As I said in the last post I am taking part of a new KAL. We are the same again: Kristín Hrund, Gummi, me and a little later Jóhanna joined us.
After having knitted the Aeolian the three of us together we definetely wanted to repeat the experience. The original idea was to knit a shawl called Laminaria but under my request we changed plans and started with the beautiful Hyrna Herborgar.
I have already made two of those (but neither Gummi, Kristín nor Jóhanna have knitted it before). I just love, love, love, love this shawl. It is incredibly fun to knit, it is not as complicated as it looks and the result is always WONDERFULLY beautiful.
For those who don't know this shawl, these are the two previous one that I have already made:
|Hyrna Herborgar I|
|Hyrna Herborgar II|
To make the new one I am using a mix of wool and linen from Evilla. I have used this yarn only once before. It is really nice and it comes in very pretty colors.
My only criticism to this yarn is the fact that since it is made of one thread of wool and two threads of linen it is very insert the needle between the threads and slip the linen and knit only the wool thread. It has happened to me a couple of times.
I remember when I was knitting Maikell and I had to cross stitches I promised to myself never to use this mix again... and here I am, hehe, using it again! It is just that the colors are so cool that I couldn't resist it!!
|Maikell: blocking (and very serious me)|
|Yes, it is the pattern I put as a background for the blog :)|
So, the yarn and new Hyrna look like this:
|In this picture is easy to see the threads: pink is wool and white is linen.|
|Looking good :) I think that the colors is very nice. It is a very soft and soothing pink.|
I chose pink because, I think I have mentioned this before, I don't know what is happening in my brain that everytime I go to the wool store PINK is the first color that catches my attention. I wasn't like this before! hehe. So here I am... using pink again.
The other two projects I have already began are in stand-by:
The lopapeysa that I am designing: I am waiting for the people of the Spanish Swap group to get the lopi they bought online so we can begin all together to knit our lopapeysa (even though I have already begun, hehe.)
And the green shawl, Leaves and Nupps, is waiting until I finish this one.
The other thing I promised was to show was pictures of the Aeolians that Gummi, Kristín and I knitted. It was a little bit difficult to take a good picture because the shawls were so big! (especially Kirstín's and Gummi's!) and because of the light... we met in the evening so no natural light now.
Anyways, here they go:
|The knitters with their shawls (I hate being in front of the camera!!!)|
Gummi used wool+linen Evilla. I used Artyarn Evilla. Kristín used einband that she dyed herself!
And to finish, I wanted to share a couple of funny pictures of some funny sheeps we found on our way when we were driving in a remote corner of the island:
|A little closer... It seems that they are thinking "well, we were here first and we are NOT moving". Well, it took just one honk on the horn to make them run scared! ha!|
Oh, and now this is the last, last picture. This is bird that in icelandic is called Rjúpa (Rock ptarmigan in english). I took the first picture at the end of winter and the second one in summer... as you can see the change their feathers... cute, isn't it?
|Winter and summer clothes.|