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Here are a few pictures from the Hiking and Knitting tour with the Elves, a tour that I am now running every other year. The weather was crazy (even by Icelandic standards): from 24 °C to 3°C (75 to 37 °F), sun and snow!
After a flight to the East fjords, we paid a long visit to the puffins and had lunch close to them.
Then we visited the little fishing village and had our first knitting session.
Hiking and knitting, separately or together!
It is birding season in Iceland at this time of the year and we saw quite a lot of birds. But also sheep, a seal, a whale, weird rock creatures and a wannabe mermaid…
The theme of the tour was the traditional Icelandic lace shawls and for some reason (the snow maybe?), I didn’t take any picture of the 20 something mini shawls we made in all sorts of colors! Shame on me!
The last day in Reykjavik, we spent a few hours in my studio where we had our last lesson (steeking: unrelated to lace shawls but essential Icelandic skills!)
I’m always so pleased to see knitters keep coming again and again in my tours. It tells me I must be doing something right and it is so humbling and encouraging! This Elves tour was no exception and there were a couple of familiar faces who were there for the second or even third time!
If you would also like to participate in one of my knitting tours, have a look here. They are all different, taking you to various places all around Iceland and exploring different aspects of the Icelandic knitting traditions. The hiking part is more or less straining and I have a tour in the spring without hiking at all.