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Operation Sockdrawer – mission accomplished!

Operation Sockdrawer – mission accomplished!

It started in April, when I was faced with two problems: 1: My Sockables Drawer was STILL about to explode (even after One year of yarn diet there was only a tiny dent in it!!) 2: My husband was complaining that I never made socks for him (NOT true, but he’s a size 47 and pretty picky, so NOT cool to knit for him, just saying!). So the obvious solution to both problems was to make a bunch of socks for…

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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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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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Rocking the socks!

Rocking the socks!

Three pairs into my 24 pairs of socks for my husband’s advent calendar already (well… only 21 pairs of size 47 to go, ha! Easy peasy… *WHAT WAS I THINKING????*) and guess what arrived today?? A box full of incredibly colourful, insane and beautiful yarns from Opal in Germany! Thank goodness my one year of yarn diet last year was such a success… Now I’m probably back to where I started. I guess I have never been more excited about…

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Operation Sockdrawer

Operation Sockdrawer

Long time no see! I’m very sorry, but life happened so VR had to take the backseat for a while. When you think you put the kids to bed and finally have time to sit down and… Oh – look, the baby puked all over the bedroom. Well, let’s clean it up and THEN maybe we could… Ah, what’s that noise from the kid’s room? Someone having fun with the Lego bricks who should long be asleep, maybe? Right. You…

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Merry Knitmas!

Merry Knitmas!

Finally all doors in the advent calendar are open, no more mini skeins until next year… sigh. I made two pairs of kids socks and one half pair for myself from them already… I LOVE this! If it were up to me, all skeins could be this size 🙂 Before I’m off to the kitchen to go on a food preparation craze I wanted to wish you the happiest, merriest of all Knitmasses and hope that you find a little…

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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 #11 – Lee Meredith, USA

Knitting International #11 – Lee Meredith, USA

Intriguing construction, fabulous colour combination and excellent product photography make Lee’s patterns stand out by miles (Cover picture – Hólm). It would be a shame not to include Leethals amazing designs in this series of interviews. I am incredibly happy to se e that Lee seems to have the same yarn-problem as me! Now I will gladly present you Lee Meredith (aka leethal on Ravelry), USA Lee will give away two coupon codes for $6 off any pattern or ebook in…

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