Breast Cancer Awareness – part 1

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Buildings in the city are bathed with pink light, the pink bow is sold as a fundraiser for research on breast cancer, the taxis have pink taxi signs on top of them, and there are many happenings going on around the country to show support and add awareness. We off course want to take part and make people think and be aware of the dangers that come with breast cancer and remind women to go and get checked on a regular basis.

So we make breasts of all shapes and sizes. And they are going up here and there. Here is what happened this first week in October. There is more coming.

Móðurást

Móðurást

Móðurást
Móðurást, A Mothers Love. Located in Mæðragarðurinn (Mothers Garden) in Reykjavík, close to Kvennaskóli Reykjavíkur. The text on the piece is info about breast cancer, where to go to get your check up, a note about the statue and more. It is beautifully stitched and knitted and we are very proud of it.
Graffed by Sin Título

Boob for awareness

Boob for awareness
Boob for awareness.
This is located in Ólafsfjörður, Iceland. Graffer will be anonymous.

And then we have the Boob on the go. It goes places, a new one each day, making people think and be aware. This is a project by Knitty Attitude. You can also check it out on her blog here.

Boob on the go
October 1st: Tindastóll mountain, Drangey island, Boob, Þórðarhöfði cape.

Boob on the go
October 2nd: Boob on a swing.

Boob on the go
October 3rd: Boob in the library.

Boob on the go
October 4th: Boob on a piano.

Boob on the go
October 5th: Boob in a supermarket.

Boob on the go
October 6th: Boob and a n00b.

We will update here every weekend with more from the Boob on the go, and even more projects that are being put up throughout October.

Have you booked your check up? If you are in Iceland you can do so here. If you are elsewhere, contact your doctor. This is important, and we care.

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.
Group

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