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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.

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Stitching through grief

My grandmother passed away in  February. She was a brilliant and strong woman. When I was younger I always had hand knitted mittens and socks from both of my grandmothers and they were a great inspiration for me as a knitter.

The night she died we knew it was coming. I was too restless to work on my knitting so I picked up a crochet hook and started crocheting a classic granny square. I had never made one before but I knew how to do it so the square came pretty easily. As I sat there crocheting one square after the other I decided that I would put up a yarnstorm in the memory of my loving grandmother. And so I did.

Öldustígur

My grandmother lived in this house since the middle of last century. This is where she raised her children and had her most joyful and hardest times. In her loving memory, I left these granny squares on her fence.

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!