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
This month we both have summer vacation so we decided to treat ourselves 🙂
We asked our favorite Icelandic dyer, Vivid wool, if she was willing to participate and of course she was. We sent her the photo of July and she made us this beautiful hand dyed yarn inspired by the photo… So GAME ON!
Things are looking so good this month, I got a sneak peak of Arndís´s dress on her snapchat (arndisprjon)… It´s awesome. I´m right behind her finishing the collar on my cardigan 🙂 🙂 🙂 … I have also been busy practicing my comic drawing, which gives me the same zen state as crocheting. Here´s a little strip with me and Arndís…
If you are having trouble sleeping because you really really want to see more then we show here of our current status you can add us on snapchat, “arndisprjon” and “eddalilja”. BUT, I have to warn our non icelandic audience it´s all in icelandic, for now at least.
I must admit, this month is going super, super good! I have already bought yarn and started a cardigan I can´t wait to wear. The yarn is to die for and the best thing of all is…….. it´s all crochet!!! (At least for now) … I´m sorry but I don´t have a sketch to show you, it´s all in my head but I can tell you that every time I walk by my Crochet chair (I´m not calling it a knit chair any more, but that´s a story for another time) my face is like… (this gif is from giphy)
Because my project looks soooooo darn good in it!
And are you noticing the yarn in the beautiful crystal bowl! Ahhhhhh!!