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A postcard from Travel Turtle

A postcard from Travel Turtle

Do you still write postcards? The snail mail ones? I still love sending them and I am always crazy happy when I receive one from my friends. Now in the age of the Internet those little gems have almost been forgotten, but there are some things that are just as nice as a postcard: It’s when I receive a picture of my beloved Travel Turtle friends from around the world! As it is the traveling season for most now, I…

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Leftovering again

Leftovering again

… because, really, what else do you expect of me? After opening Pandora’s Box (aka my Schoppel Zauberball stash drawer) for the coziness mittens I showed you in my last post there was no way back. I just HAD to keep knitting with them (yes, knitting is addictive. And I’m the worst junkie). The subtle colour changes of the crazy Zauberball made this project a real quickie, if you pardon my French. I just got myself a pair of carbon…

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Into the wild – take your knitting outdoors!

Into the wild – take your knitting outdoors!

Goodness, time flies. Summer is so short around here that it seems to be running at the speed of light (it might also be me being on parental leave, but well…)! There are so many things happening at the same time that it’s hard to keep track. Kid #1 is on his summer break and happy picking (and painting his face and clothes with) wild blueberries, while kid #2 still sleeps through most of the day and is happily keeping…

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NEW PATTERN RELEASE: Convertible Monster Mittens

NEW PATTERN RELEASE: Convertible Monster Mittens

Yes, I know, it’s still summer and who would even think about knitting mittens now in this… well, not heat exactly but – you know – kind of summer-y weather? Raise your hands if you would. Ha! There you go, I knew it! Well, I would, too. Because winter is coming certainly. And with it the cozy, frosty and christmassy season that requires an awful lot of knitting. And warmth. So why not start knitting your winter garments right away?…

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Toys Toys Toys

Toys Toys Toys

This year’s Amigurumi-Along (running from July 1 to August 31) is already in full swing, with more than 20 cute amigurumis already finished before the first week is even over! You’re incredible, folks! I wanted to give you a small overview on the participating designers and also show you some of the cutest toys made so far. It’s still not too late to get all patterns eligible for the prize drawing in the end at a 25% discount until July…

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Join our summer Amigurumi-Along 2017!

Join our summer Amigurumi-Along 2017!

Two years ago a group was founded on Ravelry to celebrate the love for Amigurumi toys, crochet and knitted. It was great fun and a huge success with loads of cute amigurumi toys popping up at every corner, so this year we are doing it right again! 9 toy designers (me included!) are offering their patterns for 25% discount from the 30th of June to 9th of July (EDT time zone) – use the coupon code AMIALONG2017 during checkout. Meet…

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Strawberry cake and Midsummer knitting

Strawberry cake and Midsummer knitting

Here it is, the longest day of the year. Glad Midsommar to all of you! If 24 hours of daylight aren’t enough for knitting, nothing will be. Alternatively you could do as the Swedes and stuff your faces with strawberry cake (see recipe below), sizzle in the midnight sun, hit the best camping spots in the woods and do the frog dance around the maypole. I have been quiet these past few weeks, but I have a good reason for…

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Of Ducks and Crates

Of Ducks and Crates

It’s June already! Days are getting incredibly long (it never gets dark anymore up here, so thank goodness for proper window blinds) and thankfully it’s nice and warm outside, too! The season for hanging out by the lake, building sand castles on the beach and outdoor-knitting just started! Lately my son’s obsession with ducks and chicken has been fueled by hundreds of newly hatched goose chicks running around everywhere and every time he sees anything resembling a duck he goes…

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Cast on, finish, repeat…

Cast on, finish, repeat…

These last few days have been a blur. Besides a few trips to the beautiful open air museum Skansen here in Stockholm (I’ll show you the place in a moment) there is nothing exciting happening except being pregnant and waiting. Waiting. And knitting, mostly. And finally things are getting a bit of colour around here, too. It’s so refreshing to see all those trees and flowers back at work for a change after the long winter months. It really feels…

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Pattern review: The Fox San Pouch by StringAlchemist

Pattern review: The Fox San Pouch by StringAlchemist

A few weeks back I had the pleasure to test knit this little cutie for a friend. This is a very versatile little fellow who can stash your keys, earphones or (in my case) a whole baby head 😛 (Why ever I had to use cotton yarn… It turned out to be quite big  but I love it! 🙂 The designer Stringalchemist and I have been friends for some years now and she got into knitting only about a year…

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