'Soon' or even 'tomorrow' - did I really promise that?
Anyway, I'm back. Thank you all so very much for your condolences! I tried and try to answer them but you all know the blogger problem with anonymised comments. After all, I thought you more want to be assured that your virtual hugs and comforting words mattered to me than getting personal feedback. Be assured, it helped a lot! Thanks again.
Currently, I am spending literally whole days (as in 'from 8:15 am to 10:00 pm') in Landsbókasafn Ísland or 'The National Library of Iceland' (which seems to have a disturbing impact on my vocabulary) - and why not take you there?
The modern architecture of this building resembles a fortress, complete with a real moat. The intention of this is most probably the idea that books (=knowledge, history, culture, education) are more valuable goods than for example gold and arms to keep safe in such a place. At least I like this idea and Iceland has no other castles or fortresses to compete with this one.
Because it is also a little Project Spectrum-ish and I am badly behind on this one, I'll show you a little more.
an example of the wellness factor
don't miss the raven's flight [mouseover]
My desk, complete with a project spectrum related snack and...
Yes, a knitting project! Don't get the wrong impression. It's only lying there for a homy feeling, not that I would have the time for it other than when commuting. (It's a blind flight: they are going to be ANOTHER pair of Rib and Cable socks in the Regia Canadian colourway Vancouver once they are grown-up.)
I promised some colourful pictures and had really second thoughts about showing cheerful knitting pics while I am so painfully short of time for knitting myself. But what the heck, we all enjoy a peak.
Welcome my first Lorna's Laces sock ever! Singular, for now. The fun with LL has been extremely long lasting, considering that I operated on these sock/s already last year. The project is however a delight.
The fabulous wool in the sizzling colourway 'Bittersweet' was a generous gift from Amanda (wait until you see her next strike!) and the pattern is Jaywalker, of course. (The unregularity on the sole is another attempt to strengthen the sole with slipped stitches)
I decided to avoid pooling on this one, adopting the omnipresent advice to knit with two skeins. Well, I just happend to have them ready after all my first swatches with different patterns and needle sizes. Since somebody was asked how I do this, here is a picture inside out.
In this case, I'll swapped skeins randomly, well, checking them for identical colour sequels before I swapped. The idle strand is weaved in all the way up, carrying it inside the work or outside alterning every row. When changing, I make sure to twist the new thread around the old to avoid holes.
At last, the obligatory note on the weather report. Wondering about the sunny pictures? So do I! European readers, check out Icelandair if you have a little time (and a little more pocket money!) to spend for they offer cheap flights to Iceland, announcing them as 'escaping the snow'! Apparently, ICEland (or I should say Reykjavik) is the only part of Europe that is not covered in snow. Anyone from the Faroers?