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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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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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