Win a WE ARE KNITTERS Huayna Tee! (+ 20% discount code)

we are knitters huayna tee giveaway by thisblogisnotforyoucomSo excited to bring you this giveaway!

I teamed up with the awesome folks of WE ARE KNITTERS who offered to sent me a knitting kit to test. I chose the HUAYNA TEE in Deep Blue as it’s a perfect summer knitting project (in my favourite colour!).

we are knitters huayna tee giveaway by thisblogisnotforyoucomThe kit contains:

* 3 BALLS OF 100% PIMA COTTON (100 GR.) *
* WOODEN KNITTING NEEDLES SIZE 8 *
* THE PATTERN *
* A SMALL KNITTER’S SEWING NEEDLE *
* EMBROIDERED LABEL *
* WAK PACKAGING *
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Knitting and Sewing Souvenirs from Iceland and the Faroe Islands

Iceland Souvenirs by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Honestly, after a couple of weeks of vacation and laziness, it’s hard to get back into crafting, photo-editing and blogging mode.

So as not to overwork myself I’ll start by sharing some of my souvenirs from Iceland and the Faroe Islands with you! Apart from two books these were all sewing or knitting related (of course!)

Icelandic and Faroe WoolFirst of all, the wool! You won’t find many craft shops on the Faroe Islands, but when you find one it’s a knitter’s dream! Most people live on sheep farming and as you can imagine, Faroe wool is pretty awesome. I bought a 100g ball of 100% sheep’s wool in a natural colour in a little shop call Igloo, in Torshavn, the capitol of the Faroe Islands.

Awww, these precious 80s & 90s knitting magazines!

80s knitting magazines by thisblogisnotforyou.com

I got a pile of 80s & 90s knitting magazines from Mr Thisblogisnotforyou’s grandma last year and thought I might share some of the gems I found in there with you guys. That time when magazines were named after woman’s names… “Diana”, “Ingrid”, “Constanze” and “Anna”, hehe!

I was actually surprised to find quite a few sweaters that would still (or rather, again) be considered as ‘pretty cool’ today. I would love to wear these:

80s knitting magazines by thisblogisnotforyou.com80s knitting magazines by thisblogisnotforyou.com80s knitting magazines by thisblogisnotforyou.com80s knitting magazines by thisblogisnotforyou.comThis little number is also quite cute. Love the white sweater dress and the blazer. Not quite so sure about the shoulder pads and matching hat, though.80s knitting magazines by thisblogisnotforyou.com

FREE Knitting Pattern: Slouchy Beanie

Free knitting pattern: Slouchy Beanie by thisblogisnotforyou.comHello my lovely readers!

I’ve got a little treat for you! Well, at least for the knitters amongst you!

As promised, I took the time to make a PDF pattern with instructions for knitting the slouchy beanie with the pretty lace and cable pattern I’ve knitted 4 times already. You can see some examples here and here.

Free knitting pattern: Slouchy Beanie by thisblogisnotforyou.comhandmade knitted beanie by thisblogisnotforyou.com

The pattern is fairly easy in my opinion. I only started knitting last year and knitting a beanie isn’t hard at all once you’ve got the hang of knitting with circular needles.

Free knitting pattern: Slouchy Beanie by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Beanie, mittens and scarf: lace and cable pattern

knitted beanie, mittens and scarf by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Hi everyone! Hope your all having a wonderful Christmas season.

As you can see in the pics it’s way too warm and sunny for December here in the UK and Germany. Well, I won’t complain. I’m pretty sure it will get very cold soon enough.

Anyway, expecting somewhat colder weather I was busy knitting myself a new scarf, mittens and a beanie on time for Christmas season. I actually finished this a month ago, but didn’t have time to take decent pictures. Well, here they are!

knitted beanie, mittens and scarf by thisblogisnotforyou.com