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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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ONE YEAR OF YARN DIET? CHECK!

ONE YEAR OF YARN DIET? CHECK!

I DID IT!! I kept my New Years Resolution for 2017! (That’s a first 🙂 )12 MONTHS without buying a SINGLE SKEIN! I can’t believe I actually managed to do this and I must say I’m very proud of myself. (Applause, please!) Also I cannot believe that I didn’t try this before. For all of you yarn hoarders out there, let me tell you what a joy this year was! And really easy, too! It’s definitely so much fun that…

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Ooops I dyed it again…

Ooops I dyed it again…

Finally, my refill for the dye pot arrived this week and I couldn’t keep my fingers off it. I was almost out of stock. Seriously. Can you believe it?? A lovely lady from Italy contacted me and wanted some Mumpitz sock glitter in the colourway Nebula. Her aim is to knit the Southern Skies shawl by Audry Nicklin. I can’t wait to see it when it’s done! What a mesmerizing pattern!! It is a knit chart of the stars of…

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Of scraps and happy elephants

Of scraps and happy elephants

You get it. I’m a yarn junkie. But admit it: So are you, or you wouldn’t be reading this 🙂 So you know I’m addicted to these little bits and scraps of yarn that some people call leftovers, yes? I keep piling them up in a vase, where I can see them every day and they keep calling to me. Take me! Knit me! Be creative NOW! Some days it’s almost unbearable, that noise they make! Well. This time I…

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Dart Mitts – new pattern out now!

Dart Mitts – new pattern out now!

Hooray for maternity leave! All of a sudden I get things done that have been on my mind for aeons. And getting my yarn out to play is only one of them. I have been toying with the idea of creating a pattern for a specific hand dyed yarn for ages now and am finally able to show you the results: Here it is, the brand new Dart mitts pattern that goes perfectly with the Mumpitz Design Bamboo yarns! I…

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De-stash mode on!

De-stash mode on!

Can I show you something? Promise you won’t judge me? I mean, you all know how it is, right? This stash that just keeps on piling up? You don’t really (I mean, not REALLY, right?) buy any new yarns and for some weird inexplicable reason it just keeps growing? I am wondering whether it’s due to the fact that I keep my yarns in drawers and closely squeezed together (I know, it’s not very yarn friendly, the poor things hardly…

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Stockholm Craftfair “Sy- & Hantverksfestivalen”

Stockholm Craftfair “Sy- & Hantverksfestivalen”

This weekend I was visiting the Swedish fair for crafts and creativity, just to see if I could find something interesting and/or new. As I’m on a yarn diet still I was really trying not to have too close a look on all the lovely yarns lying around there, but I’m proud to say that I kept my promise to myself and didn’t buy anything. The exhibitors and workshops cover anything crafty from sewing, knitting, sewing, jewelry making, quilt and…

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Extreme Leftover-ing!

Extreme Leftover-ing!

A new year, a new challenge! This year (like so many other years) I promised myself not to buy any new yarn but knit everything from stash or dye it myself. I know. Everyone tries, everyone fails. But one can always dream, right? So far I knit 15 projects from stash yarns and now I’m dead set on reducing my leftovers. Care to join in? I opened a left-over thread in my group on Ravelry, come and share your latest…

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I’m dyeing for yarns

I’m dyeing for yarns

The bucket list. A never ending story. I can’t even remember when I put my first project on it, nor anything that happened in between, but finally I managed to start working on another point on that list. Dyeing. This project was long overdue. I bought Ashford dyes already two years ago in New Zealand at the Ashford Village store. (See some pictures of that trip here), the yarns to use for dyeing have been patiently waiting in their box…

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Wollfest Hamburg – crafters gone crazy

Wollfest Hamburg – crafters gone crazy

Never in my life have I seen so many colourful, yarn-crazy, creative and incredibly HAPPY people in one place in my entire life. The Wollfest (yarn festival) Hamburg happened on September 3 and 4 in a (for this festival) new venue.It all starts as most festival start: with a long long queue. Already here you could have extended your project list with a thousand new ideas, as there were so many incredible shawls, sweaters, jackets, skirts, suits and even knit…

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