Monday, December 30, 2019

Stitching Day

 I picked the wrong day to do my stitching. It was dark and dreary yesterday. No sunny window for me. I slogged through it while watching Floss Tube. Before I even got started I had to pick out a few rows of my house. I hadn't noticed that the windows have three panes on the top and four on the bottom. It was a quick fix.

 My stitching "panic packing" was bringing along the neglected little Arctic Circle Santa that I've been working on for several Christmases. I only have the beading left and it was actually pretty fun. I was afraid of it at first but what the heck, no one will care but me if it's not perfect.

While I was working I was also texting back and forth with Daughter. She was here.

 I'd sent her with the mitten pattern that matches my Mosi hats and she was trying to buy me yarn for it.

 We were discussing the merits of the different Lopis....

....when the shopkeeper suggested I try this. I don't know what Daughter ended up getting but I'm terribly excited to find out.

 The Icelandic knitting shops are not just for knitting supplies. Look at all those beautiful lopapeysas for sale. Even though I already have four that I've made, it makes me want to cast another one on. They are always my go to sweaters when it gets cold. It's the best fit for my body type which is getting more and more Hobbity every day.

I've always wanted a Riddari. This might be the year. Resolutions, anyone?


  1. Santa looks great and his sweater matches the ones in Iceland. Liana

  2. How fun to be texting with your daughter in a yarn shop! Lucky lady. I would love to knit one of those sweaters for myself but I really, really need to lose about 25 lbs. first. I don't want to spend that much time and money knitting a sweater that won't fit and I don't want to make it to fit me now because I'm too comfortable with my size as it is.
    Maybe I should make that a gift to myself if I actually lose the weight. I'll knit myself a nice sweater. You'll have to teach me how to do colorwork. I've always been terrible about my tension. :-)

  3. Oooh, all those sweaters are gorgeous!

  4. Iceland was already on my bucket list, but this just makes me want to go more!

  5. I love seeing how the work on your house has progressed (the cross-stitch one this time). That is going to be just beautiful. What a wonderful yarn shop and I am sure you will be getting some real treasures. I do not know a single person who has been to Iceland and don't really know much about the country.

  6. Oh, the Icelandic sweaters are superb! They always call to me, too. Can't wait to see what yarn you get!

  7. Such beautiful sweaters and look at all that yarn!

  8. Oooh! I love the Arctic Santa! Can't wait to see the beaded version. I'm so far behind in blog reading your daughter is probably already home and you've probably already knit the mittens but... I can't wait to see what yarn she brought you.