Because everything still looks like this around here, I cannot really come to terms with the idea to celebrate green this month. I really need to indulge a little longer on the blossoming season.
Also, I am still having very sporadic encounters with digital cameras (but good news: my own was fixed by Canon supports and will be back in my hands next week!) but no problem. I proudly present stash pictures, meaning pictures from my stash, well.. you know what I mean.
Back in March, you remember the red and pink month, I stumbled across this piece of art downtown. Some might say, only the sculpture is art and the unauthorized 'lost & found' installement, showcasing the red scarf, is mere disrespect. But I liked it, and the poor naked man did not look that pathetic anymore, next to a mount of snow advertising snowscouter excitements (which you can obviosly not see on the picture. Back then, I opted for a sunny spring picture)
On my April stroll in search of orange and yellow, I was surprised by the display of one of the yarn shops in Reykjavik. Could it be that they knew about Project Spectrum? Probably not... Nonetheless, they obviously had easter-blossom-yellowish theme in mind, too.
Not much later, I had the chance to actually enter the shop when doing a little guided yarn shopping tour in Reykjavik. How come? Well, Maggie came all the way from Canada to check out Icelandic yarn. Who's Maggie? Maggie is obviously an avid knitter and knit blog reader and was the first virtual knitter I ever met in real life. She appears to be a very nice person, though I might not entirely vouch for her sanity: She decided to spend eight looong weeks here in Iceland for a work placement. Well... a great liking for Icelandic horses and, as I gathered, long time acquaintance with Lopi wool might make it easier. Talking about wool, Maggie is no girl for small potatoes. Her project while being in Iceland (besides getting used to patriotic phrases as "you can drink the water from the tap, it's the best in the world") will be a lopapeysa! Apparently, knitting a patterned yoke in the round is not tricky enough, and thus, she opted for the hooded cardigan version. Woohoo!
Unfortunately, she is located on the other side of this island and so I have to do like you and keep track of her knitting progress - and other adventures (hint: cute horse pictures!) - by following her blog.
Ready for another virtual-reality experience? Seperated by I don't know how many thousand miles, two knitters are wearing the same socks. Isn't that cool? I made these oddly striped ankle socks from a 150g monster skein a while ago and my blog friend Wanda was the only one, who seemed to develop some liking for the unusual colour combination. [click here for a déjà vu picture] Is it still so? Don't I detect a trace of scepticism between the lines, Wanda?
When I will be done with my last exam tomorrow - and have cleared up my study mess! (the really curious might want to enlarge the picture for a peek into my papers) - I will return with a post, possibly featuring one or more of the following topics: