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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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Getting down to business – cast on frenzy

Getting down to business – cast on frenzy

The list of things to do in 2018 is set. Now I just need to cast on and knit as much as I can! Last Wednesday’s project is finished and it’s time to move on in the de-stashing-frenzy: 3 projects are up simultaneously: 1: My everyday-easy-to-knit pair of commuter mittens or socks (you’ve got to have some variation, right?) which will use up my beautiful stash of non-Sockables Schoppel Zauberball collection (This is only 1/10th of it, don’t worry :P)…

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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 đŸ™‚ )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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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 đŸ™‚ 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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Leftovering again

Leftovering again

… because, really, what else do you expect of me? After opening Pandora’s Box (aka my Schoppel Zauberball stash drawer) for the coziness mittens I showed you in my last post there was no way back. I just HAD to keep knitting with them (yes, knitting is addictive. And I’m the worst junkie). The subtle colour changes of the crazy Zauberball made this project a real quickie, if you pardon my French. I just got myself a pair of carbon…

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20 free patterns for leftover projects

20 free patterns for leftover projects

A friend once asked me what to do with all those small scraps of yarn that are always left over when making a larger project. For some I heard those bits of leftovers are just that: something that’s left over and that will never see the light of day again – or worse: go to the bin! But for me those tiny little balls of colour are a precious source pure joy, as you can make so many different and…

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Let there be dragons!

Let there be dragons!

Still in a de-stashing mood, still not visibly getting any closer to emptying the Sockables drawer…How is this possible, there must be SOME more space in there somewhere?? As I’m working on new designs knitting these Dragon hats from random bits and pieces at least helps a bit to get some air into my Sockables. For some reason this pattern really got to me. Maybe its related to the fact that all my dragons seem to primarily feed on leftovers…

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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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Fish String Bag

Fish String Bag

It’s been quite a while since I made the last fish string bag. And now that I had the opportunity to make one again and use up some odds and ends in the process I wonder why it took me such a long time to get back to this pattern. There is nothing better than diving into the lefover bowl every once in a while! The best part is to choose the colors for the scales! And do you also…

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