Yarn-trip to Helsingborg

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Today we went to Helsingborg to buy yarn, but we started of with “fika” at Ebba’s café, because who doesn’t need coffee/tea in the morning ;)

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I think we came to the conclusion that the cakes were ok ( it could have been better).. good thing was that you could choose between A LOT of different cakes, cheesecakes, cookies etc.

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Then we went to a tea/coffee shop before we went to Tant Thea which was the yarn store we really wanted to go to. Unfortunately it had moved, and what it seemed like, gotten a smaller assortment. I really wanted to buy grey sock yarn, but good thing is you can order online..right?

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After a visit to a small chocolate store and a really nice toy store we actually went back to the café and had reeeeeeaaaallly nice burgers (this was probably the best part of the trip) hehe!

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The weather was really nice and (if you ask me) was in really good company. I can guess we can call that a good day, can’t we? :)

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Hell Bent on Copenhagen

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Today was a really good day, and if you wonder why it’s because we had a lot of fun in Copenhagen. Ferckinclerser had planned everything of beforehand and we even had maps where yarn stores and cafes were marked out. Zeta and Bonnie met up in Copenhagen.

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At first we went to La Glace to have CAKE and coffee/tea. Cake to die for.

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Then we went to Sommerfuglen to look at some yarn, and to buy some too.

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We had lunch at Torvehallerne, Smørrebrød and pizza :)

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Of course we also went to Uldstedet.

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..and who can say no to ice cream? They were gigantic! We all ordered “small” ones.

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It might be so that we have to go on a yarn trip again! It was especially fun that Zeta and Bonnie could come. (And thanks again for all the planning you did Ferckinclerser)

Hell Bent on Babies, part II

Top 10 baby knits in our forever queue

Sleep sacks and blankets, can’t have enough of those, right?

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Owlie Sleep Sack pattern by Teresa Cole

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Chevron Baby Blanket pattern by Espace Tricot

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Slumreteppet Unni Blanket by Pinneguri

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Vaakatilkut by Vaaka ry

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Umaro by Jared Flood

And of course every baby needs a fancy cardigan…

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Botany Baby Sweater pattern by Huan-Hua Chye

… and Totoro-inspired items. Lots of them!

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Totoro baby hoodie & mittens pattern by Tigg’s Togs

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Top Down Bonnet with Anime Character pattern by Adrian Bizilia

Booties, can’t have enough of those!

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Saartje’s Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn

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Dino Baby Booties by Anna Meier

Which patterns are in your forever queues?

Hell Bent on Babies, part I

It all started with a post in our facebook-group which announced; ”Ideas for baby knitting – GO!”.

A few hours later we had a long thread with useful tips and lovely pattern-suggestions. Here they come so they get to meet the rest of the internetz…


Things we actually found useful

- cardigans for newborns up to about 6-7 months or so
- sweaters from about 7 months onwards
- sleep sacks, because putting on pants takes up way too much time in the beginning
- hats with ties or balaclavas

Specific patterns are:

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Rosett
This cardi is amazing, I made the 1year size, and he was able to wear it at about 5 months, and it still fits comfortably now (1 year old).

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Sleep sack
Easy sleep sack pattern, I added a draw string around the waist.

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Pixie-hat
Great hat if you wear the baby

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Vertabrae
Great cardi!

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Coat extension
Coat extension for babywearing in cold weather

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Blanket
This blanket have been used every day for almost two years. It might not look that special but the good thing is that it is elastic, thin and large. Its very useful!

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Booties
These booties were very appreciated since I placed a drawstring around the ancle. Pretty much the only footwear that the baby didn’t manage to kick off…

Finally time for knitting

IMG_7711It was a while since we updated the blog so here comes a post from tonight’s knit night :) As usually it seems like I take pictures of everything else than yarn and needles ;)  But I guess you can see from the pictures that we had cinnamon rolls and tea AND..

IMG_7710..Kinder eggs :D Desirée brought some Kinder eggs and I guess we all can admit that it was fun to open them. Thank you!

IMG_7718A very colorful pticture to end with, because color makes you happy, right? See you all soon!

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Knitting with a loom

Desktop15If you ever get tired of knitting with needles, maybe you can try to knit with a loom. Until this morning I thought  you only could knit infinity scarfs, hats and basically long tubes with a knitting loom..but no. Look at these pictures; it’s even possible to knit blankets and cables. You can find patterns for the red/blue blanket, the bear cowl, and the pink/green blanket on Ravelry. You can find more information about the “mittens” on the blog Gettin’ it Pegged.

Unfortunately it seems like the patterns are quite expensive to buy, but I don’t think it’s that difficult to figure out basic patterns on your own. There are many videos on Youtube with instructions, that are for free :)

Have you tried to knit with a loom?

Tuesday knit night

IMG_7394I brought my camera to tonight’s knit night because I wanted to take some pictures of all the things we knit. But now I realize that I took pictures of pretty much everything else. As an excuse, I think this shows that knit nights are not only about knitting, it’s so much more.. like hot chocolate, cake, really cute macarons, cats and really nice company.

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IMG_7408This little buddy likes yarn too..

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IMG_7411Jennifer is knitting octopus mittens, and speaking of octopuses, check out these mittens ;)

2013 in Hell Bent on Knitting

Our members have been busy knitters (and crocheters) this year! (Obviously too busy to post, since we haven’t in a while.) Take a look at what we’ve made. What do you think? Do you have anything you want to finish before the new year, or anything you look forward to starting?

Happy New Year from Hell Bent on Knitting in Malmö!

Adventures in homestyling part 3: the Things I like

What follows is a photographic account of the violation of my home and my aesthetics for the simple reason of making it more commercially appealing.

In this third installment I thought it might be time to bring up some things I actually liked.

The absolutely best thing is because we moved our computer area I could finally set up a sewing corner in the bookshelf. All the boxes, things, doodads and books, no way I can make it look tidy and that’s what I like about it.

Notice how the sewing machine isn’t plugged in? Yeah …

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First thing I made after setting up the sewing corner was this table runner.

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The cats never let me have things like these on the walls, I’m looking at every catfree weekend as an opportunity.

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I like turtles and mini Höganäs jugs.

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And tiny ships in tiny bottles. I mean, who doesn’t?

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Then we got Lenin as a book stand. Who doesn’t need random communist memorabilia in their decorating scheme? (There’s a Chairman Mao vase in the next installement)

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The table and my first doily.

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To be continued…