We promised you some news on what The harbour project would be up to in a new year…. so I think it´s time….
Some of our projects have made it into patterns on Ravelry and probably not been added here so I will step up my game and do something about that to.
I (Edda) suddenly decided to open up my own yarn shop, decision made on Friday, first yarn order made the next Sunday….. shop opened 2 weeks after that I think… it´s all a blur, LOL.
My shop is called Garnbud Eddu or in English, Edda´s Yarn shop and it´s a brick and mortar shop with no official website yet but it´s getting there. I have a Garnbud Eddu and garnbud_eddu, so please check it out 🙂 … I mainly sell yarn from indie dyers, fancy good quality yarn. My first one was my favorite Icelandic indie dyer Vatnses Yarn, second one Goosey fibers which I love and adore, third one in was Knoll yarns and forth is from the sweetest yarnshop in Edinburgh Ginger Twist studios, her own hand dyed yarns. Ginger twist is partly responsible for this shop fairy tale of mine, you don´t need to go big to go big… if you know what I mean.
My fifth brand is in progress and is extremely exciting and than last but not least, I´m selling my own project bags, featuring The Knit Police and other knit and crochet comics I make. The newest trend is a custom made bag, made just for you with all your special characteristics 😀 .
I have started a million projects this month and cancelled as many! Finally this morning it came to me. I remembered wanting to make a hat matching my October sweater and I had 2 skeins left from my favourite yarn of all time!!! So stay tuned…. this will be THE coziest hat and I can’t wait to use it 😁😁
It´s hard to find daylight in November in Iceland for a photoshoot. It only shows for a very few hours… between 12 and 3 pm, if we´re lucky… seriously! But here it is, our lovely November socks and cardi!
The last few projects have been fun but demanding. So for November I´m thinking a easy and fun project… socks!
I´m using leftover yarn from my stash:
Wonderful Soft Sock Twist from Vatnsnes Yarn that I used in my September project (colorway Urð og Grjót).
one of my favorite sock yarn Cascade bought in handprjon.is many years ago.
I´m pretty sure I might have to buy some more!
Ahh this wonderful yarn. It´s so squishy, soft, purple and speckled…. and so out of my comfort zone. I´m almost done…. just the neck left. Can´t wait to try it on my wonderful model Vaka.
A funny story… me and Edda Lilja decided to design a sweater together me knitting and Edda crocheting… Somehow I managed stray off the design…. just a little…. ohh well.
I’m so excited about this next project. Me and Edda are doing the same design but I’m knitting and Edda is crocheting. This is so different from my regular design process but still really fun.
We are working with an amazing indie dyer from Vatnses yarn. We are both working with a speckled sport yarn but in different colour ways. I was fairly late on the speckled wagon but boy is it fun to work with.
Due to me (Arndís) moving and being abroad this weekend the September project will be shown on the 7th of Oct not the last day of September as planned. Hope we are forgiven 🙂
But the shawl is almost done… with lots and lots of left over yarn.
Almost done and still loving it!!!
So I forgot to blog again!!! Progress is slow but steady. The shawl turned into a scarf. Ni sure how big it’s going to be. What is the ideal length of a scarf?
What a crazy month this has been. I’m moving, works been crazy, Reykjavík had its first yarn crawl (which was osom) and so knitting productivity has not been at its best. I am really loving the shawl process, and these Icelandic indie dyers are amazing. My last colour from Vatnsnes Yarn came in the mail last week… and ohh boy is it amazing. I chose soft sock twist in the colorway “Urð og grjót”. It´s soooo beautiful….
September is the month of new beginnings, organizing and so on. Now I´m trying to tame myself to writing the pattern before crocheting. It´s so freaking hard…. but ohhh will it be worth it! I even started sketching before writing 🙂 … I´m taking things to the next level.