Monthly Archives: September 2012

Random bits & pieces

I am trying to get back into the swing with this blog. I made a decision on Friday that I would blog every Sunday for now, and whenever I feel like it, but at least every Sunday. Even if I don’t have some knitting/stitching/crochet to share, I will always have some pictures since I am always taking them, at least with my iPhone and the Instagram app.

So here is a little something, some of my favorites, from the past week or so. If you want to follow me on Instagram, my username is litlaskvis.

New #crochet project. #blanket for Karítas.
A crochet bed spread I am making for Karítas. She picked the pink and off white one and I picked the grey and brown one. I love this color combo and this is the perfect project while watching a movie.

Birthday balloons!
Karítas with some balloons. Don’t balloons make everyone happy?

Hallgrímskirkja
Hallgrímskirkja. One of the most famous landmarks here in Reykjavík.

Work and home work
Me working, the girls doing home work for school. Sometimes it is amazing to be able to take work home when I need to.

Cousins ❤
My cousin Adrían and my daughter Sumarrós. They adore each other and are such good friends.

#autumn #color #red #yellow #tree #iceland #reykjavik

#red #reykjavik #autumn #white #fence #iceland #fall

#autumn #fall #red #tree #reykjavik #yellow #green #iceland #path
Autumn has arrived with it’s amazing colors. I love this season!

Mini me ❤
Sumarrós. Who is looking more and more like me every day.

A visit to one of my favorite #yarnstore in #reykjavik #iceland #yarn #knitting #crochet
I visited one of my favorite yarn stores this week, Litla Prjónabúðin. Such pretty yarns and the customer service is amazing.

A little something for myself after a very productive day #book #crochet
Off course I did not walk out empty handed. I love that book! And the hand lotion is incredible and a must for the cold weather and dry hands that I seem to suffer from as soon as the weather gets colder.

I do have two new knitting finishes, but they are gifts and I will post photos when I have gifted them. Until later.

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Hello! Anyone out there?

Hi! I have been MIA for a while now. Summer has been so very busy on all fronts. I have been working like a mad woman, knitting like a mad woman, crocheting like a mat woman and yarnstorming like a mad woman. Yes! So much going on.

I will update soon on my latest knitting and crochet projects, but for now I want to talk about the yarnstorming.
I have always loved this kind of art. I think it is urban and funky and fun and such a great way to express yourself. And another great part is that it does not ruin anything. If it needs to be removed, it only costs a pair of scissors. I did my first yarnstorming almost a year ago. It was just an experiment. I knitted a little sample and put it around a light post close to my house.

Yarn bombing

It is still there! I walk by it almost every day and it always makes me happy.

Off course my brain went straight into 5th gear and I just knew I had to do more of this. And I was thinking HUGE. I realized I needed a team. So I made a team. We call ourselves Reykjavík Underground Yarnstormers.

Our first mission was statues.
And one in daylight

Then we did a little something for Gay Pride.
#gaypride #yarnbombing #yarngraffiti #yarnstorming #crochet

And then we did The Yarn Bus.
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We were on the news here in Iceland. You can watch it if you click the link provided (in Icelandic off course, but at least you can see the bus live).
We got an article in The Reykjavík Grapevine that you can read here, page 18, in English.
We have gotten featured for this project in many places, here and here and here to name a few.

We are already planning a few other projects, so if you are interested, please keep an eye out for us!

This is so much fun. My head is going crazy with ideas for future projects and I only hope that I have the time and energy to complete as many of them as possible. I try my best to keep the team inspired and supported and I really hope they know how much I appreciate all their work. I could never have done this on my own. They totally rock!

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