|Lilac Leaf: Progress|
For a couple of days this was the only project I had working on my needles (well, along with some other things that I haven't touched for a long while and that are patiently waiting to be finished) but this situation didn't last too long. A friend from Argentina, JC, and me decided to make an EXCHANGE: I would knit a lopapeysa for him and he would do a painting for me. It sounds really interesting. He went through my Flickr gallery and chose this picture to make the painting:
|Pic taken at Þingvallavatn by Kristina|
I am very excited about it! He paints really well and I have never had a portrait of myself painted before! Yesterday he showed me the drawing and is looking goood!
So, in order to get his lopapeysa started we had to make a couple of decisions first:
1. Yarn: Of course it had to be lopi. I personally find that icelandic pullovers made with other fibers look somehow strange. They have to be made with lopi. I chose plötulopi because is my favourite kind of lopi, is it softer and absolutely brilliant to knit with! It will be double thread of plötulopi.
3. Yoke pattern: I was very tempted to use Vetur again. But then I thought that maybe it would be a liitle bit too much. I have already made three of them. So, I sent him pictures of three patterns (some of my favourites):
He chose Órói but without the opening on the side and a short neck.
The same day we made all the decisions I put the stitches on my needles and began. It had been a long time since the last time I knitted with double plötulopi.I had almost forgotten how QUICK it knits! It is like magic! I began two days ago and I have done a little more than half of the lenght of the body section!
|April 30th. It snowed all day.|
Everything was just wonderful outside. A little bit too wet because the snow was really soft but beautiful. Since this is probably the last snow of the winter (or spring, I should say) we decided to go out for a walk and take some pictures. We went to a lake called Hvaleyrarvatn that is very close to my place. It was cool to see all covered with snow but with spring birds (heiðlóa, spói, þröstur and others) everywhere. It was so quite and still that the only sound around was the singing of the birds.
|Heiðlóa (Believe me, the bird is there... go to my flickr and see the pic bigger :)|
One of the things I like the most about where I live is that we have a really nice view of the harbour and it is very common that we see amazing sunsets. On sunday was not the exception. A beautiful day ended with a beautiful sunset (by the way, the sun is setting later and later everyday! It was a little after 22.00 on sunday!)
Here there are a couple of night shots I made using the new little toy :) I still have to learn to calculate the right amount of time that I should keep the lens open... I guess it will be a matter of practice.
PS. I might be a little away for the next day... I am preparing everything for my vacations, yes! I will go on a trip starting on friday... I try to keep you posted! : )