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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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Simple Lines 2.0

A while back I accidentally released a pattern. And by that I mean that nothing was planned or thought out. I’d just knit a scarf/wrap thing that my friends on Ravelry happened to like and so I wrote a short description of what ended up being the Simple Lines scarf. It was one of the first projects I designed myself. It’s funny but the whole process was so 1-2-3 that …

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Ode to Britt-Marie Christofferson

A lot can be said about Swedish knitter Britt-Marie Christofferson (b. 1937). Most of it I didn’t know until a few days ago, when I stumbled upon her book Stickning at the local library. Since then she has become somewhat of a hero to me. I dare you to look at this picture of her […]

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Relatively Local

A while back I was blissfully listening to episode 15 of the podcast Woolful. Ashley Yousling and her two guests Sue Blacker and Kim Goodling, were discussing the merits of Gotland sheep, a Swedish breed that American shepherds have been painstakingly trying to recreate from imported semen samples over many years (yes, seriously!).
Gotland is an island a couple of hours from where I live and the sheep are quite common around here. I never really thought about gotland sheep or the wool they produce. Now I got schooled on them from 3 people on the other side of the world.

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