I can’t follow rules.

I can’t follow rules.  The easiest way to get me to do something is tell me not to.  I can’t help it.  Naturally, that means I can’t simply answer 11 questions from the ladies who gave me a Liebster Award.  Some of the questions deserve entire posts, like ‘What is your dream vacation?’  I’ve been on my dream vacation.  It was a dream, it’s still a dream.  All through my unemployment, I kept thinking about moving there!  It’s an enchanting place!  And it’s not an uncommon dream vacation for knitters either…Iceland!


Yes, Iceland has awesome waterfalls!

It really was that cold…in June! Look for the little red dot on the ledge in the back, that’s a tiny little person for scale!
Again, look for the people in the back for scale! It was wet & cold but I sat on the bench and knit for at least 5 minutes!
A lot of awesome waterfalls! 
There’s some nice beaches too!
By nice, I mean cold & windy! Just my kind of weather!

Nothing compares to the sweaters though!  There’s like 10x more sweaters than people in the country!  And they’re all different!  The amount of variation is impressive, awesome and inspiring! CIMG3617

Fun Fur! No, Really!! I can’t believe someone imported that shit.

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Sweaters come from yarn…

All natural botanical dyes native to Iceland (save the indigo, apparently even the vikings imported it!)

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This is a small fraction of what I came home with:

…I pretend I live in a yarn store!

Yarn comes from fleeces…

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Fleeces come from sheep…

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And Iceland has a lot of all those things!  It’s an amazing knitting destination!  I can’t wait to go back!  Knitter’s Paradise!  If it’s on your bucket list, and even if it’s not, I can’t recommend going enough.  It will be worth it!


    1. FogKnits

      It’s such an awesome place, there are very few people there but the ones that are, 100% awesome! I went to a bar that had live music one night…40 bicycles parked out front. Not one single bike lock in sight??? Turns out no one uses locks because no one steals bikes there! Meanwhile, here in SF your bike might get stolen within 90 seconds of it being locked down like Fort Knox.

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    1. FogKnits

      In Reykjavik, I stayed at the Kex Hostel a bunch. It’s a very hip place, hands down the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in! The whole place was decorated with awesome maps! They had a 3 dimensional relief map of India that was 8 feet from top to bottom! They had an awesome old map of berlin on my floor, it was probably 8 feet wide. The Iceland map was an old National Geographic Atlas. I spent a couple hours with that book :)

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