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The Advent calendar face

The Advent calendar face

Hooray! No need to keep the big socking mission a secret any longer! I can’t believe I managed to keep my mouth shut about this so I’m super relieved that December finally is here so my husband can open his advent calendar. It took me 4 month of continuous knitting and a few hours of wrapping (I’m not a wrapping-genius, as you probably can tell….) to make this calendar for him, most of the time he was sitting next to…

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New pattern: Oden’s Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

New pattern: Oden’s Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

Hooray! It’s autumn! And autumns means cold, windy and possibly even rainy days and looong evenings best spent on your favourite knitting spot (aka sofa) with a cuppa tea and loads of yarn to cuddle with. What better way to kick off this knitter’s season than with a set of new patterns? Maybe add a giveaway, too? If you have been following me for a while you will have noticed that I am working on a series of patterns inspired…

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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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Operation Sockdrawer – Bergfest

Operation Sockdrawer – Bergfest

Bergfest (das) [German] : A celebration for managing to get half way through your biggest task (like masters thesis, house chores or knitting for Operation Sockdrawer). When you realize that the days are already getting shorter (well, not here, not really, we still have close to 24 hours of daylight up here – but you know winter is closing in when Midsummar is over). That also means that you are left with only 5 more months to complete this year’s top…

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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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