Friday, July 1, 2011

Dishcloth Progress and a Crazy Awesome Announcement!

Despite my minor set-back earlier this week, I am making some progress on the stash.
Five more dishcloths made, and one skein eliminated.
The top two cloths are for my mom The rainbow is one of the CoolSpun Cotton balls she bought me. the other three are just other cloths I've made.
I am working on a few more cloths for her, as well as the baby blanket. I did a few rows yesterday, but it was so hot in the apartment that I just couldn't do any more!
I think I might post a few dishcloths in the Etsy shop. There are a lot of knitters who have cloths for sale, but they are mostly the regular "grandma's favourite" style with the yarn overs at the edges. Most of the cloths I've been doing are striped or patterned in some other way.
Anyone want to weigh in on this? Should I bother listing some cloths? Should I do packs of multiple cloths?

Ok, onto the amazing news. My boyfriend, Richard, has wanted to go to an amazing, far away land for ages. He got an email recently saying the plane tickets were close to half off. So, come mid-September, I will be doing a lot of firsts: first time on a plane, first time outside of North America, first time I'll use my passport (which I still have yet to acquire) and the final, and most important first...
My first time in Iceland.
We have the tickets, and we're getting our travel arrangements... arranged. We have a few must see things to do, and the rest of the time, we're sort of going to fly by the seat of our pants.
Rick and I are both planning on getting a lopapeysa, trying Iceland's world famous hot dogs (which are made with local meat, and therefore perfect for my food eating lifestyle), eating skyr, and hopefully, seeing some sheep.
If any of you have suggestions of things to do in Iceland, please let me know!!


  1. Great! Though I live in Europe I have never been to Iceland but some of my friends and all of them are enthusiastic over that country.
    So have fun! Take care!

  2. wow they are beautiful.. love the color