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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…

 

My ugliest FO !

Inspired by this link on Ravelry I decided to show you my ugliest FO (finished object for those not yet familiar with the knitting lingo ;) )… EVER!

So… here goes:

S6002790

S6002789Shawl/scarf/whatever.
The lace drowns in the yarn and everything
about this FO is wrong. In one word: Disgusting!

What can I say? Sometimes you just fail :Þ

More FO’s !

Just finished to knit to tiny baby caps. They are sooo soft and make a great gift for newborns.

Tiny baby silk caps
Yarn:  Debbie Bliss Pure Silk
Needles:  3 mm.
Pattern bought at Storkurinn, Reykjavík, Iceland.

More photos on my flickr!

And it’s Saturday- love it! I’m not going to get dressed all day. It’s a pajamas Saturday with knitting and candy – couldn’t be better!

Autumn knits!

Autumn is here! There is no way for me not to notice as the rain has been poring down for a week now. I love the autumn, it’s cozy and for me it means new beginning. I started reading folklore at the University of Iceland in the beginning of September and now my days are full of folklore (they were before, I just didn’t know it! ;) ) and knitting. And a little Bubbles. Just a little… ;)

I have great friends that moved to Iceland one year ago. Me and my boyfriend are going to visit them tomorrow and I will bring this:

A little winter package

Lopi hats for the whole family :)

(Let’s hope they won’t read the blog before we arrive!)

Mittens completed!

Spent yesterday afternoon and evening knitting THE mittens. I decided to fool myself so I started on the left one, clever clever! Around midnight two Lopi mittens were done and waiting to dry!

Pretty!

In about 13 hours I will be in a bus with my students (that will soon become my former students!) on our way to Denmark. It’s their graduation trip and the last thing I will do as their teacher. I will take the mittens with me as a gift to a woman that will be my host for 3 nights.

So… until next Friday I’ll be in Denmark enjoying myself in the sun (22°C… a “little” warmer than it has been in Iceland last few days…), knitting outside some cafés while my students spend their summer salaries and ride the roller-coasters in Tivoli. I won’t be able to blog so I thought I’d show you some fun websites and podcasts so you won’t miss me to much ;)

Podcasts are brilliant! You can listen to it whenever you want and it’s a great entertainment while knitting!

The electric sheep is my favorite podcast! If you have iTunes you can subscribe to the podcast there, for free of course. If not you can find all the episodes here (the older ones) and here (the newer ones). You can also find the Electric sheep on Twitter!

Yknit is another podcast I enjoy. It’s so alive and fresh! You can download the podcast here.