Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy new year :)

Just wanted to share a little video with you. This is taken the 29/12 '11 here in Reykjavik.

I really want to start spinning again, I have to dye some BFL wool I have here and spin some shawl yarn. My fingers are itching for spinning :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Knitting and spinning

I started to knit this shawl few weeks ago and now finally I have made some progress with it. I dyed the burgundy colored yarn myself. This is alpacca yarn, so very soft. I love this pattern.

Andrea´s Shawl by Kirsten Kapur.

This roving was dyed last week, when I got all my new lovely dye colors ;) Soon I will also get new wool, BFL, Merino and some silk. That will be fun!!

Have a nice weekend ;)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Hand dyed yarn

I have been hand dyeing yarn lately. I'm very happy with those.

This is Icelandic wool and it is great for lace pattern.

This one is Sock yarn and is now for sale in my new Etsy shop :)

And the turquoise and brown yarn is also Icelandic wool and is lace weight. I love that one :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Finished shawl

Now I have finished knitting my own hand dyed and hand spun shawl. It looks good :)

Now I'm spinning this brown and golden Shetland wool. It is taking ages because my work and life is taking a lot of my spinning time.

I also started to knit Andrea's shawl but I don't like the yarn I'm using and I have to choose another one. I just ordered new dye colors and maby I'll just wait until I they arrive here and dye some wool to use in that shawl.

I have been making experience in dyeing sock yarn and wool yarn and I like it. Photos later ;)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Knitting and dyeing

I have been dyeing today. I dyed some Einband which
is single spun icelandic wool from Istex. I just LOVE how it turned out. What a lovely colors.

This is a single spun Sethland wool.

This look nice. I have already started to knit a shawl from it.

Waiting for the green color to show up. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Old rose

This is my project right now. These colors remind me of rose. I'm going to knit something nice of it :) I think it will be beautiful.

Here is my 9 year old daughter in the company of Grýla and Leppalúði witch are the parents of the icelandic julelads. This photo is taken in Akureyri a month ago. That couple are not nice one, they like to eat children.