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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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Knitting International #10 – Andrée Beddoe, USA

Knitting International #10 – Andrée Beddoe, USA

I must say I am exhausted. Just seeing all the incredible designs during the Gift Along my brain starts entering a meltdown phase already! When am I supposed to knit this all? BUT! Andrée’s absolutely stunning designs just HAD to be mentioned here, too. Two of her lovely shawl patterns went into my queue right away and I aim to cast on at least her incredible Dragon Breath Shawl (cover picture) during the Gift Along. Andrée Beddoe, USA Andrée lives in…

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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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Winter is here, time to KNIT!

Winter is here, time to KNIT!

The first real snow arrived in Stockholm tonight. It has been silently bucketing down and it is still doing so. A real winter wonderland! All is wrapped in silence and covered in a thick white blanket. Time to get out the teapot and the knitting (Not that it ever really needed taking out, really)! Even Travel Turtle doesn’t mind being stuck at home for now and is happily exploring the snow. Tonight the annual Indie Design Gift-Along will start and…

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Rainy day autumn knitting

Rainy day autumn knitting

Autumn is here already. And with it the endless rainy days that make knitting the perfect pastime when I’m not trying to pick out the lighter moments to get some lovely shots of mushrooms and autumn colours. For most of the time I have been knitting a bunch of toys that will go to a small shop in Stade, Germany. Here are some Seagulls that caught a little bit of blue sky last week! But I am also working on…

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Thank you, seriously!

Thank you, seriously!

Did you now that there were 381 new species discovered in the Amazon in the past few years? That we knew less about what’s deep down in the ocean than what’s in space?  I want to say THANK YOU to you all for supporting me supporting good causes. It’s been only a short time since I started designing patterns in support of the World Wildlife Fund and the Swedish children’s cancer foundation,   but already and with your help I was…

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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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Into the wild – take your knitting outdoors!

Into the wild – take your knitting outdoors!

Goodness, time flies. Summer is so short around here that it seems to be running at the speed of light (it might also be me being on parental leave, but well…)! There are so many things happening at the same time that it’s hard to keep track. Kid #1 is on his summer break and happy picking (and painting his face and clothes with) wild blueberries, while kid #2 still sleeps through most of the day and is happily keeping…

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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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