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2020 plans and free pattern projects

2020 plans and free pattern projects

New year, new country, new plans! I’m usually not big on new year’s resolutions, but I’m always planning something. And since 2020 starts off on a new continent for me, I’m looking forward to many new projects this year! So in between my own creations, which have been queueing in my brain for too long already, I’ll also try and work off my Ravelry pattern queue as much as I can. You will find in this post a list of…

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Get ready for the 2020 edition of the UseWhatYouHaveKAL

Get ready for the 2020 edition of the UseWhatYouHaveKAL

Hej and Kia Ora from New Zealand! After a super busy time packing, selling house, moving, finding house, settling in and oh… living a little I now officially landed in my new home base NEW ZEALAND! but don’t think I’ll give up designing OR writing! Ha. First things first: This year is almost over! WHAAAAT?? 2020 is upon us, this year has whooshed by in the blink of a few eyes and I hardly had time to knit. Tss. yeah….

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Ready – set – KNIT! GAL 2019 is ON!

Ready – set – KNIT! GAL 2019 is ON!

WAH!! Only five-ish weeks to Christmas?!? Are you as surprised and hopelessly unprepared as I am (like… every year anew)?? This year it’s actually worse since we’ll be celebrating Christmas in summer! How weird for someone used to snotty noses and slush for the holiday season. All the more reason to kick up your knitting a notch and join our huge Indie Design Gift-A-Long on Ravelry! From today, the 26th of November it’s ON! Get ready now and fire up your…

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Stash and squeeze deluxe – or: We’re moving!

Stash and squeeze deluxe – or: We’re moving!

Time flies and I haven’t really been able to get anything written down on here for a while. If you have been wondering why no new designs or posts have been popping up, I’ve been neck deep in paperwork. We’re been busy planning, packing and organizing… Since we’ll be moving to New Zealand in less than two weeks! This has been in the planning for a while, but now things got real so fast! Although it still feels incredibly unreal….

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June knitting and promise

June knitting and promise

You probably have been wondering where I vanished to, I haven’t been hiding under a rock, but rather been bogged down by work and also needed a break from online life. Travel Turtle an I have made an escape to beautiful Portugal to recharge our batteries after this endless winter and have come back fresh and full of new ideas and resolves, also due to the fact that every paradise also has a snake. In this case the snake came…

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Scrap-Swap

Scrap-Swap

After finishing three short sleeved tops my stash can finally breathe more freely and I have more energy to knit smaller things again. I wound a bunch of mini skeins and swapped them with friends, and wanted to show you some ideas of what to do with them. (Check my links for inspiration for knitting with scraps below). After finishing this third Elfe-tee, I am now definitely ripe for some smaller projects again. This one was intended to have long…

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Spring clea…KNITTING

Spring clea…KNITTING

April came and went without leaving a trace, it seems. And all of a sudden spring arrived. With the first shy greens showing on trees and bushes and dark moody skies that threaten loads of rain and hail storms but really just want to show off. Time for some spring cleaning! Let’s start with cleaning out the yarn drawers, organize those beauties, pat them and hug them tightly, and then… cast on. Anything really. As long as it keeps you…

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Stash down is full on

Stash down is full on

After a few days of holidays in the deep south (read Netherlands and Belgium), where the only thing I knitted was a single pair of socks (and I didn’t even finish that until I got back home) it’s now time to dig deep into my stash and knit bigger. Travel Turtle and I had a great time visiting spring down south first in the tulip country of the Netherlands where we unabashedly played tourist and enjoyed some amazing weather, flowers,…

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UseWhatYouHaveKAL April

UseWhatYouHaveKAL April

I have not been very creative in March, but I’ll definitely change that this month! My newest project for the UWYHKAL is growing like crazy and I have high hopes that this one will get me into the sweater-and-tee-mood for good. I need more big projects to de-stash quicker and I have so many ideas for colourways to dye, so I need more space, too 🙂 So here’s a bit of progress that I made on my Elfe tee. Now…

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Knitting Mojo, I’m out to get you!

Knitting Mojo, I’m out to get you!

This winter is getting to me. After nearly 5 months of grey and cold I feel like I might go stir-crazy. Or colour blind. Or both. Even my usually completely overflowing knitting mojo seems to be drained by the constant cold and cheerlessness of this place. One of my students said that ‘Sweden in winter is like all the colour has been sucked out of this place’. Spot on, if you ask me. So I’ve been trying to counter with…

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