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Episode 34: We’re on the road to tangents!

July 3, 2014

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Welcome on board









Tini has nearly finished her “it cannot fail to please” from “a stitch in time vol1″ by Susan Crawford and Jane Waller out of mystery yarn.

The Blender socks are also done and are very colourful but she got to delete 3 stash entries, which made her very happy and the second zuzus petals cowl by Carina Spencer out of Online Yarn is also done and was well received by the giftee

During her stay in Denmark Tini nearly finished Leftie by Martina Behm out of UK Alpaca sock yarn, it’s done now and her stash numbers are finally decreasing!

The only thing left on the needles is a pair of socks called “embossed leaves” by Mona Schmidt out of the book “Favourite socks by interweave” out of Regia in a dark green, that has been lingering in the stash.

Maria has actually done some knitting on her colour affection by Veera Välimäki


Tini has finally finished the 1973 Kwik Sew Jeans pattern No.  401 or so. It’s kind of too big at the waist now :(

Of course there’s a new project at tinis house, it’s “Polly” by “by hand London”

Maria has a new pattern out, called Signe Dress and Top a really great halterneck top/dress, for the indie pattern month she sewed the Charlotte skirt by “by hand london”

Other than that she has sewn a ton of samples.


Tour de Fleece is starting! Tini is Captain of the Team Yeti

Inspired by

Tini is inspired by the Summer Sew along from the Fluffy Fibers Podcast

episode 33: Jeans!

May 12, 2014

Find the newest episode here or via itunes (see link on the right)

Welcome on board



Tini is again knitting like crazy (thus no time to sew or energy to sew)
She is not surprisingly still working on “it cannot fail to please” from ” A stitch in time Vol 1″ by Susan Crawford and Jane Waller.
Yarn: Mystery yarn without label but has Bamboo in it.

She has finished a pair of vanilla socks, using the crystal heel from the crystal socklets by Lynn DT Hershberger. The yarn used is “Mayflower Strömpegarn” a Danish yarn.

More exiting is her newest “cowl” called Zuzus petals by Carina Spencer. A great pattern for using up small amounts of yarn. The yarn Tini used for her version is handspun Merino, dyed by Lollipop yarns. Now that she “got” how the pattern works, she cast on another one for a friends birthday (yarn Online 157 Tessa, overdyed by her).

Since it seems Tini has no yarn in her stash, she started a pair of vanilla socks using leftover sock yarn and the Blender Socks recipe by Heather Sebastian for blending in colours and the socks are SO much fun. Plus she will be able to delete 3 stash entries once the socks are done. Whoo Hoo!

Tini was also fortunate enough to do an interview with Martina Behm for her German podcast.


All sewing that has too place at chez Tini has been work on the 1973 Kwik Sew Jeans pattern No.  401 or so.

Oh wait, there have been leather slippers of course and there’s not much leather left. Whoo hoo again!

Maria has sewn tons of samples esp. for Jeans and has developed a new design, that will be published soon called “Tuesday night skirt”. She participates in me made may again.

For a class Maria has made a tube top.

It is Indie Sewing month and there are 4 big SAL, so head over and read about your chance to win cool prizes. And there’s a great interview with Maria at Sindbad and Sailor.

On the horizon


Maria is going to work on her new designs.


Birgitte Basic Tee- Shirts!

Day to night drape shirt made into dress

Sunhats for the kids


I’ve got a notion

Tini talks about a little gaget, that came with her sewing machine.

Life in Europe

We talk about the ESC.





Episode 32: clic, clic, beep beep and bread

March 23, 2014

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Welcome on board




Tini has been knitting like mad. Here’s her list:

Pomatomus socks by cookie A.

Linnie by Justyna Lorkowska

Plain vanilla socks featuring the crystal heel from the crystal socklets (Knitty spring/summer 2012) by Lynn Hershberger. Tini mentiones the shop of Nicole C. Mendez on Etsy

More plain vanilla socks using yarn gifted by raveller Emilshaus

Rustling leaves beret by Alana Dakos from Coastal knits

It cannot fail to please from Susan Crawford and Jane Waller from A stitch in Time Vol.1

We talk about the yarnbombing in Berlin during the Olympic games organized greatly by Distelfliege. See the flickr pictures here.

Maria sadly was injured and hasn’t been knitting at all.



Maria has released two new patterns called  Olivia oversized tee with sleeves with Kimono sleeves and the Pernille Pencil dress

She is working on ebooks for workshops (in Danish, if you are attending Marias workshop in Denmark)

Maria also sews pouches as samples for the workshops.

Big news from Maria, she is working on a Danish online sewing magazine called


Tini has been sewing more like usuals. She finished the Day to night drape top by Maria with the sleeves from the Birgitte basic tee

and is working on a “Safari” Dress from Ottobre 2005 for the twins from stash fabric.  Tini mentiones the 2014: 14 Punkte challenge on the German Podcast group on Ravelry (Podcasting auf Deutsch)

Tini has been working on a 1973 kwik sew jeans pattern at the workshop in Denmark

On the horizon


Birgitte tees

Blazer jacket by burda

new webshop

new patterns, which are in the draft


More leather slippers

Brown eyed susan from Jujus Loops

Inspired by


Raveller Dzet from What’s in a tree house

Great British sewing bee

Life in Denmark/Life in Germany


Epidsode 31: Baby, you can drive my car (special episode)

February 16, 2014

Today we have a special episode for you. Maria and I together in a car! Not very structured but I hope, still a bit of fun for you until we are all well again and can record again.

team yeti

Find the episode via podbean or via itunes (see right hand bar)

Stuff we talk about:
Pomatomus socks

Terra (we took pictures, but I still have to get the pictures)

Little hearts

Teeny, tiny preemie hats

The kids christmas dresses

My new coverlock


Colour affection

Team Yeti 4 human rights (were tini is a captain and we are showing our support for the people in Russia, suffering from the inhuman laws the Putin regime puts onto the LGTB community and organisations working for human rights)

The ravatar is made by the very talented Distelfliege, host of the “Urbane Spinnstube” podcast  If you speak German, go over and listen!

The yarnbombing Distelfliege is organising.

30 – The One With Placentas (sorry!)

December 19, 2013

Another episode (warning – we talk about the weather again.-))

Listen HERE or via Itunes.

On/off/under the needles

Maria has been making a little progress on the color affection shawl. She also finished the first cardigan for niece Sofie and started another cardigan in a bigger size as well. (even though Tini thinks she didn’t knit at all…)

Tini has not only finished her Brickless shawl by Martina Behm out of Liza Souza Yarn (overdyed by herself) but has also made another one in a boring gray for a friend, alternating two different dyelots. She also finished the knitting on the Terra sweater – she had to recalculate thr pattern – including the sleeve cap. It worked out! She was also hit by insane-ness and suddenly decided to knit christmas gifts – a hat (ripley by Ysolda Teague) and socks for the kindergarten teachers… Insane!

Maria has been working on a few (upcoming) patterns – a cool (teen-age approved) oversized t-shirt. She has also been experimenting with prints on t-shirt – for instance screen printing at home and stencilling on the fabric. The other pattern is for a raglan sleeved pencil dress for a sweat shirt fabric or ponte knit. And we would like to know what the English word for the fabric we call isoli (sweatshirt fabric, cotton, usually – with a soft brushed wrong side) is? Help us?

Tini got rid of the Onion jacket 1023 she fished out of her UFO box a while ago. So good for her!

She is sewing the annual christmas dresses for the kids (no. 18 from the winter issue 2003 of the ottobre magazine ).From stash fabric (the same as she used for their firs CHristmas dresses).

Maria also made baby bed linen (with owls and embroidery) for the niece that was being baptised on Sunday.  (P.S. The mother liked the set!!!!)

New Years In Denmark and in Germany

If you want to hear about Christmas in Denmark and in Germany – listen to episode 19 and episode 20 (also includes last minute gift ideas!)

We talk about Danes need for watching the Queen’s speach on New Years. Then Tini talk about raclette and fondue.

We talk about TV traditions. We always watch Dinner For One (or 90’th birthday.)

After that, the Danes sing 3 songs. Germans don’t sing:-)

Tini has a notion

A plastic tube with darning needles by Clover called Chibi


We talked about our favourite fashion designers (Maria mentions Baum und Pferdgarden).

AND we also try to answer what has changed in Denmark and Germany since the late 80’s. (A lot!)

We also go into religion and politics – so if you don’t want that, skip this last part…. :-)

Episode 29: Not 100% family friendly, not the least! (explicit!!)

November 9, 2013

Finally a new episode featuring Maria AND Tini!

Find it here or via itunes:

On/off/under the needles

Since August Tini has been knitting like crazy and has tons of finished objects.

First: The socks out of yarn, bought in Denmark 2 years ago, have beeing finished and there’s also a mini version for little E. now.

Next: Her Dads knitted birthday gift this year won’t be socks but a Jacques Cousteau Hat by Lolla Pohjanpalo, made out of leftovers from a sweater project from a couple of years ago.

Of course there’s been another Double bump wash cloth (and tini’s cotton stash is now reduced to 6 more skeins. YAY!!!).

But more exiting is the first finished brickless by Martina Behm out of overdyed Liza Souza Hardtwist Merino, that tini has finished so far.

The biggest project on tinis needles is Terra by Jacquelyn Jefferies out of deep stash Austermann Microlana. She used the app Knittrick like crazy! Worked very well!

Maria has been knitting! She has taught a sock class (over two Saturdays) and couldn’t find the samples she made last year – so she had to make a new set.. And then she was inspired to finish up the Winter Vanillas… She also (almost) finished the baby cardigan (still needs ends woven in + buttons…) And she got yarn for her birthday, from someone very nice, who knows her very well, and it was perfect for a new color affection, which she just cast on!

Tini has also been sewing, now that the new sewing room is finally finished.

Finished is another Maria Denmark Birgitte Basic Tee, which is Tini’s to-go pattern for t-shirts.

The mending pile in Tinis home is gone and now she is working on her two UFOs. A box bag, that has been cut out for months as well as the Onion 1023 jacket, that has been lying around since the beginning of the year.

Next up will be a knit fabric dress  ( No 5 from the autumn 2013 issue of Ottobre woman)

Maria has been sewing another Paula Pleat Skirt (new pattern, now released) and also she is working on a copy of a Cath Kidston bag in polka dot print – and also working on skinny jeans…. She also made baby clothes for Alvilda

Clothes for niece Alvilda

Clothes for niece Alvilda

Ask us anything

Violinit wanted us to teach a German/Danish word. Since Tini doesn’t know, what the newest cool word in Germany is, she went for “Vollpfosten”, which is an word for idiot.

Maria adds her own Danish words.

We also answer two more questions

I’ve got a notion

Tini talks about the Gleener, a fuzz remover that REALLY works!

28 – The one with summer in London!

October 14, 2013

Listen HERE or via Itunes.

Sorry, knitters, this is a special episode, featuring an interview with Deepika, who is the founder of (which is the online sewing site/forum where Maria and Tini met almost 11 years ago!)prmeetupgroup so not much knitting in here – all though we do talk about knitting!

We talk about what we like to sew, how Deepika got the idea of Patternreview and just generally chat.

Tini and Maria will be back shortly, we hope, with a normal episode (if there was ever such a thing:-))


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