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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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Summer knitting

Summer knitting

It’s warm and sunny, the days are long and the nights too sort to get some decent sleep, so why bother? Let’s knit! I’m still trying to recover mentally from the bags of yarn I bought in the yarn factory (more like, trying to find projects and TIME for turning them into something lovable), but oh, wait! I found something even better in my mailbox! These yummy wonderful, squishalicous box of yarns from Hearthsidefibers. I have been waiting impatiently for…

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Wollfabrik Hamburg aka yarn porn factory

Wollfabrik Hamburg aka yarn porn factory

This is about yarn porn. If you suffer from yarn-abetes or cannot stand explicit pictures of yarn, please don’t read any further. But if you want to read on, be prepared to drool 🙂 I have no idea why I never visited this unbelievable trove of yarn while I still lived in Hamburg, but well, there is a first time for everything and it’s better now than never 🙂 (Especially since this time travel turtle and I were prepared and…

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