Knitting International #4 – Linda Marveng, Norway

Knitting International #4 – Linda Marveng, Norway

When looking for inspiration one has to look left and right. There are so many incredible talents out there and so many styles and the Indie Design Gift Along is a great way to discover them all 🙂 Today is the last day to grab more than 5300 patterns at 25% off (use coupon code giftalong2017) Sale ends tonight, 23:59 US EST I was looking westwards at my neighbour Norway and found a very talented designer from Oslo that I…

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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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Knitting International #2 – Sara Schira, Canada

Knitting International #2 – Sara Schira, Canada

When scrolling through the lovely designs on offer for the Indie Design Gift Along This lovely pattern jumped at me: Sara Schira’s Telephone Poles.  I love the simplicity and clear lines and also the colour contrast of this pattern. Naturally I had to check out the other designs and wanted to get to know the person behind the design, so I asked her for an interview.  Meet from Manitoba, Canada: Sara Schira (Imaginedlandscapes) At Imagined Landscapes Sara designs knitting patterns that are bold,…

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Knitting international #1 – Jo Torr, UK

Knitting international #1 – Jo Torr, UK

Welcome to the 2017 Indie Design Gift-A-Long! This year we have 311 designers from 31 countries and 6 continents! More than 5300 patterns discounted during the sale period from November 21-28, 18,150+ patterns eligible for participation in the KAL/CAL threads and around 2000 digital prizes in the KAL/CAL Threads!! (There are physical prizes, too!! Yarns, stitch markers, ebooks, project bags… Come and check em out!) When scrolling through the rather extensive list of designers participating in the Indie Design GAL this…

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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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Join the 2017 Indie Design Gift-Along!

Join the 2017 Indie Design Gift-Along!

Holy Moly! Only six weeks to Christmas?!? Are you as surprised and hopelessly unprepared as I am (like… every year anew)?? Then it’s about time to  join our huge Indie Design Gift-A-Long on Ravelry! From the 21st of November it’s ON! Since the 2016 edition was so much fun we’ll do it all again this year 🙂 Get ready now and fire up your stash as this year will be HOT! Like last year’s Gift-Along (GAL) (and the 4 before),…

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Inspiration and destash-progress

Inspiration and destash-progress

After 10 months of yarn diet I had to see if there was anything changing regarding the horrible crowded living conditions of my yarns. You remember my Sockables who were suffering from a lack of space? (as do all the other yarn weights in the other six drawers…) I carefully opened the drawers to see weather they were still mad at me, all those balls of yarns, for not choosing THEM over the other. But nothing was jumping at me,…

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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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Scrap lovers best friend: Scrappyphant! New pattern out now

Scrap lovers best friend: Scrappyphant! New pattern out now

Calling all scrap lovers, yarn junkies and toy fans! May I have your attention please? After a few weeks of work on this lovely pile of mini-scraps that I showed you a few days back in this post I am finally able to present to you the brand new pattern for the Scrappyphant! Available in English and German on Ravelry, Etsy, Craftsy and DaWanda! Get out your scrappiest scraps and mix and match as you like because these cute little…

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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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