How to Knit Like An Icelandic Man

Found this video while searching for videos of Iceland on Vimeo. Being a long-time crocheter and a new knitter as well as a fan of Iceland, this video made me grin from ear to ear. He’s not really knitting, though. He’s doing Tunisian crochet. And yes, I do that, too!

Addendum: Been seeing a lot of hits to this post. Where did you come from, lovely folks? :-) Please do tell! Curious mind wants to know!


Patchwork Granny Square Blanket of Love

I did it! I finally made a crocheted granny square blanket! Finishing it made me feel like a bona fide hooker or crocheter or whatever you want to call it.

I started making the blanket the end of last month because I needed something to distract myself from feeling depressed about not being in Iceland anymore and having to endure the scorching hot weather all summer long. Okay, so we have air conditioning at home, but still, hot weather always makes me all stressed out. That’s why I can’t travel to tropical countries. It just won’t end up being relaxing.
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ipod (Medium)

Bought Something, Made Something

We had been on the lookout for a used MP3 player ever since we found out that the car stereo in our rental car in Iceland won’t play MP3 files. I was also looking into buying new but not willing to burn $50 for a new MP3 player with only 2GB storage. Enter Kijiji.
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P1140471 (Medium)

She Sells Sea Shells

Last Monday, my husband had to go to Orlando, Florida for a training and I was left alone to my own device for 4 days/3 nights. I know, right? A training? At The Happiest Place On Earth™? What was he training to be? Mickey Mouse? Well, it actually had something to do with robots, because he’s just that kind of guy.
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New Specs and Jayne Cobb’s Hat

So I got new specs! It’s frame #5 (see this post) with the same, old prescription. The optometrist didn’t find any changes in my eyes, and, unlike the last time two years ago, he didn’t mention anything about glaucoma. Maybe it’s disappeared, maybe I never had it in the first place. Who knows. I don’t even need bifocals yet, so yay to my eyes for doing great! I need to keep eating a lot of carrots.
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