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The Finale: Heimdallr Socks & Mittens + giveaway

The Finale: Heimdallr Socks & Mittens + giveaway

Start the drumroll for the grand finale! It’s about time. You have seen three wonderful sets of cabled socks and mittens and maybe even learned a little about some figures from Norse Mythology: Jormungandr, the world snake. Oden, highest and wisest of Norse Gods and Frigg, his beautiful wife. Now I would like to introduce you to Heimdallr, guardian of the burning rainbow bridge called Bifrost, which links Midgard, our world, to the seat of the Gods in Asgard. Heimdallr…

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Join our Indie Design Gift Along 2018

Join our Indie Design Gift Along 2018

Holy Moly! Only six weeks to Christmas?!? Are you as surprised and hopelessly unprepared as I am (like… every year anew)?? Then it’s about time to  join our huge Indie Design Gift-A-Long on Ravelry! From the 23rd of November it’s ON! Get ready now and fire up your stash as this year will be HOT! Like last year’s Gift-Along (GAL) (and the 5 before), this year will give you: a huge list of independent designers, 6 weeks of KAL/CALs, tons of patterns…

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Happy kids mittens – new pattern

Happy kids mittens – new pattern

It’s been weeks since I’ve seen the sun here in Stockholm and if it weren’t for all the happy colours in my stash I would probably go crazy. So, to keep me from going insane and to keep my hands busy (as If I needed any more projects for that!) I wrote up the pattern for my boys’s favourite mittens and hope that they will keep us and you happy on dark and cold winter days. And it’s only one…

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New pattern: Oden’s Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

New pattern: Oden’s Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

Hooray! It’s autumn! And autumns means cold, windy and possibly even rainy days and looong evenings best spent on your favourite knitting spot (aka sofa) with a cuppa tea and loads of yarn to cuddle with. What better way to kick off this knitter’s season than with a set of new patterns? Maybe add a giveaway, too? If you have been following me for a while you will have noticed that I am working on a series of patterns inspired…

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New pattern: Jormungandr Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

New pattern: Jormungandr Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

After socking it for the biggest part of this year I am finally ready for something new. So when I was reading Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythoogy this summer I got inspired to design a set of patterns inspired by the characters of these stories. So I wrote and knitted, ribbed, knitted again, annoyed my test knitters (I love you ladies, you know that!! Right??) and finally had my first set of patterns ready to show. The Jormungandr Socks and Mittens…

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Work in progress

Work in progress

The summer break is almost over and it’s HOT! And by hot I mean that it’s HOT! But if you are thinking that I am referring to the weather, you’re mistaken (well, not quite, but… oh). Because I have extremely hot news for you. All summer long my brain has been on meltdown mode and I barely had the energy to breathe. But apparently it helped hatching some new ideas. In between almost finishing my #24pairsofsocks challenge and cooling down…

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Summer Skies Hat – FREE PATTERN –

Summer Skies Hat – FREE PATTERN –

Don’t we all have this proverbial yarn-skeleton in our closet? That ball of yarn that isn’t just ever going to fit any project we’ll start. Because it’s simply not you. Right? I never hid the fact that I am completely not in love with the colour pink. My dislike for it even seems to spark some amusement among my friends, so one of my closest friends wrapped her wedding gift for us into a whole 300 yards of baby pink…

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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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