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.
I´m loving my project this month 🙂 … I love
the colors, the yarn, the design, my work process, everything. I decided to write the pattern before I could touch the needle and I´m sticking to it. I now have written and crochet 3 sections, starting writing the 4th. So the best thing about this is the pattern will be totally ready for tech edit as soon as I´ve finished the shawl :)… jayyyyj
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….
More info here. Isn ´t my friend and model Vaka lovely?
I´m a little worried, starting work and painting my house has taken a lot of my time lately. I´m still working on the second sleeve with only a week to go… I haven´t even decided how to finish it…. and I´m using a 2.5 mm hook!