Friday, October 8, 2010

New Knitting...

Well, first of all, dear friends, thank you, thank you, thank you for all your great comments on my first vlog! That was fun, wasn't it? I was amazed by how I wasn't nervous at all speaking to you on camera, but I think it's because I feel like I know you all. I was just talking to my friends... Anyway, stay tuned as I am sure I'll do that again!
Now, to get you just a little bit caught up on what I've been knitting for my little etsy store (and there's much more to share when I get the photos taken), here a couple of new items. You have to excuse the clunky self portrait - maybe Daniel can take a better picture this weekend.

Well, I love this boucle yarn and made a warm scarf from it and a matching beret. When I had them knit, I thought they could do with a little embellishment, so I crocheted a flower from chenille yarn for the hat and added pretty crocheted borders to the scarf. Aren't they fun?!
And then I discovered this very unusual yarn from Italy - it is part felted wool, part mohair and part boucle yarn and knits up in these gorgeous stripes in different shades of red, pink and burgundy with different textures in each stripe - beautiful! It sure was difficult taking pictures that accurately reflect the amazing colors in this scarf, but this comes close.
I've been busy, haven't I?! Click here to visit my store and see more pictures of each of these. 

Have a wonderful Friday, everyone! I'll be busy knitting this morning...and maybe painting this afternoon... Ahhhh, life is good! I hope for you, too!! 


  1. Yay Silke..I looove the beret..I am a hat girl..and hoodie girl at heart! Love it! yes the colors are pretty dazzling and special!! You are fabulous and so super talented!! and you look gorgeous as always!
    Have a wonderful is Thanksgiving wkd here in Canada so I am looking forward to a festive family wkd!

  2. These are beautiful Silke! I love the combination of the colors with the chenille yarn! BTW...what chenille yarn do you use? I was using a chenille by lion brand and they don't make it anymore. :(

    Sounds like you have a wonderfully creative day ahead! Enjoy! :)

  3. ~the color you choose for your hat and and scarf make your eyes sparkle and brings warmth to your face...they are truly beautiful pieces you created...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

  4. Of course I would, but I LOVE the flower embellishment!

  5. I love the colours of your scarf! Looks like something I would never take off because I'd be cuddling it too much! ie nice texture, too x

  6. I love the self portrait you look so cozy and warm in your hat and scarf. I'm at ART and Soul with my sister having the best of times. Have a good week-end. Lorrie

  7. Oh love love!!! You really have been busy and accomplishing so much. I am ever so impressed. Yes, it IS a wonderful life. Especially now that the mornings have finally cooled down again. Happy Friday! **kisses** Deb

  8. Wow - das Set sieht bezaubernd an Dir aus! Sehr, sehr chic.

  9. Were you completely suffocating during the photo shoot? Love the pieces; that Italian yarn looks most interesting..... >:)
    HAving a stinker of a time with Blogger today...I am ready to throw my hands in the air and say I QUIT!!! LOL!!
    Beautiful Silke, and totally loved the You Tube video!


  10. Absolutely gorgeous hat and scarves.

  11. How clever are you! Have a wonderful weekend

  12. Slow down! You are making me feel so lazy. HAHAHAHA! Hello liebling Silke! How are you this Friday? Both beautiful, the model and the beret and scarf set. I am so glad you are not nervous. It was how I felt when we first talked to each other on the phone. I was just looking forward to talking to a friend! Have a great weekend! TSUP! TSUP!!!

    P.S. Doesn't Bella notice everything? She heard Winslow tap around. Only our Bella!

    YOU ARE SUCH A GORGEOUS LADY (and you have beautiful smile!!!)

    have a lovely weekend dear Gorgeous Silke!!!!!!!!!!


  14. oh yes yes do that again (next time, can you show me the cat????? :D Ramses!)

  15. I love boucle yarn, but for the life of me, I can't crochet with it and must use it for knitting, because the stitches just melt into each other... all part of it's charm. It looks so soft and comfy. What lovely item you knitted with that scrumptious yarn ;-) Have you worked with Chenille? It's marvelous too...

    Enjoy your weekend - I love this weather too :-)

  16. Silke, this is super cute and looks so warm! Great job! :) Theresa

  17. Silke these are so so beautiful! I love the colors and textures- so imaginative! I am crazy about hats- I must give you my favorite pattern to make. You are filling your shop up with so many lovely creations- how wonderful for you!

    We are hoping for some sunshine tomorrow- trapped in our room for last 3 days- eating only French baguettes and cheese. Someday I know I will laugh about this---

  18. beautiful knits! i just love them!

  19. Mmm, I'm sure that's really soft wrapped up around the chin like that. That shade of blue would look fabulous against a grey winter sky, no? Gorgeous! And I LOVE chenille. So soft and fuzzy and rich in color.

    You know, one of my first thoughts when I saw your video was how comfortable you were. I thought, wow, she should have her own TV show!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Beautiful Silke!

  20. That Italian yarn looks so interesting!

  21. How beautiful! I love the added touch of the flower and i think you did a lovely job of photographing, it's hard to do it alone! (besides, you are gorgeous).

    have a lovely weekend Silke and Daniel!

  22. Oooh I LOVE your boucle beret and scarf and you look so cute modeling them. Really pretty Silke!