk and with it being so nice and warm on this past Thanksgiving Monday. The opportunity to go and hike the 15 km in this Boyne Valley was just perfect. Off I went on a perfect day together with my Hubby.

Just had to sit on top of one of these hay bales
Just had to sit on top of one of these hay bales with a little help from my Hubby as they are a bit high….and yes I am not a spring chicken anymore..lol

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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”

2015-01-27 10.28.47Myrtille von Coralie Grillet  

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.

 

Alpaca Lacy Cowl

2014-11-02 15.15.17” ESTELLE Super Alpaca 60 Lacy Cowl”
Designed by Kate Atherley a free pattern from Estelle Yarns that you can download for free under.
With US11 – 8.0mm needle and 2 skeins = 799.2 meters (874.0 yards), 100 grams of Estelle Super  Alpaca 60 Lace
A super soft and cozy yarn. Perfect company for keeping you warm this winter.
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” ESTELLE Super Alpaca 60 Lacy Cowl”

 Entworfen bei Kate Atherley ist ein kostenloses Muster von Estelle Yarns. Mit US11 – 8.0mm Nadel und 2 Knäuel = 874 Meter, 100 Gramm Estelle Super- Alpaca-Lace. Eine besondere weiche und kuschelige Wolle. Perfekte für Dich warm zu halten in diesem Winter.

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