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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Many things

I´ve been doing so many different things lately that I just don´t know where to start! :-) So let´s begin...

1. I´ve been knitting my lace-shawl "Hálfskák" - I´m almost done... only about 5 rounds to knit and I´m finished. Can´t believe I did it and can´t wait to start "Kyrrð" (knitting my day away).

2. I baked my own birthdaycake with Dagbjört (or should I say: she baked it, I watched). She showed me how to decorate cakes with fondant. It was so much fun - I just loved it and you can do almost anything with it! Thank you so much Dagbjört! We made a very girly, pink mumin-cake. My son told me, he want´s a mumin-cake for his birthday in july too, which made me really happy since I love the mumins too! :-)

3. I made a hat and a scarf for a cousin of mine, who was graduating - out of one of my favorite yarns, the icelandic "kambgarn". The hat-pattern: "Bleik og bjúdíful" from the book "fleiri prjónaperlur. The scarf: my own design.


4. I LOVE garlic, you can´t believe how much! :-D That´s why I made some persian, pickled garlic yesterday. You heat up some vinegar with black peppercorns, put some garlic-cloves in a jar (without the skin) and then you mix the two things together. Then you have to wait as long as possible- the longer, the better. A persian friend of mine told me, her mother waits 7 years - I tasted this 7 years old, pickled garlic at her home and I can´t describe how good it was - the best thing ever. It was black, sweet, mild and sour. I don´t think I have the patience to wait so long...



5. I´ve been preparing and buying everything I need to finally start dyeing yarn with plants: flowers, trees and other things from nature. I´ll start with onion peel because that´s what I have at home - and einband because that´s what I need for "Kyrrð".

7 comments:

  1. I love the pickled garlic, pretty jars with owls

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  2. Þú ert alveg ótrúlega dugleg að koma hlutum í verk! Ég fer í svona geri-stuð þegar ég les bloggið þitt!
    Er þetta hvítlaukurinn þinn í krukkunum á myndinni? Alveg hrikalega girnilegt! Mér hefði aldrei dottið í hug að sejta hann í edik, verð að prufa! Og að bíða í sjö ár???? Þetta er svona eins og með vín bara!;)
    Sæt húfan sem þú prjónaðir og trefillinn æði! Og ég hlakka til að sjá sjalið sem þú ert að klára!

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  3. Dagbjört: takk fyrir! Ég fékk uglumyndirnar af snilldarsíðunni: ttp://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com. Hvítlaukur rokkar feitt!

    Jóhanna: takk fyrir! En gaman að þessi skrif mín koma þér í geri-stuð! :-) Þessi hvítlaukur er virkilega góður, ef maður hefur mikla þolinmæði til að bíða eftir honum... alveg einsog vín, það er rétt! :-)
    í samb. við sjalið: ótrúlegt hvað það er seinlegt að prjóna yfir 300 lykkjur af svona fíngerðu garni! :-D

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  4. that cake is so charming. :D the garlic looks delicious and is packaged with such care and beauty. the wool-dying with natural elements is fascinating. i can't wait to see more of it. :)

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  5. :-) Thank you Melissa! I just love garlic - and nicely packed even more ;-) I´m having so much fun dying wool - it really is fascinating! The exciting thing is, you never really know what colour you will get out of the pots!

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  6. Takk fyrir! :-) Múmínálfarnir klikka ekki frekar en fyrri daginn!

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