1st Mission – Statues

One Tuesday night in Reykjavík, a group of people met at a local bar, had a drink and then stormed out into the night, armed with yarn, needles, cameras and tags. Why? Because it is fun and we believe it makes the city more interesting and beautiful to decorated with yarngoodies. Simple as that.
And off we go
First stop: Vatnsberinn, a statue located on the corner of Bankastræti and Lækjargata.
180 cm Vatnsberinn Tag Vatnsberinn
Name: Vatnsberinn by Ásmundur Sveinsson
Location: corner of Lækjargata and Bankastræti
Graffer: BarbaKnit

Second stop: Jón Sigurðsson, a statue located on Austurvöllur.
Jón Sigurðsson Jón Sigurðsson Jón Sigurðsson
Name: Jón Sigurðsson by Einar Jónsson
Location: Austurvöllur
Graffer: Eva

Third stop: Stúlkumynd, a statue located by Kvennaskólinn in Reykjavík.
Stúlkumynd - Soffía Stúlkumynd - Soffía Stúlkumynd - Soffía
Name: Stúlkumynd – Soffía by Ólöf Pálsdóttir
Location: Fríkirkjuvegur, by Kvennaskólinn í Reykjavík
Graffer: YarnDiva

Fourth stop: Fótboltamaður, a statue located by Listasafn Íslands.
Fótboltamaður Fótboltamaður
Name: Fótboltamaður by Sigurjón Ólafsson
Location: Fríkirkjuvegur, by Listasafn Íslands
Graffer: BarbaKnit

Fifth stop: Adonis, a statue located on the corner of Fríkirkjuvegur and Skothúsvegur.
Adonis Adonis
Name: Adonis by Bertel Thorvaldsen
Location: On the corner of Fríkirkjuvegur and Skothúsvegur
Graffer: WAR

And on we went, into the night, looking for more statues to dress up.

Sixth stop: Útlagar, a statue located by Hólavallacemetery.
Útlagar Útlagar Útlagar Útlagar
Name: Útlagar by Einar Jónsson
Location: Hringbraut by Hólavallacemetery
Graffer: Knitrek, BarbaKnit and Eva

Seventh stop: Tónlistarmaður, a statue located on Hagatorg.
Tónlistarmaður Tónlistarmaður Tónlistarmaðurinn Tónlistarmaðurinn
Name: Tónlistarmaður by Ólöf Pálsdóttir
Location: Hagatorg
Graffer: YarnDiva

Eight stop: Björg C. Þorláksson, a statue located at Oddi by the University of Iceland.
Björg C. Þorláksson Björg C. Þorláksson
Name: Photo by Hrund Þórisdóttir
Location: Oddi by The University
Graffer: Erla

Ninth stop: Móðir og barn, by Landspítalinn – The National Hospital.
Móðir og barn Móðir og barn Móðir og barn Móðir og barn
Name: Móðir og Barn
Location: Landspítalinn, Kvennadeildir – the National Hospital
Graffer: KnittyAttitude

Tenth stop: Hannes Hafstein, by Government offices of Iceland, Lækjargata
Hannes Hafstein Hannes Hafstein Hannes Hafstein Hannes Hafstein
Name: Hannes Hafstein by Einar Jónsson
Location: L Government offices of Iceland, Lækjargata
Graffer: Ninja

And then, when Ninja was so close to being finished, the cops showed up.
Uh-oh! Hannes Hafstein
Not one, but two cop cars! Knitting gangsters, that’s what we are!
And we were asked to take the awesome Batman mask of mister Hannes Hafstein. I don’t know about you, but I think he looked so much better with the mask on.

More missions coming up. Stay tuned!

*View all photos from this mission HERE 


7 thoughts on “1st Mission – Statues

  1. Brilliant – and I obviously missed a lot of statutes. Can I join you the next time to shoot some photos and write a small report on my (german) blog about it?

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