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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

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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!

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!

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…