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Berglind Snæland
Iceland
Welcome to my blog. I quilt, sew, knit, crochet, cook and bake.
Interests: Sewing, quilting, knitting, crochetting... all kinds of handcrafts Bútasaumur, fatasaumur, nytjasaumur, prjóna, hekla... allar gerðir handavinnu
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Oh my, a month since last posting! I've had a really good, but very very very (get it?) BUSY days lately. Here is some of the things I've been doing, I'll blog about it in more details very soon. Where... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Doppan - english
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It's been a while since I posted... some weeks are just so busy I can hardly breathe. We took a one week vacation at a holiday cottage. So much needed!! The kids were enjoying themself, playing outside and inside and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Doppan - english
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The Raven sweater is a beautiful pattern by Dagbjört at the Little knitting shop. I've heard so many great things about this lama wool you can substitute the lopi létt with [although I LOVE the lopi] -- I made this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Here is a white candle flame hat, ready This one has the same rib size as the turquoise but after the rib I increased it more. It fits better for an adult (at least considering my knitting gauge). The turquoise... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Last spring I told you about Anna (at Thimbleanna) who sent me an email, asking me about nice knitting stores in Iceland. In short, I told her, we should meet and I could drive her around, showing her the best... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Doppan - english
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My "Gleðituskur" (the Happy Rags) are six perky ladies... and me... seven ladies at all ages, together in a sewing circle. We've been dating since... well... think think... many years, some have been together longer than others, but all seven... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Yesss... Helga gave me permission :) Here is the recipe for the Almond Cake, I highly recommend this one on a nice Sunday afternoon! [I doubled the recipe because of the big bundt cake pan] {Oh! And one more thing,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Here is the sweater "Kross" from Istex Lopi book #28 The pattern says you should use five colors but I thought three would do just fine. This sweater is quickly knitted because it's quite simple. The gap pattern was a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Finally the flu got us. Eiki (hubby) came home last week with a sore throte and fever and then little Dagur replaced his dad. I had to hug and kiss the little lad so much it was inevitable that the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Here is a pretty and easy knitting hat. The pattern is from Sisse Holmstrup and can be found free on Ravelry. The hat is for Andrea and she chose the color herself. The only "bad" thing about the pattern is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at Doppan - english
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[WARNING! FAR TOO MANY PICTURES AHEAD!] ————- My heart stopped beating for seconds before last Christmas! I got the greatest phonecall ever from my cousin Heiða. Heiða is moving with her family abroad (no, that's not why the phonecall was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at Doppan - english
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As I promised Anna at Thimbleanna.... here we have the brothers, Davíð Freyr (10) and Dagur Freyr (9mo) wearing their matching sweaters. I posted about Dagur's little sweater in October and then I started knitting Davíðs sweater. He really wanted... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Good evening, my name is Dagur Freyr and I'll be your waiter tonight :) Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Doppan - english
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And lets not forget the new family member, Dagur Freyr, born April 2nd 2013 :) Arna (5), Andrea (11), Davíð (10) and Dagur (8 mo) Dagur Freyr 9 months old Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Here is a new Lopi sweater I just finished for Arna (5). She needed a new one for kindergarten, much needed in this cold and humidity, brrr... I love the new Istex Lopi magazine (#33). This sweater, Þula, is one... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Gamla peysan = The old sweater - Nýja peysan = The new sweater Well, January is here - in fact, it's halfway done - and I feel like December went by in 15 minutes. I'm just coming around after December,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Doppan - english
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Oh my! Three weeks since my last post... again! Well, November and December (so far) have been extremely intense. Davíð turned 10 Nov 22nd and we had invided 60 people (yes 60!) over for the birthday party. Of course I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at Doppan - english
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Well, according to my blog I haven't posted since October 15th!! That doesn't mean I'm just sitting around doing nothing, oh no folks! Besides taking care of the home and the family I'm knitting a new lopi sweater for Davíð... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at Doppan - english
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The little lopi sweater for Dagur Freyr is ready and he's so cute wearing it. The sweater is knitted for ca 12 months but if we roll up the sleeves he can wear it now (hihi, see how much we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at Doppan - english
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The kids' latest trend is neoncolors. I'm not a big fan myself - finished my neon phase when I was 10, with neon-yellow hairgel and neoncolored fingerless mittens LOL - but I saw some cute mittens few days ago at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2013 at Doppan - english
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Time sure flies in the fall! Dagur Freyr was baptised September 15th, the kids' school and hobbies (we are talking seriously alot of hobbies!) are going into routine and then there is always something going on every weekend in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at Doppan - english
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In June I posted about a boy's vest I made for Dagur from the danish book Babystrik på pinde 3. Finally I'm finished with the cardigan. I can't say it was much fun to knit it because it's all made... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at Doppan - english
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Block #2 is ready... it's easy to get addicted :) Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at Doppan - english
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Finally!! The name has been decidet... ... I'm proud to present.... Dagur Freyr Eiríksson :) Dagur means "Day", a bright name for a bright boy! He just turned 5 months old (too many pictures, I know, but when you are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2013 at Doppan - english
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Yippee!! My first Swoon block is ready!! :) For those of you who have no clue what I'm talking about, there is a Swoon rage going on in blogland. The Swoon pattern is made by Camille Roskelley. She and her... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at Doppan - english