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In the first months of 2014 I promised myself to write down everything I’d craft in the year and make a fancy list of if by the end of the year. I made a list of almost everything I did and tried to put it all up on Ravelry with photos. However, some pairs of socks and mittens were missed by the camera and it’s not a complete list for the year as I’m definitely forgetting something…

So here it is, in no particular order:


Baby set for the wee one; a sweater, hat and socks

Ysolda’s MKAL shawl

A green BSJ

A purple BSJ

Striped socks

Kenzie shawl

And… loads of mittens, socks and hats for the kids.


A blanket for the wee one

 Herðubreið shawl

 Blanket for a new nephew

Jóhanna af Örk hat/cowl


I’m setting the goal for even more crafting in 2015!

Reykjavík Underground Yarnstormers

I had never yarnstormed in a group before but last Tuesday night I did. There is a group of sneaky stitchers called Reykjavík Underground Yarnstormers and I’m one of them. We went out on the town and dressed some of Reykjavík’s statues.

The statue I chose was very personal for me. It’s outside the maternity ward at the National Hospital and called Mother and child. There was just something so right about being 6+ months pregnant, dressing up a statue of a child in the famous Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann outside the place you’re going to give birth this summer.

The statue is called Mother and child and was made by Tove Ólafsson in 1979.
Tove was born in 1909.

Outside the maternity ward at the National Hospital in Reykjavík.

The Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann
is a perfect match for the little baby.

Check out the Reykjavík Underground Yarnstormers page for more photos from the group’s first yarnstorm. Oh, and be sure to stay tuned, there are more coming…

Baby Surprise Jacket

Knitted my first Baby Surprise Jacket! I made it with my own hand dyed yarn called Eigingirni. Unfortunately Eigingirni is only for sale in Iceland to begin with. The jacket is so small, I guess it fits newborn.

Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket
Yarn: Eigingirni from Knitty Attitude
Needles: 4,5 mm.

Buttons: From PrjónaJóna’s online store