My dear friend Véronik Avery is here! She will be the featured guest teacher on a Knitting tour that starts tomorrow. We’ll head off in the morning and travel along the South Coast of Iceland, spending 2 nights in lovely farm holiday guest houses. Then we will catch a boat to the Faroe Islands… Lot’s of knitting, geothermal pools, yummy food and great company!
The National Museum
Just visited the National Museum with @modeknit - Inspiring and wonderful as always! This picture is from one of the temporary exhibitions with pieces of mended clothing from last century. Love the patterns!
My lovely Annie is here →
A wonderful first day with Annie Modesitt in Iceland. Read her post and see her pics!
Cookie A's sock club →
I’m not really a sock knitter (yet)… But Cookie’s club is really irresistable. I might just need to join…
Spent the day fixing last details for Knitting Iceland’s up comong tours with the graceful Annie Modesitt, the ever so lovely Veronik Avery and the magnificent Franklin Habit plus finished the Icelandic translation of Stephen West’s Daybreak. A good day at the office!
Wise words on human rights fom my friend Palli →
A podcast I LOVE →
Mike puts such detail, hard work and his endless sense of humor into his wonderful podcast The Fiberbeat. Warm recommendations to all you knitters out there :)
The cutest iPhone case ever →
Just ordered this from South Korea :)
A piece from the lovely Textile Museum at Blönduós Iceland. I’m so lucky getting to go there a few times a year with my knitting tourists. Each time I find something new and SUPER inspiring. This would look great in a knitted sweater!
I’m turning 40 soon… what can I say?
Socks that rock!
My friend Stephen Houghton sent me a bunch of AWESOME yarn from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. This fabulous colorway is called Sigur Rós - yes, like the band :) I now know what it will become.
Love this pimped Lopi sweater I met at TNNA. The fancy yarn is from the good people at Knit Collage and the creative director Amy is responsible for this trendy take on a classic. Love the yarn and everything about these lovely people.
And here is a watermelon
See the resemblance…?
Lupin flowers and madder root
Picked up this gorgeous yarn from my friend Guðrún who is a master dyer. She works almost exclusively with Icelandic plants and herbs - although indigo, cactus lice and cow urine can sometimes be spotted in her kitchen. The yarn is Icelandic lace weight wool and I can’t wait to cast on something fabulous and watermelony looking.
Just discovered an awesome indie designer on Hverfisgata, Reykjavík. I know where my next birthday dress will be coming from.
These two fabulous books by Clara Parkes for my iPad. Love her to bits and the books to pieces. Clara is not only a genius when it comes to fiberly stuff, but also one of the funniest, wittiest most charming people I have ever met! I think everyone should subscribe to her newsletter.
A day at work
This has been my day: booking a flight for the ever so lovely Annie Modesitt, knitting my Sanguine Gryphon Codex cowl (yum), shooting a few Lopi photos in the street, drinking delicious coffee, discussing how incredibly necessary iPhone is for small businesses (yet another attempt to convince myself with the help of friends), translating the fabulous Akimbo shawl by Stephen West to Icelandic,...
Keeping me up at night
I bought two skeins of exquisite Sanguine Gryphon Codex yarn in the States a few weeks ago. I’ve been fondling them like a madperson and losing sleep over their sheer awesomeness… and now I finally know what they will become; two lovely one skein designs in my garter shaping series. Yay!
I will be releasing this little cowl soon. It’s the first in my “garter shaping series”. I LOVE garter stitch and I also LOVE shaping little things without conventional increases. This series will be all about very simple designs that are the perfect way to display lovely yarn and colors. Oh and the model is known as Westknits.
I knit so I don’t kill people– Nicole Drouillard
My new project →
Co-curated with Stephen West. Contribute to a fabulous collection by submitting your photos.
The new Twist collective is awesome →
I love great stitch definition next to a beautiful face– Stephen West, Westknits
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Welcome to the new version of my blog. Here I will go on (and on and on) about knitting and my knitting ventures. The stuff I do at my actual work plus my designs in Lopi will continue to appear on the Knitting Iceland site.