Category Archives: Edda Lilja

Happy first day of summer!

OMG I´m back home and it´s actually not that bad (liar, liar, pants on fire). Don´t get me wrong, I love Iceland and everything in it but can you seriously stop this constant heavy wind and decide for a moment if it´s going to be raining, snowing, blowing or something else!  For example, to day is the first day of summer, which I have never understood why it´s in April, and it has been windy, snowy, sunny and cold, all at the same time. 

The good thing about it the first day of summer is that it´s a national holiday and I get to spend it in my knitting chair 🙂 .  My April sweater is almost finished, I only have 2/3rd of a sleeve left and as I promised, here are some photos from my trip to Riga.

Reality bites!

Greetings from Riga!!! What I was hoping for was this: “I´m totally loving the warm summer breeze here and I think I will be spending my time here mostly out on the patio with my april project (don´t tell my family yet though)”…… But reality is:kuldi

“It´s almost the same as in Iceland now, a bit cold and wet and I will be knitting/crocheting inside looking out the window. I think it´s going to knit/crochet up real fast 🙂 which is good because then I will be able to use it back home in the cold spring. I promise a lot of beautiful photos from Riga in my next blog post.  

Feeling good about April

Yes Arndís I think all yarn shops in the world should have toys for kids, it must be better for business.  

I´m experimenting with paint.net for my sketches. First try is ok but I will try a bit harder…skissa

Ohhhh f……  I will pick up my pen again…. Unless you know about a better program to make sketches, it must be free or cheap and I must have a lot of control over everything 🙂 🙂 🙂 …

But my april will be a Lopi Sweater with mixed methods, knit and crochet because that´s what I love. I love both methods and I can´t choose.

My next blog post will be published from Riga, Latvia where me and my family will be spending  Easter vacation.  Seeya!

I´m done!!!!!

Thanks to #tuesdayworkdays with Arndis, my march project is finished and OMG it´s pretty.  It took a little turn, not as much as the February project but like half a U turn or so. I can´t wait to show you guys. My good co worker Íris is modeling for me tomorrow after work and she found the perfect dress to match my piece, which you can see sneaking out under the smiley face on my snapchat photo…   You will see the whole piece in only two days!

sneek

And on my publishing news, Unnur is almost ready for tech editing and test knitting.

Slow progress!

Well, I can´t wait to see your shawl Arndís, I´m totally in love with the colors and the texture!!!  My project, on the other hand is working up pretty slowly, my head is totally somewhere else… I want to be doing everything else than this piece.  It´s not that I´m not loving how I see it in my head, but it´s just somehow such a boring way getting there if you know what I mean. You know I want things to go quickly!

Heap-Yarn-Crochet-Blob

Ok, ok I get that you are not seeing what it is I´m trying to make (not really though), but  it´s going to be a decoration around your neck. But at the moment it´s a bit of a heap-yarn-crochet-blob, but a really pretty and soft heap-yarn-crochet-blob as you can see.

I´m not at all bitter about your new yarn, pens and stuff from Edinburgh (just so you know), because while you where  there I got myself an awesome crochet chair and completely turned my living room around. m3

P.s. Did I tell you already, I love your mom´s sketch!