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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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Meet Liam Lion – knit and win…

Meet Liam Lion – knit and win…

It’s been a while since my last toy pattern and I am happy to be back to toy making now. And I would like to challange you to join me! (read on) I started off making toys because of my nephews and now continue making them for my own two heroes. Just seeing my boys’s reactions when I show them a new toy prototype for approval is worth all the work in the world! We’ll look at pictures and wildlife…

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UseWhatYouHaveKAL2019 March

UseWhatYouHaveKAL2019 March

Just like that it’s already month no 3! Where did time go? I’ve been thinking to make something bigger, like a cardi or sweater for myself to seriously destash, and maybe get to make a Song for Elisabeth in my size (haha), but that will thake way more than just a month. So I settled for this lovely pattern, wich I had in my library since January 2017! It is called Mohnteilchen by Tanja Osswald and has always intrigued me….

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February = Vabruari

February = Vabruari

Februari is a soggy business here in Sweden, loads of snow to melt away (if you’re lucky, it’ll stick around a little longer to brighten up your days) and plenty of viruses to catch. Since there is a word for ‘taking care of your sick kids and work from home’ in Swedish called Vab, people like to call February also Vabruari. We have been having fun with chickenpox twice this month, and are now glad to get that one off…

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One month down, 11 to go!

One month down, 11 to go!

Incredible as it is, January seems to be over already! Where did the weeks go? I barely managed to finish two projects for the UseWhatYouHaveKAL2019 yet, but together we have 46 FOs made already! All from stash yarn, all from queued patterns we always wanted to try out! I say YAY! What say you? I finished my Song for Elizabeth cardigan this week and already love the result. This was fun! I omitted the hood as my son doesn’t like…

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