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Knitting international #3 – Victoria Groger, Israel

Knitting international #3 – Victoria Groger, Israel

I’m nuts about colourful designs, you all know that. So of course Victoria’s pretty designs caught my eye immediately. Also because of the lovely photography of her patterns. So I asked Victoria a few questions about her designs and inspiration and which designers she loves. Victoria Groger (aka Auriga on Ravelry) from Israel Viktoria will give away two patterns to readers of this blog (see questions below!)  2 winners will get one free pattern of their choice as a gift….

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Knitting International #2 – Sara Schira, Canada

Knitting International #2 – Sara Schira, Canada

When scrolling through the lovely designs on offer for the Indie Design Gift Along This lovely pattern jumped at me: Sara Schira’s Telephone Poles.  I love the simplicity and clear lines and also the colour contrast of this pattern. Naturally I had to check out the other designs and wanted to get to know the person behind the design, so I asked her for an interview.  Meet from Manitoba, Canada: Sara Schira (Imaginedlandscapes) At Imagined Landscapes Sara designs knitting patterns that are bold,…

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Knitting international #1 – Jo Torr, UK

Knitting international #1 – Jo Torr, UK

Welcome to the 2017 Indie Design Gift-A-Long! This year we have 311 designers from 31 countries and 6 continents! More than 5300 patterns discounted during the sale period from November 21-28, 18,150+ patterns eligible for participation in the KAL/CAL threads and around 2000 digital prizes in the KAL/CAL Threads!! (There are physical prizes, too!! Yarns, stitch markers, ebooks, project bags… Come and check em out!) When scrolling through the rather extensive list of designers participating in the Indie Design GAL this…

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Join the 2017 Indie Design Gift-Along!

Join the 2017 Indie Design Gift-Along!

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 21st of November it’s ON! Since the 2016 edition was so much fun we’ll do it all again this year 🙂 Get ready now and fire up your stash as this year will be HOT! Like last year’s Gift-Along (GAL) (and the 4 before),…

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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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The Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter

De-stashing now! It is my goal this year to at least be able to see the bottom of ONE of my yarn drawers again. I’ve been excited to see my stash shrink, combining all those lovely colours and knitting like a maniac, but… There is not even a tiny gap in my stash yet!!! How can that be? Nine months of yarn-shopping abstinence and more than 70!!! projects later, still no sign of white squinting through the yarn from the…

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Hot Air Balloons Love

Hot Air Balloons Love

One of my favorite pastime is to make things from leftovers. Colourful, unique, special and beautiful, things that are never the same no matter how often you knit them. And if they make others happy, even better! I’ve been busily working away on my Sockables so that I get this lovely jar full of leftovers which I intend to use for my next few projects 🙂 Can’t wait to mix and match!! But my absolute favourite project with these bits…

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NEW PATTERN RELEASE: Convertible Monster Mittens

NEW PATTERN RELEASE: Convertible Monster Mittens

Yes, I know, it’s still summer and who would even think about knitting mittens now in this… well, not heat exactly but – you know – kind of summer-y weather? Raise your hands if you would. Ha! There you go, I knew it! Well, I would, too. Because winter is coming certainly. And with it the cozy, frosty and christmassy season that requires an awful lot of knitting. And warmth. So why not start knitting your winter garments right away?…

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Toys Toys Toys

Toys Toys Toys

This year’s Amigurumi-Along (running from July 1 to August 31) is already in full swing, with more than 20 cute amigurumis already finished before the first week is even over! You’re incredible, folks! I wanted to give you a small overview on the participating designers and also show you some of the cutest toys made so far. It’s still not too late to get all patterns eligible for the prize drawing in the end at a 25% discount until July…

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Join our summer Amigurumi-Along 2017!

Join our summer Amigurumi-Along 2017!

Two years ago a group was founded on Ravelry to celebrate the love for Amigurumi toys, crochet and knitted. It was great fun and a huge success with loads of cute amigurumi toys popping up at every corner, so this year we are doing it right again! 9 toy designers (me included!) are offering their patterns for 25% discount from the 30th of June to 9th of July (EDT time zone) – use the coupon code AMIALONG2017 during checkout. Meet…

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