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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Get ready for the 2020 edition of the UseWhatYouHaveKAL

Get ready for the 2020 edition of the UseWhatYouHaveKAL

Hej and Kia Ora from New Zealand! After a super busy time packing, selling house, moving, finding house, settling in and oh… living a little I now officially landed in my new home base NEW ZEALAND! but don’t think I’ll give up designing OR writing! Ha. First things first: This year is almost over! WHAAAAT?? 2020 is upon us, this year has whooshed by in the blink of a few eyes and I hardly had time to knit. Tss. yeah….

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Ready – set – KNIT! GAL 2019 is ON!

Ready – set – KNIT! GAL 2019 is ON!

WAH!! Only five-ish weeks to Christmas?!? Are you as surprised and hopelessly unprepared as I am (like… every year anew)?? This year it’s actually worse since we’ll be celebrating Christmas in summer! How weird for someone used to snotty noses and slush for the holiday season. All the more reason to kick up your knitting a notch and join our huge Indie Design Gift-A-Long on Ravelry! From today, the 26th of November it’s ON! Get ready now and fire up your…

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Stash and squeeze deluxe – or: We’re moving!

Stash and squeeze deluxe – or: We’re moving!

Time flies and I haven’t really been able to get anything written down on here for a while. If you have been wondering why no new designs or posts have been popping up, I’ve been neck deep in paperwork. We’re been busy planning, packing and organizing… Since we’ll be moving to New Zealand in less than two weeks! This has been in the planning for a while, but now things got real so fast! Although it still feels incredibly unreal….

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June knitting and promise

June knitting and promise

You probably have been wondering where I vanished to, I haven’t been hiding under a rock, but rather been bogged down by work and also needed a break from online life. Travel Turtle an I have made an escape to beautiful Portugal to recharge our batteries after this endless winter and have come back fresh and full of new ideas and resolves, also due to the fact that every paradise also has a snake. In this case the snake came…

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Scrap-Swap

Scrap-Swap

After finishing three short sleeved tops my stash can finally breathe more freely and I have more energy to knit smaller things again. I wound a bunch of mini skeins and swapped them with friends, and wanted to show you some ideas of what to do with them. (Check my links for inspiration for knitting with scraps below). After finishing this third Elfe-tee, I am now definitely ripe for some smaller projects again. This one was intended to have long…

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Spring clea…KNITTING

Spring clea…KNITTING

April came and went without leaving a trace, it seems. And all of a sudden spring arrived. With the first shy greens showing on trees and bushes and dark moody skies that threaten loads of rain and hail storms but really just want to show off. Time for some spring cleaning! Let’s start with cleaning out the yarn drawers, organize those beauties, pat them and hug them tightly, and then… cast on. Anything really. As long as it keeps you…

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