Monthly Archives: September 2011

Well Hello there!

Long long time! This summer has flown by. I went to Denmark with my girls for 3 weeks (pictures here), my office has moved and the workload has been absolutely crazy. I also went to Denmark (again) for my birthday weekend to see my favorite band, Arcade Fire, in concert on my birthday and it was just absolutely the best weekend ever! I was with my best friends in my favorite city and had a blast the whole time!

I have off course been knitting up a storm so here are some of my most recent finishes.

First of all. I was asked to test knit an Icelandic translation of Stephen West’s Akimbo for publication by Knitting Iceland. Stephen came here in July for a knitting tour and some classes and now Knitting Iceland is publishing some of his gorgeous designs in Icelandic. Here is my version of Akimbo, modeled by my beautiful daughter Sumarrós.

Akimbo

Akimbo

Akimbo

Pattern: Akimbo by Stephen West
Yarn: Kambgarn in 9640 (blue) and 9653 (orange/brown)
Needle: 3.5mm

While in Denmark I knitted this beautiful shawl out of some rainbow yarn. I love yarn that looks like the rainbow and I had this skein of Evilla for quite some time, just couldn’t decide on a design that I wanted to knit. But I finally found one that I really wanted to knit and started it just 2 days before leaving on my vacation and finished it in 8 days or so. It was a super fun knit!

Rainbow Tree

Rainbow Tree

Rainbow Tree

Rainbow Tree

Pattern: Tree of Light by Cordula Surmann-Schmitt
Needles: 3.5mm
Yarn: Evilla Artyarn 8/2

I also have two more finishes already, but I need to wash and block those before I can share pictures. Right now I have a sweater for a friend on the needles, and a shawl for my grandmothers 80th birthday that is coming up next month. I also have some commission stitching to get done so there will be plenty of things to share in the coming weeks/months.

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