Ripping!

While the eruption has fizzled out (for now at least), life goes on. That includes knitting and last night I did this: IMG_0047 What is it you ask? Why it is the cut of ribbing of the lopi cardigan I have been knitting. It was supposed to be somewhat roomy and boxy, but when I tried it on, the ribbing was way too loose, too short and generally unflattering. So I cut it off and now I am knitting a twisted rib downwards. IMG_0049

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I really don’t know why I didn’t do that from the beginning (the twisted rib that is). I like it much better than the “ordinary” one and I use it most of the time. But no real harm is done, the cardigan will just take a little more time to finish, and my girl will have to wait a few more days before I start knitting her fall lopi sweater.

On her way to grammar school!
On her way to grammar school!

Increased Activity

The seismic activity in Bárðarbunga has increased  today. According to specialists from the Icelandic Meteorologic Institute it is now impossible to detect individual earthquakes, they are coming that fast.  It is still impossible to say whether there will be an eruption or not, but the Civil Protection coordination centre  has been activated and a plane from the coast guard is getting ready to fly over the glacier.

So in short, no news yet, but things seem to be heating up. Here is the webcam, for those who don’t want to miss anything!

Volcanic Eruption

You know Eyjafjallajökull,

… now you might have to learn a new name: Bárðarbunga.

There has been intense seismic activity since last Saturday in Bárðarbunga, one of Icelands many volcanoes, situated in the northwestern part of Vatnajokull, Iceland’s largest glacier.

Scientists say  that the earthquakes are a strong indication of magma movement underneath the surface, and they do not rule out that an eruption might occur.

The Icelandic Broadcast service posts updates in english at  ruv.is/volcano 

You might also want to follow my facebook page, for updates and information – and just for fun!

For the really interested there is even a live webcam!

 

 

 

 

A New Lopi Cardigan

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I am knitting a Lopi Cardigan from double plötulopi.  It is a stash busting project,  as most – but perhaps not all,  my knitting projects will be this year.
This is the colour lineup :

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I saved the yarn on a bit of tape.  I have not done that before,  but it works very well and I will probably do it again.