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.
First stop: Vatnsberinn, a statue located on the corner of Bankastræti and Lækjargata.
Name: Vatnsberinn by Ásmundur Sveinsson
Location: corner of Lækjargata and Bankastræti
Second stop: Jón Sigurðsson, a statue located on Austurvöllur.
Name: Jón Sigurðsson by Einar Jónsson
Third stop: Stúlkumynd, a statue located by Kvennaskólinn in Reykjavík.
Name: Stúlkumynd – Soffía by Ólöf Pálsdóttir
Location: Fríkirkjuvegur, by Kvennaskólinn í Reykjavík
Fourth stop: Fótboltamaður, a statue located by Listasafn Íslands.
Name: Fótboltamaður by Sigurjón Ólafsson
Location: Fríkirkjuvegur, by Listasafn Íslands
Fifth stop: Adonis, a statue located on the corner of Fríkirkjuvegur and Skothúsvegur.
Name: Adonis by Bertel Thorvaldsen
Location: On the corner of Fríkirkjuvegur and Skothúsvegur
And on we went, into the night, looking for more statues to dress up.
Sixth stop: Útlagar, a statue located by Hólavallacemetery.
Name: Útlagar by Einar Jónsson
Location: Hringbraut by Hólavallacemetery
Graffer: Knitrek, BarbaKnit and Eva
Seventh stop: Tónlistarmaður, a statue located on Hagatorg.
Name: Tónlistarmaður by Ólöf Pálsdóttir
Eight stop: Björg C. Þorláksson, a statue located at Oddi by the University of Iceland.
Name: Photo by Hrund Þórisdóttir
Location: Oddi by The University
Ninth stop: Móðir og barn, by Landspítalinn – The National Hospital.
Name: Móðir og Barn
Location: Landspítalinn, Kvennadeildir – the National Hospital
Tenth stop: Hannes Hafstein, by Government offices of Iceland, Lækjargata
Name: Hannes Hafstein by Einar Jónsson
Location: L Government offices of Iceland, Lækjargata
And then, when Ninja was so close to being finished, the cops showed up.
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