Monday, 12 October 2015

November Shawl-Along (KAL)

shawl-along with Marigolds' Loft

I would like to officially invite you all to come on over and join in my shawl-along KAL that will begin on the 2nd November 2015 and will run until 13th December 2015.

What will we be knitting you ask?

We will be knitting the Misae Shawl by Alexandra Wiedmayer

Photo from Ravelry

Over the weekend, at the Festival I met Andrea from Wollehimmel in Germany.
Her yarns are gorgeous gradient yarns that have been wound with various shawl projects in mind.

wollehimmel swiss wulle festival

She had knitted a version of the Misae in her Wolke 7-Gletscher (see below in the next image :)) and I fell in love with it instantaneously.

 I thought that this would be a great idea for a KAL!

The cake of yarn is just enough to complete the project and comes in a gorgeous variety of colours - Have a look:

wolke 7 misae

The names of her yarns are so fitting too!
Here is a close up of the yarns she has ready to knit-up for the Misae

wolke 7 - Lagerfeuer
Camp Fire in English

Wolke 7 - Lavendel

Wolke 7 - Lebkuchen

wolke 7 radieschen
Radish :) 

wolke 7 2. früstück
Second Breakfast
wolke 7- gletscher

She also has loads of other colour combinations available so if you don't find something that tickles your fancy here, visit her shop for some more :)

Andrea has been so good as to offer all of you wanting to take part in the KAL a discount on her Wolke 7 Yarn.

Over the next couple of weeks, you can order your yarn through her at a 5 % discount
(This offer is only valid as long as there is stock)

Each of her cakes of yarn come with the cute label "Himmlisch schön - selbstgemacht -" which translated means "Heavenly - handmade-" Very fitting for her Cloud 7 yarns don't you think ;)

To grab yourself your cake of incredible Wolke 7 yarn follow this link and be sure to enter the discount code: MisaeKAL2015 at Check-out!

USA and Abroad - Please note: Those of you who are purchasing from the US and abroad need to order your yarn asap from Andrea to receive it before the KAL begins. Be aware that it is possible to experience postal delays for which she is not responsible!

To join in the KAL all you need to do is grab yourself a copy of the Misae Shawl (available in English and German), get yourself some yarn (if you would like to knit the shawl in your own choice of yarn, that is awesome too, feel free to come on over and join in the fun of just knitting together :)), and join us :)

How do you sign up?

Jump over to Ravelry and join my group :)

If you speak German and would like to knit with us come along, if you have trouble with understanding English, I will open a German speaking thread for you to chat along in German!

You can also share your photos on Instagram with the Hashtag #inthecloudskal

And guess what?
There will be something to win at the end of the KAL too - Whoo!

I can't wait to see all of your amazing shawls.

Sign up today and say hello :)
I look forward to meeting you all.

See you soon

Friday, 9 October 2015

Friday FO Fun

Friday FO Fun

I am just about done with my Shawl, but I have managed to finish my embroidery so I am sharing this with you this week.

What have you finished this week?
Feel free to share your FOs' with us all below if you would like :)

See you next week.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Tutorial Thursday Month-Long Linky Party

tutorial thursdays Month-Long Linky Party

Welcome back to another month of linking fun!

October is the here!

Get creative and share your craft tutorials with us all!

I would love to see them, so share them below :)

Feel free to link up all your crafts below.
I look forward to visiting all of the links I find below.

If you want a button for your side bar - here you go:
Marigolds' Loft

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Moving Forward

Moving forward

Wow, already Wednesday again, I can't quite get over how fast time is flying!

I am feeling like myself once again and I have been keeping myself very busy this week.

I have lots of exciting things to tell you about so let me jump right in by talking about my WIPs first.

under the same sky shawl

I am on the home stretch of my Shawl and have about 8 repeats left of the wave border.

It is a really relaxing pattern and I am enjoying the last bit of it immensely.

The next bit of green are some gloves that I am making on order.
These are being made with Drops alpaca and do feel like they will make a cozy pair of hands when done :)

At the festival on the weekend (You can read about the festival HERE) I decided to get some lovely Siidegarte Fideel for my Mindful Shawl.
I think this will make a perfect match for the shawl and will start with a swatch as soon as I am done with my other shawl.

mindful shawl siidegarte

I have some really exciting news and I hope that some of you will be joining me.....

Doesn't this gradient yarn look absolutely amazing?

This is some gorgeous yarn from Andrea of Wollehimmel in Germany.

She will be sponsoring an awesome Shawl KAL which will be starting on the 2nd November here on Marigolds' Loft.

I do hope you will be joining me?

I will be sharing all of the details with you on Monday 12th October so do come back and read all about it!

Reading Wise: I have started on a new book this week - The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

I am not far enough into the story to have an opinion but so far it is quite good.

What have you been up to this week?

I will be sharing this post with all of my weekly creative friends so pop over there for some great inspiration!

See you soon

Monday, 5 October 2015

The Swiss Wulle Festival Visit in Zug

On Friday afternoon I set off for my 3 hour journey to Zug to join the Swiss Wulle Festival group for their pre-festival Party.

Before I share all my "cool photos" with you, I must apologize for the quality of my images in today's post. I had a whacking headache over the first day and most of the second which I think attributed to the fact that the images kinda looked okay when I gave them a control check, but now seeing them here I keep asking myself how I could have possibly thought they looked good enough!

When I got to the event hall, I was greeted so warmly be Fides, her mom and Gabi that I felt like I had just arrived home!

They are the nicest people you could possibly want to meet, I found myself just wanting to stay and chat to them a little longer :)

They gave me my own pin with the remark "Well, you are one of us aren't you?" - it made me want to cry! 

From the moment I set foot into the hall, I could feel the amount of effort and passion that has been put into making this event a success.

We started off the evening with our Knit-Sip-Cruise - Of course I forgot my WIP bag in my hotel room so I had nothing to twiddle my fingers to, but that was okay I had loads of people to meet and lots of yarnie things to talk about!

The view from the boat was beautiful and the weather was surprisingly accommodating, very warm and comfortable!



lake zug

I got to chat with so many lovely people that I "knew" from their internet presence, and it was so nice to eventually be able to put faces to names.

I got to chat a little with Nancy Merchant and Romi Hill who - in my world- are big celebrities (If you know of my Craftsy addiction, then you will understand why!)

After our dinner and the cruise, I returned to my hotel room in awe and in anticipation of what Saturday morning would bring.

I started off my morning on Saturday by chatting with Woolly Wormhead and Rachel Coopey - Thanks to them I now am planning all the UK festivals I would like to attend next year LOL :)

wooly wormhead rachel coopey

Then I was off to the Festival - it was packed!!

The funniest thing was, you could denote all the festival goers by far by just having a look at what they had around their necks!
There were the Under The Sky Shawls in every variation under the sun!

I saw all of the different kit coloured models, and saw them in completely different combinations too. I met a lovely lady, Andrea, who had knit the shawl in a one-toned salmon colour, it looked gorgeous (Why didn't I take a photo you ask - I am asking myself the same question!)

I managed to grab a couple of pics of a couple of people, usually from a distance and with one hand :O


Here is Sidi and her sister at Sidispinnt stand

Her yarn is G O R G E O U S!
If you have a chance to try it, then do!!

agnes-kutes Kiss Zsuzsa

The designers Agnes Kutas and Kiss Zsuzsa 


The Team of Wollehimmel - Such cool yarns (You will hear more about their yarns in the next couple of days)

And lastly my bought treasures :)
But I will share more on these beauties over the next couple of days!


When I left the festival the sun was out and it was a super autumn day.

I absolutely loved the festival, from beginning to end!
Will I go again - my ticket will be booked as soon as they are available!

Did you miss it?
I will definitely inform you as soon as I hear about the next one don't worry :)

Have a great week!

Friday, 2 October 2015

And the Winners are.......

First up the winner of a Yarn Bowl to the value of CHF 45.- from

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Congrats Valentina, you have won your choice of yarn bowl to be collected from Ton-Topf at the Festival over the weekend! 

And the winner of a copy of the Chill-out socks from Butzeria is....

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Congrats Susan, enjoy knitting this fabulous pattern!

Both of you will be contacted by me shortly :)

I wish you all a great weekend, and look forward to seeing some of you in Zug.


Friday FO Fun

I was hoping to share my Swiss Wulle Festival Shawl with you all, but I have been slightly under the weather this week and haven't been able to move forward as fast as I would have liked to! 

Anyway that shouldn't stop you from sharing your finished objects of the week!
Feel free to share your FOs below!

I will see you next week where I will definitely have something to show you!
Have a great weekend :)
I am off to have the time of my life at this weekends' Festival, I would love to run into some of you there!

See you soon

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I used to be a homeschool mom, and now that my children go to school, am a mom who has found a creative side and am exploring that with great delight!

I am interested in alternative therapies, studied as a vibrational therapist and incorporate my beliefs into my everyday life.