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Women’s Day Off

On the 24th of October 1975, 30.000 Icelandic women took the day off to demand equal pay. This year, women are walking out of their jobs at 14.38 (2.38 pm). Why at that time? Because women still get paid around 20% less than men when all other variables have been taken in consideration. Are we 20% less worthy? Hell no!

I’ve had this piece for graffiti for quite some time now. It’s knit by my mom but she wasn’t happy with it and was going to throw it away. No way mom – it’s graffiti material! So I took it under my wing and have been waiting for the perfect occasion.

Today – when Icelandic women walk out of their jobs at 14.38 was the perfect timing. It was also a great opportunity to talk about equality and art in the public space with my 4 year old son. Together we went out in the pouring rain to make art.

2016-10-24-12-51-38Two forms of graffiti meet…





Boob on the go – Part III

Boob on the go is my contribution to Breast Cancer Awareness month this year. Every day throughout October my boob will show up different places.

Here is Boob on the go – part III: October 20th – October 131st

October 20th
Boob and the national referendum in Iceland

October 21st
Boob in a cradle

October 22th
Boob in a bearsuit

October 23rd
Boob on a bench

October 24th
Boob rocks

October 25th
Boob at a bus stop

October 26th
Boob and first snow of this winter in Reykjavík

October 27th
Boob and mittens

October 28th
Boob and Christian IX

October 29th
Boob in Harpa – Reykjavik concert hall and conference centre

October 30th
Boob and the red guy

October 31st
Boob on Halloween

Here is Boob on the go – part I and Boob on the go – part II.

Also, be sure to check out what Reykjavík Underground Yarnstormers are doing for Breast Cancer Awareness month!

Boob on the go – Part II

Boob on the go is my contribution to Breast Cancer Awareness month this year. Every day throughout October my boob will show up different places.

Here is Boob on the go – part II: October 9th – October 19th

October 9th
Boob on a BBQ

October 10th
Boob and a cake

October 11th
Boob and a Kitchen Aid

October 12th
Boob and Bessastadir, the Presidential Residence in Iceland

October 13th
Boob and a fire-boob

October 14th
Boob and autumn leaves

October 15th
Boob in the bookstore

October 16th
Boob and a pink scarf

October 17th
Boob and embroidery

October 18th
Boob and drop spindles

October 19th
Boob and Raffi the giraffe

Here is Boob on the go – part I.

Also, be sure to check out what Reykjavík Underground Yarnstormers are doing for Breast Cancer Awareness month!

Boob on the go – part I

Boob on the go is my contribution to Breast Cancer Awareness month this year. Every day throughout October my boob will show up different places.

Here is Boob on the go – part I: October 1st – October

October 1st
Tindastóll mountain, Drangey island, Boob, Þórðarhöfði cape

October 2nd
Boob on a swing

October 3rd
Boob in the library

October 4th
Boob on a piano

October 5th
Boob in a supermarket

October 6th
Boob and a n00b

October 7th
Boob and noodles

October 8th
Boob keeping goal

Also, be sure to check out what Reykjavík Underground Yarnstormers are doing for Breast Cancer Awareness month!

October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

One year ago I did a Breast Yarnstorm to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year, I’m doing it a little differently but the pink boob is of course part of it!

So let me introduce… *drum roll* …BOOB ON THE GO!

1st of October: Tindastóll, Drangey, Boob and Þórðarhöfði in Skagafjörður, Iceland


Boob will be on the go all through October just to remind us all how important Breast Cancer Awareness is. Be sure to go regularly for a check up!


[If you want to crochet a pink boob for Breast Cancer Awareness month or any other occasion that needs a pink boob (you’d be surprised how many times a pink boob comes in handy…) here’s a free pattern I made: Pink Breast!]

Reykjavík Underground Yarnstormers: Second Mission

Reykjavík Underground Yarnstormers went for their second mission yesterday and the magnificent piece was released into the wild today to celebrate Culture Night in Reykjavík.

How beautiful are these seats?

The Reykjavík City logo

More photos on Reykjavík Underground Yarnstormers and you can also like Reykjavík Underground Yarnstormers on Facebook!

Yarnstorm coming up…

Reykjavík Underground Yarnstormers are heading to their biggest yarnstorm yet. It’s going to be big and moving. Don’t miss it!

Gavstrik – Nordic knitting symposium

Gavstrik – Nordic knitting symposium was held in the town of Borgarnes in West Iceland this week. I drove up there yesterday and gave a presentation about yarn graffiti for 100+ knitters. I really enjoyed it and I hope that I have inspired some knitters to yarnstorm.

Here I am, talking about my thesis in folklore: Yarn and the city: Craft in street art.

And of course I couldn’t leave a knitting conference where I talked about yarn graffiti without leaving a little demonstration…

For the first time in my yarnstorming career I was busted in action and photographed….

Borgarnes yarnstorm!

Borgarnes is a little town in the West part of Iceland. Near Borgarnes there is even a smaller town called Varmaland. Ok, it’s not a town, it’s probably not even a village. There are a few houses, a school and a sport center with a full size swimming pool. And in Iceland when we say a few houses, we really mean few. Like 15 to 20 houses.

I lived in this cute little place Varmaland for two years. It was there were I first yarnstormed. When I lived there I was invited to a knitting club of seven magnificent women and when I moved away I just couldn’t stop seeing them. So every three weeks or so we meet up, some of us do some crafting, others don’t and we chat and eat cake. Lots of cake!

Yesterday was one of those nights and I decided that Borgarnes really needed a little yarnstrom. So I gave it a little wooly touch, right on the main street.

The main street in Borgarnes, Borgarbraut.


Careful! Yarnstormer crossing.


Yarnstorming on the first day of summer!

Today is the first day of summer in Iceland. According to the old calendar we used in Iceland before we took up the Gregorian calendar the first day of summer is the first day of the month Harpa. It’s a public holiday and always on a Thursday someday between 19th. and 25th. of April.

Today I decided to celebrate summer my own way. Took my yarnstorming bag, the camera and the driver/photographer/husband and went for a drive. The weather was gorgeous so we drove to Grótta. Grótta has a cute lighthouse and the view over Snæfellsjökull glacier and Snæfellsnes peninsula was just magnificent. Snæfellsjökull is a volcano covered by a glacier. It’s the actual place where they entered the ground in Jules Verne’s story, A Journey to the Center of the Earth.

As soon as I saw a huge anchor I knew this was it.

I’m not sure if I’ve ever yarnstormed with such magnificent background!
Grótta lighthouse and Snæfellsjökull glacier.


Mount Esja is also pretty good in the background.
And notice the biker resting by the shore.
I didn’t see him until halfway into the stitching.

Attaching my tag.


Grótta Lighthouse, a yarnstormed anchor and Snæfellsjökull glacier.


Happy summer!