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Episode 18 – FOnanza

Here we go, episode 18! Enjoy!

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Recently Finished:
Cashmere Sweater
Sizzle Pop
Find Your Fade
Marled Magic
Some Socks
Moms Moto Jacket!

What I’m Working on:
Justine
Rock Island
Bertie Botts Socks
Redford and Ulli

I mention the Penguin collection by Anna Maltz

I recommend watching Grace and Frankie on Netflix and I’m excited about the upcoming Starz show American Gods.

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

episode 14 – he threw a pumpkin out the window

Hi and welcome to episode number 14. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

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Recently Finished:
Red Scout Tee by Grainline Studios
Building Blocks by Stephen West

What I’m Working on:
Stora Spetskragen, Large Lace Collar from Bohus knitting (Bohus Stickning)
Orion’s Nebula in a handdyed sock blank

Upcoming:
Moto Jacket by Hannah Fettig for my mom. Will be knitted in Magasin Duetts Silke Tweed, colourway thunder.

I will also be hosting a MKAL this advent. It will primarily be in Swedish but I will try to post the clues in english at the same time. Videos with info will come but primarily in swedish.

 

My recommendation is the band Pvris. Video.

I hope you enjoyed this episode! Please subscribe and let me hear from you! <3

episode 10 – ~*unicorn dreams*~(and butts!)

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Hi and welcome to episode number 9 of my podcast about knitting, spinning and other crafts in Gotheburg, Sweden


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About  my week:

Recently Finished:
the Treccia Hat,  the Lyanna Socks (MKAL)Nilla the Unicorn.

What I’m Working on:
Aisling Shawl,

Upcoming Project:

 

Spinning and Weaving:

Shop:

I hope you enjoyed this episode!

I’d be really happy to hear from you! <3

episode9 summer recap!

Hi and welcome to episode number 9 of my podcast about knitting, spinning and other crafts in Gotheburg, Sweden


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About  my week:
It’s been a while since I last recorded and I talk about what I’ve done since, which basically means going to Scotland, my familys summer house and working.

Recently Finished:
I finished the knitting on my Ulli dress by Kristin Virén and the Georgetown Cardigan by Hannah Fettig.

What I’m Working on:
I talk about the Lyanna Socks (MKAL), Aisling Shawl, a second Redford Sweater, the Treccia Hat and a Bohus Knitting project called Stora Spetskragen.

Spinning and Weaving:
I received a Rigid Heddle Loom for my birthday last month.
My first project was a shawl with handspun yarn as the weft and magasin duett coast as the warp.
The second shawl is made of handdyed yarn, dyed with avocado pits and rhubarb leaves.
The third is made completely from Drops Cotton Viscose.

I also talk about joining Yarngasms Unicorn  KAL, and want to make Nilla the Unicorn.

I hope you enjoyed this episode!

I’d be really happy to hear from you! <3

episode8 – 2 fos!

Hello! This is episode number 8 of my podcast about knitting, spinning and general craftiness!

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About  my week:
I’ve been doing alot of knitting this week but no sewing! I had to put away my machine to make room for my drum carder.
What I’m wearing:
Azalea top by Pam Allen in 100% lin by magasin duett
Recently Finished:
I finished both the Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander, and a Lesley by Hannah Fettig!

What I’m Working on:
I haven’t worked on the Ulli Dress by Kristin Virén, since my hands needed a little rest, but I’m working on the Posh Blouse by Pickles.

Spinning:
I got crazy with blending fibers on both hand and drum carders this week! A the fibers I used are from stash and mostly generic “wool” from general craft stores, but I did ordered some new and exciting fibers from world of wool. Hoping they will get here before the next time I record!

I hope you enjoyed this episode!

I’d be really happy to hear from you! <3

episode7

Hi! Welcome to episode number 7 of my podcast about knitting, spinning and general craftiness!


Shownotes:
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About  my week:
It’s been a while since I was sick. I’ve started work and just lived my life :)
What I’m wearing:
Anna dress from By Hand London in 100% viscose. Fabric bought in a local fabric store.
Recently Finished:
I finished the  Sólja by Anna Maltz. I knit this in lettlopi and you can find my ravelry notes here.
I’ve also knit some socks. I post all my socks in a single ravelry project that you can find here. I also knit this baby hat and crocheted this bunny.

What I’m Working on:
I’m still working on the Ulli Dress by Kristin Virén, and I started a Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander.
Spinning:
The fibers are from Fondant Fibre, SpinCityUK and Hallagården

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Sewing:
I made the Anna dress, and I started a Davie dress, but I’m having some trouble with fit. I’ll talk more about it in another episode!

I hope you enjoyed this episode

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all cables

It seems that right now every new thing I like on ravelry has cables. I guess I’m in that mood now and I just HAD to make something cabled.

Fortunately both me and my cute little boyfriend needed new hats for winter so I sat him down and made him choose which pattern he wanted. He was’t completely sure about the yarn when we ordered it online but since I also needed a hat and had chosen a pattern with the same yarn weight I gave him the possibility to make his hat in “my” yarn instead. Lucky for me, he fell in love with the one we chose for him and I get my own!

First out is Fredriks hat!
The pattern is a free one on ravelry, and the yarn is Esquel, a super cozy one with 60/20/20 of merino, silk and llama fibers from Louisa Harding.
This was such a fun knit that I finished it in two relatively short sittings over two days!
You can find my ravelry project page here.

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Next up is my own hat! I haven’t finished it yet but I’m already in love with both the yarn and the pattern. I’m using a regular Cascade 220 Heathers, and this pattern is also a free one, from Purl Soho. My ravelry project page is here and I will be posting more photos there after finishing! For now you get to see my work in progress.

 

 

 

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Which one is your favourite cabled pattern?

getting my fix

It only took a couple of hours after writing the last post before I went through my stash and ravelry favourites and cast on a new project, and wow, I really needed this.
I chose a cardigan that’s been all the craze in my facebook group lately, but I think that it’s been avaliable since 2013. It is a very beautiful pattern. It’s quite simple but so neatly perfected that you can’t stop yourself from loving it. The cardigan is called Siri and is made by designer Linnéa Öhman.

 

Siri made by Ravelry user Majanen

hat day

Right now I’m in the middle of Christmas knitting, and I’ve been feeling the stress creeping up on me this last week. Even though I might be able to finish all my planned projects – they don’t really excite me, but I’ll try to do a couple more. I know that it will be worth it when I see my family opening their presents on Christmas Eve. I just know it. *trying to convince myself*
The present that worries me is the one for my dad. Even though it’s easier to knit for him than to buy something I’m really blanking. I made him a hat, but he got that one for father’s day and I don’t want to give him another one just 1½ month later. I’m thinking of mittens but I haven’t found The Pattern. They are either too embellished or too plain, and it feels like I’ve been looking through all of ravelry.

Anyway. I’m in a knitting group on facebook that arranges online “knitting cafés” every sunday and yesterday the theme was hats, because apparently it was the International Hat Day. Since I planned on making another of the hat I made for father’s day, but this time for my uncle this was a great opportunity to get started.
The pattern is called Blue Star Beanie and the first one I made from the first yarn I ever made and some reflecting thread. This time I’m making it from a yarn I actually found on ebay (this might be a topic for another post) with merino, if I recall it correcly, and using bamboo needles in 3,5 mm.
I really enjoy this pattern. It looks good and it’s logical and easy to remember. It knits up fairly quickly, at least if you don’t use uneven homespun and have a good cable needle (this might go without saying for most people but it took me a while to understand that mine had a snag…).

 

This is the hat made from the homespun!

 

Also, what’s that paper thingie around the yarn called in english?