Showing posts with label craft project. Show all posts
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Sunday 25 July 2010

Iceland's longest scarf

There was an article in our newspaper about Fríða Gylfadóttir, an artist from Iceland, and her knitting project - a 17 kilometers long scarf! The scarf is going to reach from Siglufjörður to Ólafsfjörður, these towns will be connected by a long-awaited tunnel in autumn.

This seemed such a terrific idea, that I decided to make a small contribution, grabbed the needles right away and made a scarf piece like a lace stitch sampler. Unfortunately, the yarn ball allocated for this project was only enough for 160 cm, but I am going to send it to Iceland anyway.

Currently about 10 more kilometers need to be knit, so if you would like to help, the postal address can be found in Frida's blog. The scarf should be 20 cm wide to fit the project.

One of the sponsors of this project is Ístex yarn company, I already found their online shop and set my eyes on some beautiful Icelandic wool!

Update: the scarf was finished and the tunnel opened! Read the article in Iceland Review Online.