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´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!
No yarn buying this month… we’re diving into our stash!
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!!
We are loving our April projects, hope you do to ❤
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.
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.