The knitting bug is still with me, please stay for as long as you can old friend.
So I finished this shawl that has been on my needles since the end of January 2012. I love getting projects done that have been with me this long, and I especially love this one. This shawl is huge and warm and I absolutely love it.
Pattern: Camomille by Helga Isager
Yarn: Plötulopi and Drops Alpaca
Needle: 3.5 and 3mm
It is knitted with single strand of un-spun Icelandic wool and the alpaca together and then just the alpaca, that gives it great drape and warmth and a very nice texture. And I love the tassels. I wasn’t sure about adding them, but once I did I was super happy with them.
So as a reward for finishing 2 old projects, I started a new one off course! Safety Scarf by Stephen West. I am finished with parts 1 and 2 out of 6.
I visited my friend Sigurlaug and her beautiful 7 weeks old baby girl.
The girls are on winter break from school and since I still have some vacation time at work, I decided to take this time off with them. We are off until Wednesday and have just been having a relaxing time and those are our only plans for the rest of the vacation.
I suddenly got bitten by the knitting bug again, which I really enjoy as I have almost only been crocheting lately. So I dug through my UFO pile and dug out a cardigan that was very close to being finished. And now it is finished!
Pattern: Same Same but different (contiguous Walnuss) by ANKESTRICK
Yarn: Geilsk 3 ply Bomuld og uld
I absolutely love this cardigan. I love the shoulder pleads especially. I did loads of changes. I did not do any of the side or sleeve pleads as I did not care for them. I wanted full length sleeves and ribbing on the end of both the sleeves and the cardigan.
I am very happy with the outcome, love the colour and the fit and the yarn and just all of it.
And here are some snaps from the past week.
Riddles over the mans birthday brunch yesterday.
Me and my girls.
Autumn colours everywhere.
Our friends just had a new baby. I love making tiny little gifts for newborn babies, so both of these projects were a joy to make. I started the blanket sometime in February and have been working on it on and off since then. I used up some colors of Kambgarn that I had in my stash, and I absolutely love the color combination. The pattern is super easy and I love the outcome.
Pattern: Electric Ripple by Kloss Gosa
The top was very easy and quick! And I absolutely love the finished result. I am going to ask for a picture of the baby wearing it. I love having pictures of the items I make being used by the people I make them for.
Pattern: Slaufa by Tinna Þórudóttir Þorvaldar
Yarn: Isager Strik Alpaca 2
I hope these gifts will keep the baby warm through winter. They were both a joy to make!
Such busy days. Work is absolutely crazy as summer is high season so the months following are super busy as we try to get everything done that we did not get done over the summer, work through everything that did not get sorted while we were on vacation, and prepare for the end of the year so that we can do inventory and financial statements. Phew. Busy!
Some of my scissors. I LOVE scissors and have collected them for some years.
I got a belated birthday gift from the man. I have already had loads of fun with my new lens!
Working in our store in Haukadalur.
Double pointed needles and crochet hooks
It’s autumn and the colors are crazy
6 weeks later, and our latest yarnstorming project is almost all still there
We finally celebrated Karítas’s birthday yesterday with the family.
Blowing out 8 candles.
A new favorite cake. Cheese cake with fresh strawberries and white chocolate
A very tired me
Mom and me
Karítas with her dad and step mom (and the soon to come new baby! yay!)