Winter is here, time to KNIT!

Winter is here, time to KNIT!

The first real snow arrived in Stockholm tonight. It has been silently bucketing down and it is still doing so. A real winter wonderland! All is wrapped in silence and covered in a thick white blanket. Time to get out the teapot and the knitting (Not that it ever really needed taking out, really)! Even Travel Turtle doesn’t mind being stuck at home for now and is happily exploring the snow. Tonight the annual Indie Design Gift-Along will start and…

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Join the 2017 Indie Design Gift-Along!

Join the 2017 Indie Design Gift-Along!

Holy Moly! Only six weeks to Christmas?!? Are you as surprised and hopelessly unprepared as I am (like… every year anew)?? Then it’s about time to  join our huge Indie Design Gift-A-Long on Ravelry! From the 21st of November it’s ON! Since the 2016 edition was so much fun we’ll do it all again this year 🙂 Get ready now and fire up your stash as this year will be HOT! Like last year’s Gift-Along (GAL) (and the 4 before),…

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Inspiration and destash-progress

Inspiration and destash-progress

After 10 months of yarn diet I had to see if there was anything changing regarding the horrible crowded living conditions of my yarns. You remember my Sockables who were suffering from a lack of space? (as do all the other yarn weights in the other six drawers…) I carefully opened the drawers to see weather they were still mad at me, all those balls of yarns, for not choosing THEM over the other. But nothing was jumping at me,…

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Ooops I dyed it again…

Ooops I dyed it again…

Finally, my refill for the dye pot arrived this week and I couldn’t keep my fingers off it. I was almost out of stock. Seriously. Can you believe it?? A lovely lady from Italy contacted me and wanted some Mumpitz sock glitter in the colourway Nebula. Her aim is to knit the Southern Skies shawl by Audry Nicklin. I can’t wait to see it when it’s done! What a mesmerizing pattern!! It is a knit chart of the stars of…

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Scrap lovers best friend: Scrappyphant! New pattern out now

Scrap lovers best friend: Scrappyphant! New pattern out now

Calling all scrap lovers, yarn junkies and toy fans! May I have your attention please? After a few weeks of work on this lovely pile of mini-scraps that I showed you a few days back in this post I am finally able to present to you the brand new pattern for the Scrappyphant! Available in English and German on Ravelry, Etsy, Craftsy and DaWanda! Get out your scrappiest scraps and mix and match as you like because these cute little…

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Of scraps and happy elephants

Of scraps and happy elephants

You get it. I’m a yarn junkie. But admit it: So are you, or you wouldn’t be reading this 🙂 So you know I’m addicted to these little bits and scraps of yarn that some people call leftovers, yes? I keep piling them up in a vase, where I can see them every day and they keep calling to me. Take me! Knit me! Be creative NOW! Some days it’s almost unbearable, that noise they make! Well. This time I…

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Rainy day autumn knitting

Rainy day autumn knitting

Autumn is here already. And with it the endless rainy days that make knitting the perfect pastime when I’m not trying to pick out the lighter moments to get some lovely shots of mushrooms and autumn colours. For most of the time I have been knitting a bunch of toys that will go to a small shop in Stade, Germany. Here are some Seagulls that caught a little bit of blue sky last week! But I am also working on…

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The Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter

De-stashing now! It is my goal this year to at least be able to see the bottom of ONE of my yarn drawers again. I’ve been excited to see my stash shrink, combining all those lovely colours and knitting like a maniac, but… There is not even a tiny gap in my stash yet!!! How can that be? Nine months of yarn-shopping abstinence and more than 70!!! projects later, still no sign of white squinting through the yarn from the…

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Thank you, seriously!

Thank you, seriously!

Did you now that there were 381 new species discovered in the Amazon in the past few years? That we knew less about what’s deep down in the ocean than what’s in space?  I want to say THANK YOU to you all for supporting me supporting good causes. It’s been only a short time since I started designing patterns in support of the World Wildlife Fund and the Swedish children’s cancer foundation,   but already and with your help I was…

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Hot Air Balloons Love

Hot Air Balloons Love

One of my favorite pastime is to make things from leftovers. Colourful, unique, special and beautiful, things that are never the same no matter how often you knit them. And if they make others happy, even better! I’ve been busily working away on my Sockables so that I get this lovely jar full of leftovers which I intend to use for my next few projects 🙂 Can’t wait to mix and match!! But my absolute favourite project with these bits…

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