Thursday, 29 August 2013

Hitting the road

After leaving Reykjavik we took the east road and followed the coast, stopping every now and then for any attractive thing we came across. This when Icelandic nature hit us on the face with it's beauty. And it was just the beginning!


Icelandic fingerless gloves

In the first few days of the trip in Iceland it became apparent that the weather would be a lot more chilly than expected. So I ditched the socks that I had just started making with leftover wool from the Aftur sweater, and started these babies:



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The fact that you are willing to say, 'I do not understand, and it is fine,' 
is the greatest understanding you could exhibit.
 
Wayne Dyer


Friday, 23 August 2013

I C E L A N D

Iceland is the land of Ice and Fire, of imaginative fairy tales, of kind people, of unexpected events and rapid weather changes. A land that resembles no other, but sometimes places of our imagination or even other planets!

So it's no wonder that during our trip we saw and experienced things we wouldn't have anticipated. Because no matter what you read, or what kind of pictures you look at, living the Icelandic landscapes is something unique and unreplicable!

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 The more clearly you understand yourself and your emotions, 
the more you become a lover of what is.
 
Baruch Spinoza


Monday, 12 August 2013

Düsseldorf

And so the story of the trip begins! But not with a place in Iceland, with Dusseldorf! My first day of travelling included a day-long stopover in this beautiful German city, so I took advantage of it and payed it a quick visit.


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Whatever difficulty you face, 
there are time-tried ways you can listen your way through. 
Because listening is the doorway to everything that matters. 
It enlivens the heart the way breathing enlivens the lungs. 
We listen to awaken our heart. 
We do this to stay vital and alive.
 
Mark Nepo


Monday, 5 August 2013

Aftur!

Have I mentioned that I am a Lopi fan? I should, because Lopi yarn (and designs) are amazingly awesome!

During the June exams and while being stressed, depressed, running from one thing to another and multitasking, I managed to finish my Aftur just in time before the trip to Iceland. And I LOVE IT.



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Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. 
It is the symbol of his liberty -- his excessive freedom. 
He accepts his boredom, when it comes, 
not merely philosophically, 
but almost with pleasure.
 
Aldous Huxley


Sunday, 4 August 2013

Crochet motifs and macrame

Other pre-trip knitting I got to do involve crochet and macrame instead: I was commissioned to make 20 crochet cotton motifs and two macrame bracelets.



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If you want things to be different, 
perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
 
Norman Vincent Peale


Thursday, 1 August 2013

Bikini tops & frilly yarn experiment #3


So I am back from Iceland! And there is so much to tell from that amazing trip, I don't know where to start from! We took amazing pictures, had awesome time, and I learned a thing or two about Icelandic knitting, if not got inspired for new projects and designs!!

But before I move on describing what happened in July, I have lots to present from June. It was exam period (pretty hard one,.. again) and I didn't have enough time to prepare new posts: I also had my two part time jobs as well as several made to order items.


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Peace in ourselves, peace in the world.
Thich Nhat Hanh