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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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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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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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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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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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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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Extreme Leftover-ing!

Extreme Leftover-ing!

A new year, a new challenge! This year (like so many other years) I promised myself not to buy any new yarn but knit everything from stash or dye it myself. I know. Everyone tries, everyone fails. But one can always dream, right? So far I knit 15 projects from stash yarns and now I’m dead set on reducing my leftovers. Care to join in? I opened a left-over thread in my group on Ravelry, come and share your latest…

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Leftover Fishing

Leftover Fishing

The best thing about those colourful sock yarns that make out about two thirds of my stash (I think) are their leftovers. I LOVE leftovers. I would give anything for a whole bag of 5-10g eye-watering colourful leftovers to knit with, but unfortunately it only comes in 50-100g balls. Oh well. I’ll grab those then if I really have to. So since it’s time to stock up for the holiday season, I felt like knitting some more of these funny…

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