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Slow Fashion October: Introductions

It is Sunday and I finally found some time to sit down, think and write. I am busy these days, work is exiting and full of firsts, we are still house/mushroom/moon hunting and more generally trying to build a life here in Karlskrona. It is also Slow fashion October and I think that is exactly what I need. Quiet contemplation, intention and planning. I want to feel this season with all it’s transitions. Preparing for the colder and darker months ahead…

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White Mittens

It is Autumn and I am spending as much time as possible walking through the woods scouting for mushrooms. We celebrated the recent Equinox doing just that. Out a little bit too late with a thick fog, an orange moon and not a lot of fungi (it was nearly dark out so go figure). Even though it was beautiful it was also the first time I’ve had to pile on clothes to keep warm. So now I am craving warm cushy fall gear and one thing my heart is set on is a pair of thick, rustic mittens. I really love the idea of a white or whiteish pair to stand out against my navy blue coat, and now that I think about it…

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So many Simple House Slippers

Its been a while since I’ve written something here, it’s really not for lacking of trying but I was by suddenly struck a little bit of writers block and so decided to take a vacation from the blog to work on other semi secret projects and enjoy the last weeks of summer. Apparently I can be a […]

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A Vest and making a queue

I have a to-do list in my head of all the things I would like to knit. This is of course not an ideal system at all. I’ve tried using the Ravelry queue but usually I will just add stuff on a whim, meanwhile I will randomly queue more stuff until it is just a […]

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Simple House Slippers

These house slippers are my comfort knitting. They are the the kind of thing you cast-on while contemplating the next big project, no worries just easy practical work. Usually they only take an evening to make and because of this they are a brilliant project to practise one of my favourite things; modify, rinse, repeat.

When I start making these I dont stop until I have at least 3 pair. This whole process of knitting the same thing several times is a joy I discovered late. I attacked knitting very hungrily when I first found it, wanting to learn everything and preferably last week. So for a long time I only knit things I had never tried before. It was all very no pain – no gain.

Ok so maybe mostly gain and not that much pain, but never the less it is great to have a little arsenal of go-to patterns that you know by heart. Somehow it feels like that is what I am working on now. These slippers are always needed in my wardrobe and …

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Knit Wit Magazine

I am so amazed at the jump the knitting world has taken in recent years. Instead of a few big companies owning everything there is a large amount of dyers, spinners and retailers doing their own thing. It feels like this community has grown into a proportion that can afford to take itself seriously, not just as an awesome craft but as an industri.
An industri as a positive thing isn’t a regular thought for me as it connotes thoughts of accelerated consumption, pollution and people working under bad conditions. But from what …

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New workspace, but still no summer

It’s been a bit quiet on here. As it goes things have been happening in my life and I haven’t had as much time as I would like to sit and reflect or even knit to be honest. Two weeks ago the boyfriend and I took over a little empty shop in Karlskrona (southern Sweden for those of you not super into small nordic towns). We plan to use it as a studio/office space, as we are both in the process of building fledgling businesses. It is a little crooked and not at all charming in any conventional meaning of the word, but I can’t help but love it or maybe just the freedom it represents, either way I am happy. So far it is …

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Knitting for Summer

Lately the weather around here has been improving ever so slightly and I am beginning to hope for an actual summer. Hopefully spent by the sea wearing lots of knits! Maybe that doesn’t sound like signs of a sunny, warm summer, but I am seeing so many amazing knitted tops everywhere just now and it’s probably my favourite thing. There are…

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