May 8th 2013 – May 12th 2013: departure confirmed!
4-day Knitting during the lambing season – Children welcome!
Price: 170.000 ISK
Price for children: 145.000 ISK
Single supplement: 21.000 ISK
Group size: 6 – 12
This long week-end in Iceland is all about the youngest: it coincides with the lambing season and we will get to cuddle with new born lambs and cashmere kids. Children are most welcome in this tour. We will be staying at the utterly charming Hraunsnef guesthouse, an isolated farm at the foot of a mountain in the Borgarfjörður area, with different animals, a little play ground, a family of elves and an outdoor hot tub. Helene will introduce us to the youngest but most famous knitting tradition: the lopi sweater, only half a century old, and we will knit doll size sweaters. We will visit the crafters at Ullarsellið who handspin and plant dye their yarn; the botanist and dyer Guðrún and her smiling dog and the friendly couple Rita and Pall and check on their angora rabbits and cute lambs. On our way back to Reykjavík, we will stop at Borgarnes where the Settlement center is as well as a great swimming pool with a view over the bay. Of course, there is yarn shopping as well! The rest of the day will be free to explore the many designers and yarn shops of the capital before heading to Helene’s workspace and enjoying an early farewell dinner at her home with her three young daughters.
Bring your children with you! Children of all ages up to 12 years old are most welcome in this tour. Note however that no baby sitting or childcare will be provided. If the children are not able to watch for themselves during the knitting workshops, another adult should accompany to take care of them. Spring season can be quite cold, so make sure to bring the appropriate clothing (see equipment list). The area is worth exploring. The country guesthouse is very friendly with an outdoor hot tub and various animals.