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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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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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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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Stash down is full on

Stash down is full on

After a few days of holidays in the deep south (read Netherlands and Belgium), where the only thing I knitted was a single pair of socks (and I didn’t even finish that until I got back home) it’s now time to dig deep into my stash and knit bigger. Travel Turtle and I had a great time visiting spring down south first in the tulip country of the Netherlands where we unabashedly played tourist and enjoyed some amazing weather, flowers,…

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UseWhatYouHaveKAL April

UseWhatYouHaveKAL April

I have not been very creative in March, but I’ll definitely change that this month! My newest project for the UWYHKAL is growing like crazy and I have high hopes that this one will get me into the sweater-and-tee-mood for good. I need more big projects to de-stash quicker and I have so many ideas for colourways to dye, so I need more space, too 🙂 So here’s a bit of progress that I made on my Elfe tee. Now…

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Knitting Mojo, I’m out to get you!

Knitting Mojo, I’m out to get you!

This winter is getting to me. After nearly 5 months of grey and cold I feel like I might go stir-crazy. Or colour blind. Or both. Even my usually completely overflowing knitting mojo seems to be drained by the constant cold and cheerlessness of this place. One of my students said that ‘Sweden in winter is like all the colour has been sucked out of this place’. Spot on, if you ask me. So I’ve been trying to counter with…

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Meet Liam Lion – knit and win…

Meet Liam Lion – knit and win…

It’s been a while since my last toy pattern and I am happy to be back to toy making now. And I would like to challange you to join me! (read on) I started off making toys because of my nephews and now continue making them for my own two heroes. Just seeing my boys’s reactions when I show them a new toy prototype for approval is worth all the work in the world! We’ll look at pictures and wildlife…

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UseWhatYouHaveKAL2019 March

UseWhatYouHaveKAL2019 March

Just like that it’s already month no 3! Where did time go? I’ve been thinking to make something bigger, like a cardi or sweater for myself to seriously destash, and maybe get to make a Song for Elisabeth in my size (haha), but that will thake way more than just a month. So I settled for this lovely pattern, wich I had in my library since January 2017! It is called Mohnteilchen by Tanja Osswald and has always intrigued me….

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