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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.

Happy Easter

 

Happy Easter everybody!

I´m really loving this pattern.  I had to change the design of the baby sweater because couldn’t stop making the pattern. It’s even pretty the WS as you can see in the picture

  

My Easter has been a combination of wonderful food, laughter and outdoor activities with the family….. And knitting a lot of knitting but no pattern writing… oh well.

In publishing news I got the February Fancy hat back from my wonderfully talented tech editor Sarah and my friend Kristjana is test knitting it. The Thorra Cardigan is ready for tech edit but I’ve decided to knit it in another color to show the pattern more so that´s on hold until I’ve finished .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.  

Progress

As an engineer I love AutoCad but that’s kind of overkill  and maybe not practical for knitwear design 🙂  

April started with this stitch pattern which I just can’t stop making and I’m thinking of a combo knit this time.  A baby cardigan and mittens for mum to match!  I’ve started on the mittens and really loving the how it comes out…. and ohh…I made a sketch.  Are you proud?!?

 

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!

Good progress

After making a few mini shawls, which is addictive by the way, I finally decided on a pattern and boy am I having fun!  This is knitting up really quickly.  Really loving the way the textures of the Phildar.  Can’t wait to show you! My 4 year old really loved one of the mini shawls and used it all the time so choosing the right pattern was easy.

March Shawl

For March I went to my local yarn store Storkurinn.  I tried Phildar Phil Soft + yarn for the first time last summer and totally fell in love. It’s super light and delicious.  I just love the colors and the depth they bring. I also bought a skein of Brooklyn Tweed. I haven’t worked with Brooklyn Tweed but have wanted to for a very long time.  So I think it has to be in there somewhere to give the super light Phildar some weight.

I´m think a shawl this time around. A big shawl that you can wrap around your neck multiple times while you wait for spring.

Ohh and did I mention I´m going to Edinburgh Yarn festival this week with my mum and gran for my grandmother’s 80th birthday?!?  So so so so so excited!!!!!