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

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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Bought Something, Made Something

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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She Sells Sea Shells

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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Jayne Cobb’s Hat 2.0

Jayne Cobb’s Hat 2.0

I made anoth­er Jayne Cobb’s cun­ning hat using a dif­fer­ent pat­tern than the last one. This one is going to a ran­dom per­son on red­dit as I’m par­tic­i­pat­ing in the reddit’s Hats and Scarves Exchange. Now let’s see if I can pull off cro­chet­ing a scarf in less than 48 hours. Worst case sce­nario, I just have to buy my match one, though I’d real­ly rather make one myself. We shall see!
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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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