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20 free patterns for leftover projects

20 free patterns for leftover projects

A friend once asked me what to do with all those small scraps of yarn that are always left over when making a larger project. For some I heard those bits of leftovers are just that: something that’s left over and that will never see the light of day again – or worse: go to the bin! But for me those tiny little balls of colour are a precious source pure joy, as you can make so many different and…

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Dart Mitts – new pattern out now!

Dart Mitts – new pattern out now!

Hooray for maternity leave! All of a sudden I get things done that have been on my mind for aeons. And getting my yarn out to play is only one of them. I have been toying with the idea of creating a pattern for a specific hand dyed yarn for ages now and am finally able to show you the results: Here it is, the brand new Dart mitts pattern that goes perfectly with the Mumpitz Design Bamboo yarns! I…

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KAL winners

KAL winners

These last few weeks have just been flying past and I haven’t been able to knit (or write) as much as I would have liked to. But today, on the first day of my well deserved maternity leave I’m finally able to put up my feet and knit. It was about time. Now I finally get to catching up with all those de-stashing-projects that have been piling up on my wish list! And also I’m very happy to announce the…

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Knit-a-whale

Knit-a-whale

When I was a kid I wanted to become a marine biologist. Anything connected to the ocean fascinated me (and still does!) and especially the big whales and funky deep-sea creatures got to me. Diving and aquariums never lose their magic for me and I can never be away from the ocean for too long. Who ever saw a whale up close can never forget this unbelieveable encounter. Whales are at the top of the food chain and have an…

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Let there be dragons!

Let there be dragons!

Still in a de-stashing mood, still not visibly getting any closer to emptying the Sockables drawer…How is this possible, there must be SOME more space in there somewhere?? As I’m working on new designs knitting these Dragon hats from random bits and pieces at least helps a bit to get some air into my Sockables. For some reason this pattern really got to me. Maybe its related to the fact that all my dragons seem to primarily feed on leftovers…

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Knitting Sock Heels: Afterthought vs Boomerang

Knitting Sock Heels: Afterthought vs Boomerang

2017 is the year of de-stashing. At least for me. I’ve told you already that my challenge for this year to knit ONLY from stash yarns. And so far I’ve kept this promise that I made to myself (I haven’t even thought about buying more yarn, I must be seriously sick…). Also I want to learn a few new things this year, so let’s get started. Better late than never. After an incredible sock-frenzy that yielded ten pairs of socks…

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Ooh Crab! New Pattern out now!

Ooh Crab! New Pattern out now!

Nothing is as inspiring as a child. There are so many cute ideas for kids that it’s hardly possible to keep track of all the ideas for toys and decoration that keep popping up every day. I am always looking for more decoration for our kid’s room and came across so many beautiful cushions, but none quite as unique as I’d like them to be. So I decided to make one myself that can work both as pillow and toy…

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Rocking the Sockables

Rocking the Sockables

Do you remember this one? My Sockables. They have been gathering and (not quite so) secretly multiplying for ages and apparently are having a bit of a hard time breathing of late, so I decided to stash them down a little (more) so that no one can accuse me of factory farming… So in the last two weeks I’ve been Train-knitting a lot again and also discovered that sofa time while watching movies is also great for Vanilla-socking! Oh dear,…

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KAL: Chase the Dragon

KAL: Chase the Dragon

After a month of test knitting (thank you, ladies, you are incredible!!), translating and editing patterns and posts I am happy to now publish the newest addition to my pattern store. It’s now time for releasing these two dragons into the wild! Let them to multiply and bring joy to the people. I present to you my two newest patterns: Chase the Dragon Mitts And the Chase the Dragon Socks Both of them use the beautiful dragon scale-like pattern and…

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De-stash mode on!

De-stash mode on!

Can I show you something? Promise you won’t judge me? I mean, you all know how it is, right? This stash that just keeps on piling up? You don’t really (I mean, not REALLY, right?) buy any new yarns and for some weird inexplicable reason it just keeps growing? I am wondering whether it’s due to the fact that I keep my yarns in drawers and closely squeezed together (I know, it’s not very yarn friendly, the poor things hardly…

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