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Will it blend? Scrap-blending techniques

Will it blend? Scrap-blending techniques

For me this year is all about learning new techniques. And as I really love working with scraps of yarn and use everything to the last millimetre, I have been busy collecting and testing new (for me) techniques of blending. Most designs I see on *Hot right now* use one or the other technique of blending/fading/overlapping colours into one another. And if you look at the prices… I might as well just knit. It really isn’t that difficult. Take your choice…

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A song of Ice and Yarn

A song of Ice and Yarn

I admit it. Winter is my favourite season. It makes for cosy indoor time (preferably spent knitting) and fabulous outdoor time! But only when it’s cold and snowy 🙂 And dark and cosy. Hm. I think I might be weird. It has been snowing for the last few weeks and it’s preeeeeeeetty cold outside, -15degrees Celsius. I really love this. First of all because it’s pretty and different from anytime else and also because it makes for really nice pictures…

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New pattern – Best Woodland Friends

New pattern – Best Woodland Friends

Finally a new toy pattern from my side! It’s been way too long! After several months of designing, frogging, re-shaping and finally test knitting, this couple are celebrating their friendship and having a dinner tonight. Will you join in? I’d like to present to you the newest addition to the Mumpitz Design Family:  Best Woodland Friends – In English and German (click for pattern on Ravelry, Etsy, Craftsy or DaWanda) I had a fun time figuring out the shape of…

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Getting down to business – cast on frenzy

Getting down to business – cast on frenzy

The list of things to do in 2018 is set. Now I just need to cast on and knit as much as I can! Last Wednesday’s project is finished and it’s time to move on in the de-stashing-frenzy: 3 projects are up simultaneously: 1: My everyday-easy-to-knit pair of commuter mittens or socks (you’ve got to have some variation, right?) which will use up my beautiful stash of non-Sockables Schoppel Zauberball collection (This is only 1/10th of it, don’t worry :P)…

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WIP Wednesday, new pattern sneak peek and 2018 goals

WIP Wednesday, new pattern sneak peek and 2018 goals

Is is WIP Wednesday or what? I’ve been swamped with work and didn’t have a lot of time to get creative, BUT! I have made my list of things I want to do and try for 2018 now. AND I can promise you already that there will be a new cuddly cute toy pattern out soon!! (Want a sneak peek? Read on 🙂 ) But first things first: It’s Wednesday, the day of work in progress, so tell me, what’s…

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Knit Hearts to be my Valentine – Free pattern

Knit Hearts to be my Valentine – Free pattern

Don’t you also hate being late out? There’s always something I seem to forget when it comes to holidays. I have the perfect last minute gift for you that will make you and everyone you gift it to very happy. They look good on your bag, with your keys, as a general decoration and will definitely be a great idea for your Valentine. They also make a cute Thank You gift or table decor. I made a whole bunch of…

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ONE YEAR OF YARN DIET? CHECK!

ONE YEAR OF YARN DIET? CHECK!

I DID IT!! I kept my New Years Resolution for 2017! (That’s a first 🙂 )12 MONTHS without buying a SINGLE SKEIN! I can’t believe I actually managed to do this and I must say I’m very proud of myself. (Applause, please!) Also I cannot believe that I didn’t try this before. For all of you yarn hoarders out there, let me tell you what a joy this year was! And really easy, too! It’s definitely so much fun that…

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GAL work in progress

GAL work in progress

Phew. So many interviews, so many new ideas and my queue has definitely tripled since before the Indie Design Gift Along started. You have been reading about only 13 of the 300 plus designers participating in the GAL and I hope you have found one or two new favourites. I know I certainly did! And I’m glad to see that some of you managed to win a new favourite pattern during the giveaways. See, it’s definitely worth signing up for…

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Knitting International #13 – Cynthia Levy, Canada

Knitting International #13 – Cynthia Levy, Canada

Do you love cables? Me too! That’s why these designs couldn’t be left out in this series of interviews during the 2017 Indie Design Gift-Along. I first came across the Razzle Dazzle Socks (cover picture) on my hunt for Christmas knits and had to check out te other designs connected, so I want to introduce you to Cynthia Levy, (aka Redtigerdesigns), Canada Cynthia grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada and currently lives in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada with her husband, a floatplane,…

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Knitting International #12 – Priscilla Webb, England

Knitting International #12 – Priscilla Webb, England

As a toy lover and designer I can hardly walk past other designer’s cute creations and Cilla’s adorable creations need to be shown here, too! My next project for the GAL2017 is Bigglesworth the Bat (cover picture) and I cannot imagine anyone who wouldn’t love to have one, so It’ll be a tough choice to whom to give it for Christmas… But read more about Priscilla Webb (aka Slaatje on Ravelry), England Priscilla is 33 years old and living in…

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