Autumn leftovering

Autumn leftovering

Finally the temperatures are perfect for knitting, the evenings are getting longer and the days crisper. My favourite season has begun! Not only do the fireworks of colours blow my mind every year but I also wouldn’t want to miss the crisp and fresh air during an autumn walk. Isn’t the red incredible?? I swear I don’t edit my pictures, the colours are all natural and I seriously can’t get over them! It’s been way too long since I took…

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Oden’s Socks and Mitts Giveaway winners

Oden’s Socks and Mitts Giveaway winners

Wow. I was really not prepared for the overwhelmingly amazing response to my new patterns and this giveaway! The Oden’s Socks and Oden’s Mitts are settling in well with my other patterns on Ravlry, Loveknitting and Etsy. I enjoyed reading your comments here and on Instagram (more than 1100 comments!! You seriously rock!) and look forward to your FOs!! And if that isn’t inspiring enough for you, here are some of the finished objects on Ravelry until now: Thank you…

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New pattern: Oden’s Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

New pattern: Oden’s Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

Hooray! It’s autumn! And autumns means cold, windy and possibly even rainy days and looong evenings best spent on your favourite knitting spot (aka sofa) with a cuppa tea and loads of yarn to cuddle with. What better way to kick off this knitter’s season than with a set of new patterns? Maybe add a giveaway, too? If you have been following me for a while you will have noticed that I am working on a series of patterns inspired…

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And the winner is…

And the winner is…

First of all I would like to tell you that I am blown away by the incredible response to the new patterns, the Jormungandr Socks and Mittens (click for patterns on Ravelry)! I am incredibly humbled by your sweet comments and highly motivated to get the next set of patterns for this series out to you by the end of September. I am already in love with the colourways I saw some of you choosing and can’t wait to see…

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Operation Sockdrawer – mission accomplished!

Operation Sockdrawer – mission accomplished!

It started in April, when I was faced with two problems: 1: My Sockables Drawer was STILL about to explode (even after One year of yarn diet there was only a tiny dent in it!!) 2: My husband was complaining that I never made socks for him (NOT true, but he’s a size 47 and pretty picky, so NOT cool to knit for him, just saying!). So the obvious solution to both problems was to make a bunch of socks for…

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New pattern: Jormungandr Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

New pattern: Jormungandr Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

After socking it for the biggest part of this year I am finally ready for something new. So when I was reading Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythoogy this summer I got inspired to design a set of patterns inspired by the characters of these stories. So I wrote and knitted, ribbed, knitted again, annoyed my test knitters (I love you ladies, you know that!! Right??) and finally had my first set of patterns ready to show. The Jormungandr Socks and Mittens…

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Work in progress

Work in progress

The summer break is almost over and it’s HOT! And by hot I mean that it’s HOT! But if you are thinking that I am referring to the weather, you’re mistaken (well, not quite, but… oh). Because I have extremely hot news for you. All summer long my brain has been on meltdown mode and I barely had the energy to breathe. But apparently it helped hatching some new ideas. In between almost finishing my #24pairsofsocks challenge and cooling down…

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Summer Skies Hat – FREE PATTERN –

Summer Skies Hat – FREE PATTERN –

Don’t we all have this proverbial yarn-skeleton in our closet? That ball of yarn that isn’t just ever going to fit any project we’ll start. Because it’s simply not you. Right? I never hid the fact that I am completely not in love with the colour pink. My dislike for it even seems to spark some amusement among my friends, so one of my closest friends wrapped her wedding gift for us into a whole 300 yards of baby pink…

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Operation Sockdrawer – Bergfest

Operation Sockdrawer – Bergfest

Bergfest (das) [German] : A celebration for managing to get half way through your biggest task (like masters thesis, house chores or knitting for Operation Sockdrawer). When you realize that the days are already getting shorter (well, not here, not really, we still have close to 24 hours of daylight up here – but you know winter is closing in when Midsummar is over). That also means that you are left with only 5 more months to complete this year’s top…

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Travel Turtle behind enemy lines

Travel Turtle behind enemy lines

It’s a known fact (at least to Germans) that North and South don’t quite love each other (but in a fun way). So to the Bavarians the Northerners are the humourless *Saupreiß* that don’t talk to anyone but themselves and eat rolled up sour pickled Herring all day (brrr) and in turn the northern *fish heads* (Fischkopp) believe that life below the Weißwurst-equator consists of German stereotypes (read: Beer, Lederhosen, Dirndl, Weißwurst and Brezn). Well. There might be some truth…

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