My GAL 2021 designer picks

My GAL 2021 designer picks

Just browsing through the list of participating designers this year makes my fingers itch and my head spin. There are so many new finds and such an inspirational lot of beautiful designs that I barely know where to start! The Indie Design Gift-a-long is already in full swing and I wanted to give you a glimpse of what it looks like. My to-do-list grows by the second…. Here are some of my favourite finds this year: Rebecca Newman is high…

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The Indie Design Gift-a-long is back!

The Indie Design Gift-a-long is back!

Haven’t we all been waiting for some good news lately? It’s here! The Indie Design Gift-a-long 2021 is on, in all it’s glory, featuring heaps of new designers, discounted designs and prizes as always. Welcome to the Indie Design 2021 Gift-A-Long on Ravelry! Like last year’s Gift-A-long (GAL) (and the 8 before), this year will give you: a huge list of independent designers, 6 weeks of KAL/CALs, tons of patterns at 25% discount and crazy many prizes to win with almost 10000…

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New Pattern: Scrappalicious Mitts – out now!

New Pattern: Scrappalicious Mitts – out now!

Did someone say they needed another scrappy pattern? I do! I have been knitting these mitts for a while now and so many of you asked about a pattern that I thought I would write it down for you lovely folks! This is a relaxed knit and it gives you a fun way to use up and show off those beloved yarn ends that you have been hoarding for so long. Just the right project for those evenings when you…

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GAL 2020 designer discoveries

GAL 2020 designer discoveries

Every year I am looking forward to having a good excuse for checking out new (to me) designers and their beautiful and inspiring work. And every year anew I am so amazed by the creativity and stunning designs that people put on display. This year I stumbled across Amy Van den Laar’s beautiful designs. What cought my eye first was the intricate pattern on her Jaye Mitts and the gorgeous colour (I admit I’m a sucker for blue!). Aren’t they…

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Finally something to look forward to this year: The Indie Design Giftalong is back!

Finally something to look forward to this year: The Indie Design Giftalong is back!

Holy Moly! It’s nearly Christmas?!? (and summer, this is feeling SO weird). Are you as surprised and hopelessly unprepared as I am (like… every year anew)?? Then it’s about time to  join the Indie Design Gift-A-Long on Ravelry! From the 24th of November it’s ON! Get ready now and fire up your stash as this year will be the probably bestestest highlight to look forward to in 2020! My toys have already put on their festive gear to join the celebrations…

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UNICORNS and New Zealand winter knitting

UNICORNS and New Zealand winter knitting

Being in the middle of winter in July takes a little getting used to for someone who has spent most of their life in the Northern Hemisphere. Also: Does this look like winter to you?? Exactly. I’m so used to grey skies and a little bit of muddy snow that THIS definitely feels warmer than your typical midsummer day in Sweden 😛 So it feels a little off to do loads of winter knitting in July, when family and friends…

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Sweater knitting fun

Sweater knitting fun

Two months of lockdown are over. And so is summer. At least in this part of the world. I managed to use the time to enjoy my family to the fullest, to craft and to play with the boys and to go to the local beach almost every single day. It could have been a lot worse, all things considered, but I’m so happy that lockdown is over and the little monsters can see their friends again and learn new…

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Scrappily Ever After – a happy end for your leftovers

Scrappily Ever After – a happy end for your leftovers

Long have I carried the idea for these happy scrappy knits around in my head until FINALLY, after 5 months of waiting, I was reunited with my beloved stash after the move around the globe. The possibilities were endless, it was the hardest thing to choose which scraps from my treasure chest to use up first. Nothing seemed to be in my way! May they live scrappily ever after! And then Covid-19 happened. It took an awful long time just…

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Isolation Knits

Isolation Knits

Sorry for my long abstinence! Summer is not the greatest time for staying indoors and blogging over here, but at least my stash arrived, finally! So yay! I’m back! And with autumn creeping in I’m ready for new knitting adventures! Especially my beloves scraps have been dearly missed, so I was eager to dive right in again and made some Hot Air Balloons again. These are so much fun!!! These two duckies just flew off my needles and away to…

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2020 plans and free pattern projects

2020 plans and free pattern projects

New year, new country, new plans! I’m usually not big on new year’s resolutions, but I’m always planning something. And since 2020 starts off on a new continent for me, I’m looking forward to many new projects this year! So in between my own creations, which have been queueing in my brain for too long already, I’ll also try and work off my Ravelry pattern queue as much as I can. You will find in this post a list of…

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