Monthly Archives: January 2010

18 Var – For Emily

The sweater, lopapeysa, jumper, whatever you want to call it, for Emily, Ben’s sister is ready. I took it to work yesterday and had a co-worker model it for me so that I could take pictures in daylight. And since daylight is only between about 11-16 these days, I have to improvise.

Var - Lopapeysa - side

Var - Lopapeysa - close up

Var - Lopapeysa - Hood

Var - Lopapeysa - back

Design: 18 Var – from Lopi 29, by Védís Jónsdóttir
Yarn: Létt Lopi by Ístex, 0051, 9423, 1405
Needles, 3,5mm and 4,5mm circular

Knitted as a gift for Emily.
Modeled by Berglind.
Here is the project on Ravelry.

I got some yarn that I bought of Etsy this week, along with a package stuffed full of delicious yarns from Rani who was de-stashing and was sweet enough to send me some of her yarns. Thanks again! I will post pictures, probably this weekend because of before mentioned problem with lack of daylight.


Filed under Clothes, Family, finish, Friends, gifts, Happy Dance, knitting, life, lopi, Other, photograpy, work, yarn

Bring-it-on baby blanket FINISHED!

This was a very enjoyable and easy and fast knit. Did it on and off in about a week and just finished washing it about an hour ago. It is now drying on a towel and looking mighty fine 🙂 It is a gift for my friends baby, Aimee and Johnny who came here for a visit in June this year. They are expecting their first child (a girl, I call her Linda hahaha!) in February and off course I had to make something for the little one!

Bring It On Baby Blanket

Pattern: Bring-it-on Baby Blanket, found free via Pickles
Yarn: Mandarin Petite Cotton
Needle: 6.5mm

Bring It On Baby Blanket

I am very happy with the outcome and can not wait for them to get it. I will mail it off tomorrow, all the way to New York City!

I have various other projects going on. One of them is this scarf that is probably for myself. I say probably because I often start projects for myself, and then end up giving them away to someone. I am sure you have all been there. But I adore the colors in this one! So much fun!


Pattern: Alda from Lopi 29 by Vigdís Jónsdóttir
Yarn: Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball
Needles: 3.5mm


My Icelandic knitting group is having a KAL that starts tomorrow. We are doing Elisabeth Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket and I am going to knit mine for my little nephew that was born on December 23rd. I am going to use this yarn that I bought while in England. I can not wait to start it, the KAL starts tomorrow!


Filed under Clothes, Family, finish, free patterns, Friends, gifts, KAL, knitting, life, Other, yarn

Some Christmas gifts

I made a lot of Christmas gifts this year. Knitted and other. Here are some of them.

Recipe book for Claire

Recipe book for Claire
A recipe book for Claire

Journal for Fanney
A journal/organizer for my sister Fanney

A Wham-Bam Thank You Lamb Neckwarmer for my sister Fanney

Sally's Neck Warmer
A Wham-Bam Thank You Lamb Neckwarmer for Ben’s mother Sally

Recipe book for my grandfather
A notebook for my grandfather and his wife

I have been trying to knit down on my list of orders. I am making a wool sweater for my daughter Sumarrós. I have yarn and a pattern picked out for another sweater for my cousin Bjarki. I am knitting a surprise thing for my friends Aimee and Johnny’s baby who is due in February. And I have yarn for a dress that Claire asked me to make for her sister. So I am busy busy and some things are still secret, like the baby thing I am making so there are no pictures of that at this point. But it is knitting up fast so I will share pictures as soon as I have mailed it and it has been received in New York.

And then I have a gazillion and fifty thousand ideas of other things I want to knit, stitch, crochet, make. Sometimes it feels like my brain is going to explode!


Filed under Christmas, Clothes, Family, Friends, gifts, knitting, life, Other, photograpy, stitching, yarn