Monthly Archives: February 2010

Heart Exchange – From Rósa

I got my Heart Exchange today when I went to lunch at Rósa’s house. This is a part of a Heart Exchange that we started in our Icelandic stitching group. I was speachless when she handed me this beautiful bright red heart shaped wood box. Beautiful! And when I opened it, I saw the beautiful extras she included!

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Thank you my darling Rósa!

Heart Exchange from Rósa

Heart Exchange from Rósa

Heart Exchange from Rósa

Heart Exchange from Rósa

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Öskudagur and weekend knitting

I have been sick since Friday. I am feeling a lot better but still have a slight fever. Hopefully this is the last day with a fever since I have a very busy week ahead of me at work. So I have been staying home, watching movies and Seinfeld. Oh, how I love Seinfeld.

I have been working on a shawl for myself that I am absolutely in love with. I bough the yarn (Noro Kureyon Sock) while I was in England over Christmas and knew instantly that it would become a shawl. And when I saw the simple design that is the Boneyard Shawl I decided to make that my first knitted shawl. It is very simple and plain, just like I had imagined. The yarn really does the design, makes it look very pretty. I love the colour variation of this yarn, it reminds me of the traditional Icelandic sheep colours.

Boneyard Shawl
Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Sock S149
Needles: 4mm

I have also been working on a Lopapeysa for my daughter Sumarrós. That one is coming together great. I am mixing and matching several Lopi designs to fit her wishes. I can’t wait to start the pattern for the chest piece.

Sumarrós's Lopapeysa
Pattern is a mix of several Lopi designs. I will list them once the sweater is finished. Yarn is Létt Lopi from Ístex.

I am also working on a stitching project that is getting very close to being finished. Pictures of that later this week as it is for an exchange that is due tomorrow.

And this last week was Öskudagur, which is basically our Halloween of sorts. The kids dress up in costumes and go out to stores and sing for candy. Sumarrós decided to be a Disco Queen and Karítas was a princess, off course.

Disco Queen and Princess

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More of the BSJ

My little nephew was Christened yesterday so he got his BSJ as a gift from me. The Christening was at my parents house so there was lots of family and friends there. All the pictures can be found on my Flickr account.

He looks so cute in it. A picture (or seven) is worth a thousand words.

Adrían's Christening
My sister Fanney is Adrían’s godmother.

Adrían, Gyða and Dominik
The proud parents with their son.

My beautiful daughters
My beautiful daughters.

Eskimo kiss
Me stealing some baby love.

Adrían wearing the BSJ I knitted
The little guy slept through the whole thing, but decided to wake up after everyone had left.

Adrían wearing the BSJ I knitted
Cute isn’t he?

My mom and Adrían
With his grandmother, my mom.

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Adrian’s Baby Surprise Jacket

I started this as a KAL (Knit-A-Long) project with my Icelandic knitting group, Garnaflækja (that means Tangled Yarns) on January 18th. I made an error and found out after some knitting that the yarn (the multicoloured one) I was using would not be enough to finish the whole thing, so I frogged it, bought additional yarn and started it again. I am super happy with it. It is going to be a gift for my little nephew that was born on December 23rd. His Christening is next Sunday so this is a perfect gift for him.

Baby Surprise Jacket

Baby Surprise Jacket

Baby Surprise Jacket

Baby Surprise Jacket

Baby Surprise Jacket

Baby Surprise Jacket

Baby Surprise Jacket
The project on Ravelry
Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket
Designer: Elizabeth Zimmermann
Yarn: Dalegarn Lerke in 5563 and Mirasol Yarn Hacho in 319
Needles: 3,5mm Circular Knit Picks

This was such a joy to knit. I think this pattern is such a “cult classic” that it should be almost mandatory to knit, if you are into knitting. And well, if you fancy it. I see many more of these in the future. Such a cute project for new babies. And living in Iceland, one can always use warm and soft jackets for the little ones. The yarns were very good to knit, especially the Mirasol Hacho. Absolutely amazing, joy to knit with! Now I want more of it, in other colours even though I like this one very much.

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New yarn candy

Yarn is candy right? Stash is candy. At least it all has pretty colours and often smells nice and you just want to stuff your face in it. Here are two skeins of yarn that I bought here.

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Forrest Floor

Forrest Floor

• 100% Super Fine Merino
• 3.5 oz
• Appox 950 yards, A shawl or 2 scarves
• Lace weight weight–use #00-#4 needles


And then the beautiful yarns that I got as a gift from Rani.

Super Nova

Precious Metals

Green Blue wool

Mama Llama

Pumpkin Spice

Sugar'n Cream

If you click the images, I have put the info I had on the yarns under each of them on my flickr page.

I have been knitting a wool dress for a friend who is going to give it as a gift. I am soooo close to being done, I will probably finish it tonight or tomorrow. It is a combination of a few patterns but together as a dress so I am quite excited to see how it is going to turn out. So far, so good!

I will also soon have a stitching project to share! Woohoo! We are doing a heart themed exchange in my stitching group and I decided to join in on the fun to get me stitching again!

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