Monthly Archives: July 2013

Bits & Pieces – July 28th

I only have 8 days left of my vacation. E I G H T days! Gah! Where does time go and why does it go by so quickly? We finally got some summer this week. High temps (for Iceland), sun and calm weather. It has been amazing and I have some new freckles to prove it. We have been swimming, walking, biking, jogging and just enjoying.

Cindi Brumpton asked me a question and featured my answer on her blog. ‘What have you learned from knitting?’

Here are some snaps from the past few days.

Karítas is back! We missed you! ❤
First of all, Karítas came back home! Oh how we missed her and LOVE having her back with us!

My grandparents with my mom and her siblings.
Top row from left: Hulda, Atli and Rósa (my mother)
Bottom row from left: My grandmother Kamma, Berglind, Svala and my grandfather Guðlaugur.

1st attempt at a #crochet #stone @rodprjonar
My first attempt at a crochet stone.

Mother & Daughter
“Mom, take a photo of us together in the mirror!”
And I did and I love that photo!

#slutwalk #drusluganga #reykjavík #iceland
Slut Walk in Reykjavík yesterday.

#laugadalur #iceland
Part of my running path in Laugardalur. So beautiful.

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Bits & Pieces – July 21st

I am on vacation. And finally it feels like I am on vacation as I am finally relaxed enough. I always have a hard time getting into the right mindset for not waking up in the morning and going to work. Guess I am a creature that likes routine. Thankfully, I also like relaxing, I just take my time getting used to it.

BOOM! #yarnstorm #yarnbombing #yarngraffiti #yarnstorming #crochet #iceland #hespa #borgarfjörður
I did a little yarngraffiti on my way to visit Hespuhúsið, where you can buy the most amazing herb dyed Icelandic wool.

#hespa #herbdyedwool
See! Amazing, isn’t it?

My favorite showed up at the cabin @deibpia
Me and Sumarrós and my mom went to my grandfathers cabin in Skorradalur and stayed for 5 days. My friend Rósa came for a visit.

Foli Sindri wearing the sweater I knitted for him
I finished this sweater for my friend Óli. The pattern is Grettir by Jared Flood. The pattern is amazingly well written and I highly recommend it. I did some changes though, like opening it up and added a zipper and a hood to it.

So tired of the #rain #selfie
It has been raining almost all summer. I am very tired of it, but the forecast says that next week might be better. I hope it comes true.

Preperation for #menningarnótt2013 #yarnstorm #yarnbombing #yarngraffiti #hlemmur https://www.facebook.com/events/589637911059027/
Preparing for the next yarnstorm project. You are invited!

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Yesterday, me and my friend Rod went for a drive to Snæfellsnes to visit a rocky beach called Djúpalónssandur. It was absolutely amazing and fun and beautiful. This part of Iceland is so beautiful it makes my heart swell up.

#djúpalónssandur #snæfellsnes #iceland #ocean #rocks
Djúpalónssandur

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We also visited Rauðfeldargjá. Amazing!

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Me. Photo by Rod.

Tomorrow Karítas comes home after 4 weeks away! I CAN NOT WAIT! Hugs and kisses galore!

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Bits & Pieces – July 7th

The past two weeks have been extremely busy as they were the last days at the office for some time. I am now officially on summer vacation for the next 4 weeks! Yes! I start working again on August 6th. A much needed vacation for me and I am super excited about it.

I have some projects to work on, one for my yarnstorming group that is super exciting and then off course my own personal knitting and crochet projects. I am going to my grandfathers summer house next week and am just making small plans here and there to fill up the 4 weeks. I don’t want to be too busy though, I really need to relax also.

Sumarrós wearing the #Gir suit she and her grandmother made together
Sumarrós and my mother made this Gir (from Invader Zim) suit for her.

French feast in my backyard ❤
Last Sunday, my friend Claire from France was here for a visit and she cooked us this beautiful French cousine feast. The weather was nice so we ate in my garden.

Lunch with my parents
Lunch with my parents. We went to Grillmarkaðurinn for the best burgers in Iceland. Amazing!

#stones #skorradalur
Stones in Skorradalur.

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