Crafts · Crochet · Knitting · This and That

How to Knit Like An Icelandic Man

Found this video while searching for videos of Iceland on Vimeo. Being a long-time crocheter and a new knitter as well as a fan of Iceland, this video made me grin from ear to ear. He’s not really knitting, though. He’s doing Tunisian crochet. And yes, I do that, too!

Addendum: Been seeing a lot of hits to this post. Where did you come from, lovely folks? :-) Please do tell! Curious mind wants to know!

Crafts · Knitting · This and That

Look Who’s Knitting Now!

According to Google Analytics, the majority of my blog readers are males between the age of 18 and 34 whose main interest is sports. With that knowledge in mind, let me tell you about my brand new skill: knitting! Because here at Fjords & Firths, we happily cater to the wrong demographic.

I can’t remember when I had my first attempt to learn how to knit. Must’ve been two or three years ago, and I kept coming back to it once or twice every year since, but I just couldn’t wrap my head around it. Anyway, the stars and planets must’ve aligned perfectly to my advantage last week when I decided to give knitting another try, because I finally got it!
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Patchwork Granny Square Blanket of Love

I did it! I finally made a crocheted granny square blanket! Finishing it made me feel like a bona fide hooker or crocheter or whatever you want to call it.

I started making the blanket the end of last month because I needed something to distract myself from feeling depressed about not being in Iceland anymore and having to endure the scorching hot weather all summer long. Okay, so we have air conditioning at home, but still, hot weather always makes me all stressed out. That’s why I can’t travel to tropical countries. It just won’t end up being relaxing.
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Crafts · Crochet · Life · This and That

She Sells Sea Shells

Last Monday, my husband had to go to Orlando, Florida for a training and I was left alone to my own device for 4 days/3 nights. I know, right? A training? At The Happiest Place On Earth™? What was he training to be? Mickey Mouse? Well, it actually had something to do with robots, because he’s just that kind of guy.
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Jayne Cobb’s Hat 2.0

I made another Jayne Cobb‘s cunning hat using a different pattern than the last one. This one is going to a random person on reddit as I’m participating in the reddit’s Hats and Scarves Exchange. Now let’s see if I can pull off crocheting a scarf in less than 48 hours. Worst case scenario, I just have to buy my match one, though I’d really rather make one myself. We shall see!
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