My colleague took this photo from her balcony.
She lives in Sandavágur and it’s not always easy to keep the sheep out of your garden.
Photo by Sólbrún Eklund Jensen.
I have been to Sirri’s fashion show, and I think my favourite is the black see through dress.
Hiking from Tórshavn to Kirkjubøur.
The small island is Koltur
This is pretty amazing. 4 Hours of knitting on Norwegian television. If you don’t understand Norwegian? Never mind, enjoy all the selbu mittens, Guri the sheep, knitting for a motorcycle, new Norwegian design and much more.
I have to try this, and I just happen to have a bottle of schnapps, which someone forgot at my house last Christmas when one of my girls threw a Christmas party. Now I have finally found good use for it.
1 vanilla pod
40 sugar cubes
40 coffee beans
schnapps or vodka
Make 40 holes in the orange. Place all the ingredients in a glass and pour your schnapps or vodka over. Cover and leave to soak for 40 days.
Filter your schnapps and it is ready to use.
Seven red, chrocheted hexagons.
Yarn is Sirri 2-ply, and the colours are C12, C15 and C106.
And I used this Hexagon How-to. The hexagons are joined as you go, which is new to me. I usually make a whole bunch of granny squares and then spend days laying them out in different patterns planning how to join them.
The island is Hestoy and as you can see the village is already in the shadow. We discussed if maybe the people from Hestoy village climb to the other side of the island to get some sun this time of year.
I took a three hour course today in different knitted edges apart from the usual rib.
Here are my small knitting samples. And notice the tags. I find this is so clever. Do not sew in the ends, but use them to bind a tag with a short explanation of yarn, needles, method or whatever you need.
The teacher was Louise Klindt from Denmark.
My festival was very quite this year. I was interviewed for Yarn Market News, so maybe I can be found in one of their magazines in the near future. We talked mostly about knitting clubs in the Faroe Islands versus in the USA, which are totally different things. Very interesting, and I learned why i sometimes get e-mails from Americans saying something like: Hi, I will be in Tórshavn for the July 5 and 6. Are there any knitting clubs I can join?
And I am just totally puzzled, because you can’t just join a knitting club in Tórshavn. They are private. It’s a group of friends, colleagues or neighbors, so if you are lucky, you can get invited, but only if you know someone.
Photos from the festival.
Three beautiful girls
and a mother and daughter
For the next two weeks we are on holiday. Any orders sent to Faroe Knitting during this period will be processed the first week of August.
During my holiday I am teaching myself to knit toe up socks. I use Lisa’s free pattern for SummerSocks and two videos: Judy’s Magic Cast-On and How to knit (not sew!) Kitchener stitch aka grafting. I have started on the first sock and I hope the security staff at the airport will not snatch my needles tomorrow. And by the way, I am using sock yarn, not Sirri or Snældan as the pure wool is not strong enough for socks.