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Author Archives: Anna

Organizing my inspiration

I’m a big fan of notebooks, especially ones with thick paper so that I can doodle, write and add things in. But lately I’ve been finding most of my knitting inspiration online and can’t be bothered to print out all the pictures. Since I’m usually using my iPad lately I’ve started to organize my inspiration … Continue reading »

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My knitting queue from Drops Design

1. Cute and Cozy. 2. BabyDROPS 18-1. 3. DROPS Extra 0-982. 4. Summer Jolly. 5. Winter Wonder. 6. BabyDROPS 17-6. All designs can be found on Drops Design garnstudio.

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On my… knitting needles

I’ve been browsing the patterns on garnstudio.com, the Drops yarn website. There are several cute and practical baby and toddler patterns and a few of them has made it to my knitting queue. I have started with a pair of pants, Cozy and Cute, for my youngest. Worked in green Baby Merino from Drops. So … Continue reading »

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On my… crochet hook

I like to crochet with strips of fabric instead of yarn. It makes really bulky textures that works great for baskets and bags. Our LEGO collection got bigger this weekend  so we need a new basket for storage. I’m using strips of jersey for this project and a size 10 mm hook so it’s a … Continue reading »

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Knit for Victory

I have joined a knit along, Knit for Victory, hosted by Tasha at By Gum, By Golly. The challenge is to knit one, or several, pieces with a 1940s feel to it. It runs from November 4th to January 31st and I have already made some progress on a wip cardigan I have. Plans so … Continue reading »

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Practical lingerie

My sewing table is covered with materials for lingerie. These last weeks has been all about bras. I’m experimenting with patterns for nursing bras. So far I’ve made two using different patterns and I’m now on number three. These projects definately needs some serious tweeking before I’m satisfied. Next step is to try them with … Continue reading »

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Finished and approved

I finished the green gloves for my two year old daughter the other day. We were both pleased with the result and this is a pattern I will revisit. It comes in three sizes, this being the smallest, and I would like to experiment with some sort of pattern next time.

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On my… knitting needles

I’m knitting gloves for my two year old using a basic pattern from 1956. What are you making today?

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Finishing Briar Rose

After a lot of knitting, a bit of unravelling  many cups of coffee and several hours of blocking my Briar Rose was finished earlier this summer. I’m very pleased with the result although I discovered that despite being a rather thin jumper with short sleeves it’s pretty warm to wear. So rather than a summer jumper … Continue reading »

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Back on track

Autumn… a second spring when every leaf is a flower. [Albert Camus] Chilly mornings, yellow leaves and cups of tea. Autumn has arrived in Sweden. For me autumn means more energy to do crafts, but that doesn’t mean my hands have been idle since the last time I posted. I have lots of projects to … Continue reading »

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