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episode 16 – bit by the design bug

Hello! This is episode 16 of my podcast! I hope you enjoy it!

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New designs
I published the Kitty Socks(ravelry) and the Pug Socks(ravelry).

Recently Finished
Eyeball Shawl by Stephen West
Some socks for me and for Fredrik
Christmas dress Francoise by Tilly and the Buttons

What I’m working on
Ciel by Jennifer Wood in Drops Baby Alpaca Silk
Moto Jacket by Hannah Fettig in Magasin Duett Silke Tweed
I am also spinning some hand dyed merino fibers.

In my queue
Rhapsody in cables by Joji Locatelli, will be knit in my handdyed yarn
Blaer by Beatrice Perron Dahlen will be knit in the recommended yarn

Life and recommendation
I have started studying anthropology, and recommend the podcast called the Anonymous Anthropologist

no episode tomorrow

Just a little announcement!
My mom fell and broke her arm this friday. At first I though it was a cruel aprils fools joke but it wasn’t. Due to this I have to (or rather want to) be with her at my parents house and help her whenever I have some extra time and won’t have the time to record this week.

I will try to record when I can but I might try to plan a new podcasting schedule, since tueday is a pretty weird day to record anyway when you have other obligations like I do :)

That’s it!

Be well and craft!

Xx Johanna

9/2

Yeah, when a blogger uses the date as a title you know that they are really low on creativity. At least it this doesn’t affect my knitting very much at the moment. Actually it might be that I use up all my creativity on other things.

A lot of things has happened in the last couple of weeks and I feel like I’m in some kind of limbo. I started studying to become a teacher but after one day I felt this nagging feeling that it wasn’t the right thing for me and after a week I quit completely. So now I’m out looking for a job, and polishing my CV and such. But at the same time as this went down me and my parents was out apartment hunting for me! We found one, bid on it and won! YAY! It’s in need of some renovating before I can move in but we hope that we’ll receive the keys in a week or so and then we can start tearing out the bathroom.
Due to this I spend sooo much time pinteresting interesting ways to decorate my upcoming new home, and it feels like I know everything they sell at IKEA at the moment.

I can’t wait to get started. I’ll keep you posted on the progress (and when it starts!) and in the meantime I’m playing around with my camera and some different lenses.

 

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And maybe my spinning needs some approvement aswell

 

Also, I made a hat to wear as protection when I paint. We have to repaint every wall and ceiling. I’m so excited :D

(even though it might not show in this particular picture)

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me late in the evening with a dirty mirror

 

I cast on 80 stitches on 5 mm needles, knit some rounds 2*2 ribbing, stockinette until 10 cm (4″) and then decreases on every other row in a crappy acrylic yarn from the bottom of my stash.

 

Since I’m half in the middle of packing up my shit for the move it’s really hard to photograph my latest FO but I do have a couple of nice things in store for you!

introduction

 

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This is me. My name is Johanna. I learned how to knit and crochet when I was a child, made a couple of hats in when I was fourteen but it wasn’t until the end of 2013, at the age of 21 when I really started knitting for real.

At the time I had just gone through a great ordeal which left me in a really dark place and I stayed in bed for a couple of months, watching a lot of television. I noticed that almost every american tv-home had a crocheted afgan thrown over the couch (now that you know this you’ll see them EVERYWHERE, I promise) and for the first time in what felt like a very long time I wanted to do someting. I wanted to crochet. Being a ’90s child I quickly turned to the internet and found my peers on facebook and ravelry and I discovered the versatility of knitting and I got hooked (ha!). The rest is history.

I was one of those people that didn’t know things like lace, fair-isle and brioche knitting were difficult for a beginner so I did them anyway and was fairly successful. Like I said, I started knitting in the winter of 2013, which is about a year ago today so I’m still a beginner, but during this year I have also started spinning on both spindle and wheel and I have always been interested in different sorts of crafts and I hope that this will translate into this blog. Some periods I sew a lot, sometimes I make jewellery or do cross-stitching and I really like learning new skills. This is my attempt to inspire and be inspired. And maybe practice my english a bit :)