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WHERE did January go?!

It feels like 2009 was just yesterday…  School is taking a lot of my time, but there’s always time for knitting ;)

Me and I had a little conversation yesterday about how we’d spend today. The options were many: study, read schoolbooks, do assignements for school, clean the apartment, knit, hand dye…

Of course I didn’t do what would have been smart to do or what absolutely HAS to be done… I hand dyed!  I just had few skeins but it turned out I was running out of color so that was ok. Unfortunately, I need batteries for my camera so you’ll just have to imagene that here is a photo of 7 wonderful hand dyed skeins ;)

I joined a mystery knit-a-long in the beginning of January. It started of with few left over skeins of Létt-Lopi and 4.5 mm. needles:

After the first clue, it looked like this and I had no clue what so ever where this was going:

And after 5 clues this is what I got: (with a little variation from myself…)

For more photos of this project, check it out on Ravelry ;)

I haven’t decided if I’m going to put buttons or crochet the edge or what…


The last hours of 2009…

I am going to spend today knitting! The last day of 2009 has arrived, isn’t that amazing?! Time has flown away so fast!!

New Year’s resolution? YES! I am going to knit more, hand dye more and design more!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU! Look forward to a new year full of yarn, spinning, knitting dyeing and getting inspiration.

I think 2010 is going to be a great year!

Long time no see!

I spent last week in Denmark as a guide for my former students. Travelling with 15 teenagers around the Copenhagen area, doing all the touristy things.  I spent 3 days at a Danish home where the family was just fantastic! I gave them the white mittens in the previous post and a little Icelandic candy. Unfortunately I didn’t find any yarn-stores in Copenhagen…  But it was a lot of fun and a great way to say goodbye to the kids I’ve taught for 2 years. Now, I’m done with teaching (at least for the next few years). I started studying folklore  in the University of Iceland, as a matter of fact, the first lesson is today!

So… now that I’m in school I have alot of time to knit and do yarn-related stuff!  At the moment I’m dyeing 10 skeins of the Icelandic lace weight yarn einband. The last session is cooking right now, to bad that other memebers of the home don’t like the smell….

While I dye I like to listen to knitting podcasts and today I’ve been listening to the Electric Sheep from Hoxton Handmade (link on that in last post).  I just can’t tell you often enough how fabulous it is!

And oh! I joined a swap on Ravelry! My first swap ever! It’s a treasure swap and there is a list of what to send. I have already found few things to send but I can’t tell what it was until my swapper has recieved it, it’s supposed to be a suprise ;)

Dyeing again!

I spent yesterday in the kitchen dyeing yarn.

I used yellow, red and green foodcolor, water and vinegar. I used the instructions on this site and tried both hot pour dye method and dip dye method.

This is the result:

You can visit my flickr site for more photos.