Maybe I have the name already… Colorful, cute name for a colorful cardigan…. Iv´e been very busy today calculating decreases for The Librarian (May´s cardigan), tidying up my yarn stash and my living room. Finally I found some time to write a few words and I decided I had to show you my current work space, it´s so comfy. Here is a little sneak peak of the cardi “Colorful” with a view over my work space at the moment.
I have been out of range since Monday on a 5 day hike in the north parts of Iceland a total of 42 km. It was amazing, horrifying and everything in between. I feel like I can do anything now.
I have decided to finish a cardigan I started a few years ago because it suits those months photo perfectly and I have to often been asked if there will be a pattern available. It’s also the perfect stash busting pattern. There will be no photo of the project for now since I’m on my way home from the hike but I will give you a few photos from my week!
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!
That is the question. After many disputes about it I decided to go against all objections because this cardi just yelled out for the zipper. I ´m not the biggest zipper fan for knit and crochet cardigans but this time I stand by my decision! I love it!
Tune in tomorrow for the whole results of June 🙂
I hate to brake it to you, I started hating the June project and decided to throw it in a bag and start a new one. I´m not making the sweater I´m wearing in the Knit police…. I´m saving it til later. BUT the new one is awesome!!!…. Sorry Arndís, I know you told me to hang in there but I just could not have it in front of my face for a second longer!
Here is a photo of the old one, the new one and the yarn I´m using next in the new one.
An extremely exciting month…. I love using my stash, because I have an awesome stash, the first issue of The Knit Police is ready and we have a Knitting festival weekend ahead of us 🙂 🙂 🙂
The best part though is…. wait for it….. I´m wearing the June cardigan in the first issue of The Knit Police!
P.s. these skeins are only the first ones I have chosen…
Things are looking so good this month, I got a sneak peak of Arndís´s dress on her snapchat (arndisprjon)… It´s awesome. I´m right behind her finishing the collar on my cardigan 🙂 🙂 🙂 … I have also been busy practicing my comic drawing, which gives me the same zen state as crocheting. Here´s a little strip with me and Arndís…
If you are having trouble sleeping because you really really want to see more then we show here of our current status you can add us on snapchat, “arndisprjon” and “eddalilja”. BUT, I have to warn our non icelandic audience it´s all in icelandic, for now at least.
I´m almost finished with both sleeves and I´m already thinking which colors to use in my next May cardigan, I´m loving it so much. I´m a bit empty of words right now, it´s the time of the year the tired teacher syndrome shows it self. All the comics you have seen of teachers fresh in the fall and grumpy at spring are true…
I have been asked two times today if it’s possible I need to get help with my yarn-crochet-knit obsession! I’m just gonna leave it here with you guys. B.t.w. my cardigan is going perfectly… Body ready and two cuffs. I also made a little self portrait after going to my local yarnshop this week.
I must admit, this month is going super, super good! I have already bought yarn and started a cardigan I can´t wait to wear. The yarn is to die for and the best thing of all is…….. it´s all crochet!!! (At least for now) … I´m sorry but I don´t have a sketch to show you, it´s all in my head but I can tell you that every time I walk by my Crochet chair (I´m not calling it a knit chair any more, but that´s a story for another time) my face is like… (this gif is from giphy)
Because my project looks soooooo darn good in it!
And are you noticing the yarn in the beautiful crystal bowl! Ahhhhhh!!