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Summer Announcement 

Me and Edda have decided to take a summer break from blogging while we travel around our beautiful country in July with our families. We will however be active on instagram and Facebook, see links on the website. If we see something blog worthy on our travels we will post 🙂 Happy summer!

The stash busting yarn

I cant say I enjoyed this project, but mostly because of the time constraint.  I am already looking forward to making a speckled/hue version of the cardigan later… (when I have time). Boy did it make a dent in my ever growing stash.  I have so many little balls of luxury yarn that I just cannot bring myself to through away and this project used them all.  The design consist of a slip stitch pattern, so your just working one color at a time, of two rows with three different color bases.

The main base:  2,5 skeins of lovely Einrúm, a lopi/silk blend as my base that I bought to make a sweater that I later scrapped.

second base: all sorts of fingering and sport white and off white yarn used in various baby projects.

all sorts row – grays, yellows and multicolored yarn mostly Madeline Tosh.

Tomorrow I have a photo shoot date with my lovely friend Vaka, cannot wait to show you.

Still so so so slow

Even though I’m working with a slip stitched pattern progress is slow.  Just finished the second sleeve. Just the raglan to go. The July project is going to be amazing. There might be a sneak peek on our instagram account so stay tuned!

Happy June

Happy June!  Cannot believe this is our sixth month! We are half way there.  


Stash busting, really looking forward to this one. I’m actually very diligent on giving away my stash to charity… but I ´m a bit more dingy on my more luxurious stash like hand dyed yarns or cashmere.  So for june I ´ m designing a sweater that can incorporate as much or as little of your stash to make a beautiful sweater.  Using all those little balls of yarn you just can´t find it in you to give away.

Hello my name is Arndis…..

 

Hello my name is Arndís and I can’t stop making swatches!!! The concept was Fair island pattern inspired dress… but the darkest color that I bought doesn’t fit.  So stash diving was in order and I´m using left overs from the February Fancy hat as my darkest color.  I´m also thinking of not making a traditional fair isle pattern but use a slip stitch pattern with the traditional fair isle color contrast

May is here!

When I saw the picture I immediately thought of my daughter as she LOVES pink.  She also loves dresses so I’m thinking a pink dress.  Have you moved into your knitting chair Edda?

AHHHHHH

 

Totally forgot to blog!

I have nothing prepared. Spent the weekend in London with my friend Cilla, talked so much that I lost my voice!  Not much knitting on the April project done… it will be a close call this time 🙂  Here are a few pics from the V&A museum.

 

Happy Easter

 

Happy Easter everybody!

I´m really loving this pattern.  I had to change the design of the baby sweater because couldn’t stop making the pattern. It’s even pretty the WS as you can see in the picture

  

My Easter has been a combination of wonderful food, laughter and outdoor activities with the family….. And knitting a lot of knitting but no pattern writing… oh well.

In publishing news I got the February Fancy hat back from my wonderfully talented tech editor Sarah and my friend Kristjana is test knitting it. The Thorra Cardigan is ready for tech edit but I’ve decided to knit it in another color to show the pattern more so that´s on hold until I’ve finished .