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Pumpking Carving Kits

New to Gävle or Europe for that fact.

tiggerms2
post 7.Oct.2013, 01:41 PM
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Location: Gävle
Joined: 7.Oct.2013

Hello, I am sorry to say I'm new to this forum and this country. I haven't adjusted to the lifestyle quite yet and I find myself loaded with questions, much relating to the holidays I celebrated in Alaska. With Halloween quickly approaching I wanted to share a grand tradition, PUMPKIN CARVING; but found an issue. No kits to use for the pumpkins nor any pumpkins. I was informed that the orange, plump things will be out more towards the middle of October but no one seems to know what kits I am talking about, nor have they done it themselves. What I'm asking if anyone has done it and knows where I can get the kits or at least seen them some where.

Thank you for your time and thanks for any helpful responses. smile.gif
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skogsbo
post 7.Oct.2013, 01:55 PM
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Joined: 20.Sep.2011

go to any market in about the next week or two, they'll be everywhere, several stalls, all sizes and prices.
Patience is a virtue.
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olga118
post 7.Oct.2013, 05:34 PM
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Joined: 27.Jan.2012

I looked for them last year and didn't find them anywhere so I am sorry I can't help you. But if you find them would you please share that because I would also like one. Thanks
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tiggerms2
post 7.Oct.2013, 06:34 PM
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Location: Gävle
Joined: 7.Oct.2013

Sure no problem. I may have to contact my family back in Alaska to ship some up here. I am REALLY hoping I don't have to do that.
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Opalnera
post 7.Oct.2013, 07:13 PM
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Joined: 16.Aug.2010

It would probably be a lot easier to find one in Stockholm. I must admit I've never seen them before so I had a little look online.

http://www.partykungen.se/verktyg-for-pumpa.html
http://www.buttericks.se/product.html/verk...?category_id=98

Buttericks don't have a shop in Gävle but they supply to a retailer called "Magasinet i Hemlingby ab c/o Barnens Hus". You could try around in toy shops, fancy dress shops and department stores in a couple of weeks or if you don't want to risk it there's always Amazon UK.
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RexCogidubnus
post 7.Oct.2013, 07:22 PM
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Joined: 6.Oct.2013

Is this what you're after, in Netto this week?
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Opalnera
post 7.Oct.2013, 07:49 PM
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Joined: 16.Aug.2010

Ooh that looks super I'm almost tempted to go and get one myself. I've never heard of Netto before are they just in Västerås and Sollentuna?
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RexCogidubnus
post 7.Oct.2013, 08:04 PM
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Joined: 6.Oct.2013

They've got quite a few stores in the south, but seems they haven't yet ventured north of Västerås unfortunately...
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skogsbo
post 7.Oct.2013, 09:01 PM
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Joined: 20.Sep.2011

I should say by market, I didn't mean supermarket, I meant market, as in on a town square once or twice a week, temporary stalls etc. Or a slightly less often farmers market.

Not sure what a carving kit is though, a knife is all you need, perhaps a spoon or ladle for clearing out.
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olga118
post 7.Oct.2013, 09:19 PM
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QUOTE (Opalnera @ 7.Oct.2013, 06:13 PM) *
It would probably be a lot easier to find one in Stockholm. I must admit I've never seen them before so I had a little look online.http://www.partykungen.se/verktyg-for-pu ... (show full quote)

YES. This is kind of it. There are more elements to the USA kits but this is it. Cool. Thanks.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 7.Oct.2013, 10:47 PM
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Joined: 21.Dec.2006

Kits!!!

What happened to knives, pumpkins...and imagination???

And...don't dump the seeds...bake them for a great snack!

And...how about a pie too!

Gee, I just made a pie and snack kit!!! laugh.gif
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tiggerms2
post 8.Oct.2013, 04:35 PM
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Location: Gävle
Joined: 7.Oct.2013

I still enjoy my kits... I get a bit nervous handling a knife that is made to dice, not carve a pumpkin. Kits offer a safe way to do that. Don't worry I roast my seeds, even adding other flavorings. I know how to make a pumpkin pie as well... and yes the links above are kind of what I'm looking for. I will keep looking until the end of this week; if I find any I will post the link or store I find them at. smile.gif I also want to say thank you for all the helpful posts so far!
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skogsbo
post 8.Oct.2013, 08:50 PM
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Joined: 20.Sep.2011

QUOTE (tiggerms2 @ 8.Oct.2013, 04:35 PM) *
I get a bit nervous handling a knife that is made to dice, not carve a pumpkin.

smile.gif
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whatnowki
post 8.Oct.2013, 10:36 PM
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Location: United States
Joined: 1.Oct.2010

tiggerms2-

ok, i'm writing from San Francisco- Look, you don't need a pumpkin carving kit at all- I know, I know, it would be nice to carve a pumpkin to carry on the tradition, but when I have been short pumpkin carving sets I have stolen my husbands tighty- white-e underpants and found just the right sized pumpkin to "wear" the underpants or one year I put my pumpkin in a scuba mask and snorkel-

Damn!!!! If only my Swedish husband had a reason to visit in October I would bring so many Halloween things!!!!

I feel for you, I totally do!!!!!
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