Monthly Archives: November 2013

Bits & Pieces – November 18th

Past week was great. I had a busy but good time at work and at home and last Friday, Geysir, the company I work for launched a new ad campaign that is absolutely stunning. The new photos were shot by Elisabeth Toll from Sweden and are absolutely breathtaking.

Geysir

We also launched our first TV commercial and you can see it here.
We have a new clothing line by our designer, Erna Einarsdóttir and everything she designed is so beautiful, from the hats to the blankets. We are all very proud and happy that everything is going so well for us.

Networking
Launching the new ad on Facebook on Friday.

Elevator paaaarteyy
Elevator party!

The guys that own the company invited us and our partners to dinner on Saturday and we had loads of fun and went out dancing after.

I want!
I want this. Cape by Farmers Market.

Crappy wearther made better with candles, blankets and movies
It has been snowing and pretty dark and gloomy. I try to make it a little more bearable by lighting candles around the house, and keeping warm under blankets and knitting.

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Bits & Pieces, November 10th

Another week has flown by. I was busy both at work and at home, did a good deal of knitting and some crochet, along with everything else one has to do on a day to day basis.

Turn a Square

Turn a Square
The man got a new hat for winter.
Pattern: Turn a Square by Jared Flood
Yarn: Cascade 220 and 7 Veljestä Raita for the stripes
Needle: 4mm

New knitting book that I won, woohoo!
I got a new knitting book that I surprisingly won in a game on Facebook I did not even enter myself, but was nominated by a friend.

Japanese knitting magazine, all about Icelandic lopi! Thanks, Yuka!
My friend Yuka from Japan gave me this really cool Japanese knitting magazine that is all about Icelandic Wool.

The best Joe I've ever known
My favorite Joe in the world was visiting Iceland.

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I started a new cardigan for myself. I am using one ply of Plötulopi (un-spun Icelandic Wool) and one ply of Isager Spinni Tweed. I love how those two very different types of wool come together and can’t wait to see the outcome once I have finished the cardigan.

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Bits & Pieces – November 3rd

This past week was one of the most difficult and draining weeks I have had in a long time. So this weekend has been especially well appreciated. I have done nothing but relax, cook, some laundry and both crochet and knit as much as I that’s my best outlet for stress and leaves me relaxed and content.

Ungbarnapeysa

Ungbarnapeysa

Ungbarnapeysa
Pattern: Ungbarnapeysa by Tinna Þórudóttir Þorvaldar.
Yarn: Strikkebogen.dk Pimabomuld 8/2
Hook: 3mm

My daughter Karítas just became a big sister 3 days ago! Her father and his wife had a little baby girl that is absolutely perfect and Karítas is so proud and grew up over night, as you do when you get this great role of being the older sibling. When she was told that she was expecting a baby sister sometime this summer, she went straight to work. She went through my knitting and crochet books and found this sweater design that she asked me to make for her baby sister.
We went to our LYS and she picked out the yarn and the colours and the button and I went to work on the execution. We both really like how it turned out, and yesterday her father picked her up and she went to spend some time with her sister and gave her the sweater. It is much to big for now, but hopefully I will share pictures of her wearing it once it fits.

#knittothemusic #knitting @raggaknits @westknits congrats!Knit to the Music goodness!

I went to Ragga Eiríks (Knitting Iceland founder) and Stephen West show, Knit to the Music, of knitted goodness, music and photography (by photographer Baldur Kristjáns) at KEX hostel. I met Stephen West (yes, I did get a bit star struck, he is SO nice!) and the show was really interesting and inspiring. There is a book coming and I am definitely putting it on my Christmas Wish List!

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