Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wollmeise-Color-Potpourri


6 1/2 years it was rather silent on my knitting blog.
To celebrate my back to normal life,
I used one of my most favourite yarns to 
create a colourful dress.
I used a lot of different techniques,
different Colors from Wollmeise.
All 100% wool. 
My Wollmeise yarn, I bought from 
KB-Design, Brigitte was downsizing
her stash. Thank you very mucH.
When I knit something without any plans in 
advance its whatever comes to my mind.
I always start with a gauge in stockinette stitch.
This dress was knitted bottom up,
first the skirt,
the the upper part,
the sleeves,
the collar 
and while knitting the skirt, I decided 
to create kind of a tulip skirt with some 
different color downwards.
The dress is not blocked yet but due
to the nice weather we have got today,
taking pictures was a must.
I will shoot wearing pictures as soon
as its washed and blocked and the weather
allows it again. 



The sight from our upper balcony 
but I had to bring them a bit closer,
most of the sheep are wearing bells and
they love to run up and down the hill...
music the whole day and many times
during the night too...


Wollmeise Color Potpurri with
the Lake of Constance in the back..


ah I can see myself ....



one could almost think its warm outside..


.. on the way to go...



on the way to go...


sleeve details 

more sleeve details...


FairIsle .. it will be seen better after blocking 


the collar I created using 3 different colors


Colors of the skirt...



no birds up in the sky..


I first had to remove a hair from
Garfield... 



a bit more sleeve 



a detail using a Latvian technique... 



and this time a bit closer... 



FairIsle but it will look better as soon as its washed 
and blocked


more color work


the beginning...


color over color...


the picked up stitches to knit downward


the last rose in the garden.. it saw already a
bit snow and some really cold nights and
storms..



somebody was watching us...
the next dress is already on the go but this
time its not only knitting... 
Until next time
Christa 

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Silk, with a touch of Vintage

100 % Silk with a touch of Vintage
with matching scarf, (not my design)
my own design- top and skirt 
hand knitted,
taking place at the Lake of Constance

100% Seide mit einem Hauch von Vintage,
dazu ein Schal
mein eigenes Design
hand gestrickt
am Bodensee

click on the first picture to make them all large
auf das erste Bild klicken, dann gibts
die Vergrösserungen... 









The start and yes, I do know that
drawing isn't my thing... I usually
start with a few sketches taking place in my brain,
 then
I bring them to paper followed by 
the knitting needles doing the job with
the help of Audio books. My favourites 
are Nordic thrillers.. 



adding by hand of course 


on the way



knitting this whole thing was a pain in the Arctic...
never  would I use such a yarn again.....
expensive doesn't always means quality



before adding the neckline and some more
stuff



yes.. not bad so far

and the final look



I knitted everything during the winter
gestrickt habe ich alles letzten Winter

Until next time -
bis zum nächsten Mal

Friday, January 06, 2017

FairIsle Skirt and Unicorn Parallegrams



a click on the first picture will enlarge them all...


FairIsle Skirt with Unicorn Parellegrams by Stephen West
I used up my leftover yarn from Kate Davies

Buachaille
100% Scottish Woll
Kate Davies Design
110 mtr per 50 g

Unicorn Parellegrams by Stephen West 
I have introduced this scarf already here 


Its my own design and I used 
cables and different Fairisle patterns 
from my own librarary..
yes, I do collect knitting books 






Since it has minus 7 degrees Celsius today,
I simply found it to cold to wear the outfit myself



The matching hat I bought secondhand 
and its from Kenzo... 


I was really lucky to be able to shoot 
these pictures with a bit of sun because
5 minutes later the clouds had taken over again..




matching leather boots 


in the wood next to us, lots of trees are
taken down and I can't really say
that I like it... 




 and 5 minuts later- it was back to grey.. or
on the way to grey..


and now a few pictures knitting 
this skirt.. it took place last
summer.. 
















all the best
Christa