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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Rainy day autumn knitting

Rainy day autumn knitting

Autumn is here already. And with it the endless rainy days that make knitting the perfect pastime when I’m not trying to pick out the lighter moments to get some lovely shots of mushrooms and autumn colours. For most of the time I have been knitting a bunch of toys that will go to a small shop in Stade, Germany. Here are some Seagulls that caught a little bit of blue sky last week! But I am also working on…

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The Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter

De-stashing now! It is my goal this year to at least be able to see the bottom of ONE of my yarn drawers again. I’ve been excited to see my stash shrink, combining all those lovely colours and knitting like a maniac, but… There is not even a tiny gap in my stash yet!!! How can that be? Nine months of yarn-shopping abstinence and more than 70!!! projects later, still no sign of white squinting through the yarn from the…

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Thank you, seriously!

Thank you, seriously!

Did you now that there were 381 new species discovered in the Amazon in the past few years? That we knew less about what’s deep down in the ocean than what’s in space?  I want to say THANK YOU to you all for supporting me supporting good causes. It’s been only a short time since I started designing patterns in support of the World Wildlife Fund and the Swedish children’s cancer foundation,   but already and with your help I was…

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Hot Air Balloons Love

Hot Air Balloons Love

One of my favorite pastime is to make things from leftovers. Colourful, unique, special and beautiful, things that are never the same no matter how often you knit them. And if they make others happy, even better! I’ve been busily working away on my Sockables so that I get this lovely jar full of leftovers which I intend to use for my next few projects 🙂 Can’t wait to mix and match!! But my absolute favourite project with these bits…

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Home sweet home

Home sweet home

Just back from three weeks of ‘holidays’ in Germany and summer is over here in Sweden. Yay. Since it’s bucketing down today and the little one is sleeping, I finally have some time to write again. So I’ll grab the opportunity and show you some pictures of a three-week wedding marathon and the few days of calm in between 🙂 We started the trip down from Stockholm with two little ones and a  rental car that hated us to Sauerland…

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A postcard from Travel Turtle

A postcard from Travel Turtle

Do you still write postcards? The snail mail ones? I still love sending them and I am always crazy happy when I receive one from my friends. Now in the age of the Internet those little gems have almost been forgotten, but there are some things that are just as nice as a postcard: It’s when I receive a picture of my beloved Travel Turtle friends from around the world! As it is the traveling season for most now, 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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Into the wild – take your knitting outdoors!

Into the wild – take your knitting outdoors!

Goodness, time flies. Summer is so short around here that it seems to be running at the speed of light (it might also be me being on parental leave, but well…)! There are so many things happening at the same time that it’s hard to keep track. Kid #1 is on his summer break and happy picking (and painting his face and clothes with) wild blueberries, while kid #2 still sleeps through most of the day and is happily keeping…

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