I´m going to tell you a little about October. Early on we decided we wanted to, some time, make the same sweater but with different methods, crochet and knit. So now is that time, Yayyyy. We have decided on a design and also yarn. We are using the same yarn but in different colorways. We chose a delightful merino, silk blend from a new Icelandic indie dyer we love. Her label is called Vatnsnes yarn and we are loving the results so far….. can´t wait to show you what I´ve got startet. We are super super excited as you can imagine. The sweaters will look the same…(ish) but you, my dear reader, fellow crocheter or knitter can choose whether you will knit it or crochet. This is the yarn and as you can see, Arndís is still busy moving with all the boxes and stuff in the background. She´s not handling it very well, not being able to knit a lot but I know she´s doing her absolute best finishing the September shawl for Saturday.
This month we both have summer vacation so we decided to treat ourselves 🙂
We asked our favorite Icelandic dyer, Vivid wool, if she was willing to participate and of course she was. We sent her the photo of July and she made us this beautiful hand dyed yarn inspired by the photo… So GAME ON!
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.
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.