Friday, March 18, 2011


I have FO's !! I finished the Stockholm scarf and both the Bella's mittens and hat :) no pices as usual but hopefully that will change.

I started on a little lace shawl called Lazy Katy a cleverly constructed but easy and it shows off the long stripes in my Cranberry Zauberball perfectly. I am using mods that I found on Ravelry to omit the double row of eyelets that are on the shorter end of the shawl edging and it looks good so far.  I think this will be finished soon as it is knit on 4.5 mm needles.

I am also looking my stash for other projects and there are a few that I am thinking about, I feel the need for something beaded so probably a shawl of some sort.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Video Podcasts

For those of you who know my personally and probably others too, you know that I can't knit or spin without watching or listening to something. Right now I am alternating between watching lots os Scifi TV series and Video Podcasts. I

just finished a watching Firefly again and still trying to figure out why there was only one season it is such a great show. Before that I watched all the Stargate series SG1, Atlantis and now I am watching SGU as it runs.

As for Video Podcasts I try to keep up with them but there are so many new cropping up that I probably don't know about yet. My all time fav and one of the longes running is Round The Twist with Carin. I love her show and it always inspires my to knit, lucky for me she is on a yarn diet so no temptations there as I am on one myself.

If you have not tryed those type of podcasts I highly recommend them as they are fun and you always see some new things and watching what other people are knitting is also alway inspiring.
Most of thoes shows have Ravelry groups and are on Itunes as well for those of you who prefer that. I usually just watch them on the blogsites.

As for knitting I am still working on the Stockholm Scarf but I am at the finishing line, the laceweight of doom is not getting much love but I am almost done with the first strand of the 3. I intend to take a brake between the strands and next up will probably be singles spun from some Falkland top dyed by Feltstudio here in the UK. I got this and 2 others of her tops at Woolfest last year so it is high time for them to be spun. David's fiber club from SCF is on it's way from Australia and I am looking forward to that as usual. My friend Jacqui who runs Spinning a Yarn is also having a fiber update later this month and I snagged one braid of super sorted BFL from ther at the last Spin A Rosie. I loveh her fiber and have a plastic box nearly full of it :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

A new Blogpost!!

After 3 years of not blogging I am finally going to revive the blog! mostly for me to keep tally of what I am doing and hopefully get some pictures on. That is not going to happen for a while as my camera is not working :(

I moved to England at the start of last year so now I am much closer to a spinning community witch is great and I have made great friends here and living in England is generally wonderful. I miss my kids of course and my mum and my friends but a change is a good thing and being away from Iceland makes you see what is happening over there in a whole other light than when your sitting in the middle of all the scandals and corruption following the economic crash.

But back to knitting, this is my list of finished objects of the year since I came back from my Christmas holiday in Iceland on the 8th of January:

Lopisweater Hermann Lopi
Lopisweater Sonja Lopi
Lopisweater Hulda Lopi
Lopisweater Abbie 6 years Lopi
Lopisweater Ben 8 years Lopi
Merit Beret Kiz Lopi
Thorpe Chris Lopi
Hat Ben Lopi
Hat Abbie Lopi
Hat Harrison Lopi
Hat Evie Lopi
Hat Henri Lopi
Merit Beret Sonja Lopi
Merit Beret Hulda Lopi
Hat Hermann Lopi
Hat Elli Lopi
Mittens Ben misc
Mittens Abbie misc
Mittens Harrison misc
Mittens Evie misc
Mittens Hermann Lopi
Mittens Elli Lopi
Shawl Haruni with 16 rows extra repeats Polwarth Handspun Antartica SCF
Merit Beret Agusta Handspun
Fair Isle mittens form a kit Finnish wool
Tea Cosy from Ring A Rosie Merino and glimmer yarns
Cardigan from Drops bluegreen Merino Extra Fine Tebe yarn
Cardigan from Drops red Merino Extra Fine Tebe yarn
Merit Beret for Sonjas mum Lopi

I have also been spinning a lot and this is my tally for the same period:

My handdyed Shetland in red Bulky 2 ply 80 yards
My handdyed BFL green and orange Fingering Singles 215 yards
SCF Polwarth Antartica blue/greenish Heavy Lace 2 ply 540 yards
Commercial silk merino rose Fingering N plyed 425 yards
Merino Singles multicolored primary colors Fingering Singles 382 yards
Lunabudknits BFL Ace green/brown/pink Worsted 2 ply 170 yards
Downland SAY purple/red/yeallow Fingering N plyed 245 yards
Downland SAY green/blues/yellow Fingering N plyed 332 yards
Corridale SAY gray/brown/orange Fingering N plyed 213 yards
Camel/Silk from Jaquie mother of pearl DK 2 ply 186 yards
Organic Merino Cosmopolitan SCF Fingering Singles 472 yards
Merino/Tensel The Yarn Yard red/pink Fingering N plyed 302 yards
Probably Merino Pink/green/brown DK 2 ply 146 yards
Merino Singles pink browns greens Fingering Singles 235 yards
Merino Multicolored Lace 2 ply 835 yards
Probably Merino Pink/green/brown Worsted 2 ply 298 yards
Lunabudknits batt with all kinds of fiber Lace 2 ply 561 yards
BFL and Silk peackoc DK 2 ply 194 yards
Downland SAY yelow/red/orrange Fingering 3 ply 284 yards
Superwash merino red yellow orange black Fingering 3 ply 478 yards
SAY Shetland in blues - blue merino Bulky 3 ply 388 yards

Total 6981

On my needles now is a Stockholm Scarf of Sonja my sons Hermann's GF and a Tappan Zee cardi for me in burnt orange. On the wheel is a batt from SCF that I am spinning into 1300 yards single for one of 3 plyes of fingering weight to knit the Galadriels Mirror Shawl in a KAL in the SCF group on Ravelry.