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:
“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.
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…
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!
We are proud to present this amazing shawl from Arndís and this amusing neck piece from Edda Lilja… Have a lovely weekend, I know we will!
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!
And on my publishing news, Unnur is almost ready for tech editing and test knitting.
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!
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.
Yarn and Crochet
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.
P.s. Did I tell you already, I love your mom´s sketch!
The end of the month, here you go…. The fabulous hat February Fancy and the beautiful cardigan Unnur.
Dear Arndís, if you like it (trying it on) then you should, as often as you desire! 🙂 🙂
After picking up the sts for knitting the rest of the cardigan I was soooo excited about it and extremely happy! See how amazingly stunning it looks…. I made a swatch, just in case…. ( although I knew it would be awesome). Then I started knitting and then crochet again and BOOOOOOM!
HOW ABOUT UPSIDE DOWN???
I feel so sorry for you my dear Arndís. Why on earth do we need to have a day job, it´s not fair 🙂 ….. When the worst is over we will take that weekend we´re always talking about, where it´s just you and me, yarn and needles!
Back to my cardigan, I´m a bit worried…. Just lace, all the time, all the way up, can I handle that? Doing the same shit over and over again!
As pretty as it looks, the answer is …………………………… NO!
I made a new swatch with a bit bulky alpaca .. KNITTED .. and as you can see on my new and improved sketch, stripes it is, once again!!!
But the name of the cardigan will be Unnur, that won´t change.
I´m so super excited about this shawl/scarf/necklace! I can´t wait to use it every day, when I´m cold or just when I wanna feel pretty or something. AND I can´t wait to show it to the world 🙂 because it makes me so happy just to look at it and browse through the photos I have taken of it.
You will only get a tiny sneak peak today…. UNTIL TUESDAY!
And yes my dog really wanted to take part this time!!
LOL, Yes I´m still making a Shawl 🙂 …. I think it´s nothing I could change it to even if I wanted to. And I can totally relate to your words Arndís: “IT´S THE TOSH, I COULDN´T RESIST” no one would!!! (At least no one of the snobby yarn addicts I know)
So here I am with my gorgeously soft wonderfulness. What makes me frustrated though is how ugly it looks without it´s beautiful Lace Edge, (It´s like when I get a haircut, I feel so silly while she is working on my hair and I just want it to be finished!) ok maybe not ugly, but not nearly as beautiful as it is in my head with the lace. And shall we talk about the number of ends I need to weave in…
I promise to be happier next Thursday people… I will have finished weaving in my pretty ends and started the lace 🙂 …
Yes Arndis, I like my sketches pretty and colorful. I have to totally see how pretty my design is going to be in the end before I start calculating… when (NOT if) I get bored calculating I just look at how pretty the ugly numbers will turn up and I can keep going.
As you could see on my sketch, it was supposed to be pure black and white (solids not handdied), with a hint of turkish on the edge (it´s hard to see on the sketch)… BUT when I entered the shop OMG all the Madeline Tosh madness….. Here are my black and white solids with a hint of very bright turkish for lace edge!!!
The black and whites (brown and light blue) are Madeline Tosh merino light but the gorgeous one to the right is from Zen Yarn Garden, I´m totally in love with this color combination. And I can also tell you one thing, It´s making me feel sooooo good working with it.
And even better with ice cream!