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Travel Turtle behind enemy lines

Travel Turtle behind enemy lines

It’s a known fact (at least to Germans) that North and South don’t quite love each other (but in a fun way). So to the Bavarians the Northerners are the humourless *Saupreiß* that don’t talk to anyone but themselves and eat rolled up sour pickled Herring all day (brrr) and in turn the northern *fish heads* (Fischkopp) believe that life below the Weißwurst-equator consists of German stereotypes (read: Beer, Lederhosen, Dirndl, Weißwurst and Brezn). Well. There might be some truth…

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Travel Turtle – on the road again

Travel Turtle – on the road again

Finally the bags were packed and the holidays could begin. Leaving the never ending Swedish winter and grey weather behind for a few weeks was much needed. Travel Turtle was ready to see some new places and.. …go yarn shopping!! Oh yes. After more than 16 months of yarn diet (read blog post here) it was about time to go and catch some new fibres for the stash. What better way to do so in combination with a holiday in the…

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Home sweet home

Home sweet home

Just back from three weeks of ‘holidays’ in Germany and summer is over here in Sweden. Yay. Since it’s bucketing down today and the little one is sleeping, I finally have some time to write again. So I’ll grab the opportunity and show you some pictures of a three-week wedding marathon and the few days of calm in between 🙂 We started the trip down from Stockholm with two little ones and a  rental car that hated us to Sauerland…

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A postcard from Travel Turtle

A postcard from Travel Turtle

Do you still write postcards? The snail mail ones? I still love sending them and I am always crazy happy when I receive one from my friends. Now in the age of the Internet those little gems have almost been forgotten, but there are some things that are just as nice as a postcard: It’s when I receive a picture of my beloved Travel Turtle friends from around the world! As it is the traveling season for most now, I…

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Cast on, finish, repeat…

Cast on, finish, repeat…

These last few days have been a blur. Besides a few trips to the beautiful open air museum Skansen here in Stockholm (I’ll show you the place in a moment) there is nothing exciting happening except being pregnant and waiting. Waiting. And knitting, mostly. And finally things are getting a bit of colour around here, too. It’s so refreshing to see all those trees and flowers back at work for a change after the long winter months. It really feels…

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Travelnillas – A guide on how to survive being a frequent traveler.

Travelnillas – A guide on how to survive being a frequent traveler.

I might have said this before, but commuting sucks. Well. Depending on how often you have to change trains/buses/flights. The only thing keeping me sane (well – kind of) is going into productivity mode as soon as I find a seat. Then the world vanishes and makes space for the unavoidable knitting frenzy that bubbles within me every day. Every morning starts more or less the same: Try to find alarm clock. Throw alarm clock against wall. Try to find…

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Gotland – a place of (wooly) wonders

Gotland – a place of (wooly) wonders

Summer is traveling season, and so Travel-Turtle and I took a week off and explored Sweden’s biggest island – Gotland. Situated just about 3 hours and a bit by boat from Stockholm in the middle of the Baltic sea it once was a hanseatic trade center with the superb and most stunning city of Visby as its capital. The mighty and incredibly beautiful city wall to fend off pirates and – most importantly – the Danes, is still intact and…

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Trainspott…knitting

Trainspott…knitting

I’m commuting a lot. As in A LOT. As you might have noticed. What better way to spend those dead hours with something useful like knitting? And since my mind has been completely focused on the In Bloom Shawl and mittens combo, why not knit matching socks as well? I made a simple toe up sock with an In Bloom cuff as in the mittens pattern. I quite like it, how about you? You can find the pattern for these…

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Travel knitting

Travel knitting

Summer is in the city. The woods smell like holidays in Sweden and it gets almost too hot for knitting. Time to change knitting venue and go out to play! I’ve been working in Helsingborg in the south of Sweden this week, using the time on the plane for knitting, of course. People have been asking me before how I managed to get my needles through the security check, but since I use wooden needles it has never been a…

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Europe

Europe

When living in Europe travelling comes easy. No passports, no controls, just pure travelling joy. For now. So Travel Turtle and I have been to quite a lot of countries in the European Union and wanted to share some of our imressions with you here. Which one do you like best? Which country should we go to next?   by