NaNoWriMo (the November writing frenzy) is almost over. A lot of people have met the 50000 word goal. I am not one of them. Far from it. But it has still been a great success for me. I did start the novel I have been thinking about for a long time and although I may not be as far along as I planned I know where it is going and that makes me very happy.
This weekend the Reykjavík book fair fills the city hall.
It’s an action filled fantasy for teens, and the title translates something in the direction of “The devils apprentice”
This friendly guy was waiting outside, hungry for culture, or perhaps just bread…
Granny Squares. Just the plain old slightly boring version, are my best bus project yet. A bus project you ask?
I don’t own a car so I like to have a ongoing project in my bag at all times. But not all projects are suitable bus projects. At least not for me. Bulk is a factor. I have lugged an almost finished sweater with me, but that is not ideal. An overstuffed handbag is not very chic.
But the most important this is that I must be able to do it, almost without looking at it.
It I look down for too long in any kind of vehicle I get car sick. So stocking stitch, or any plain knitting is ideal. So is simple crochet. And granny squares certainly are not complicated.
How to use them? Here are some fun ideas.
My squares are going to be arm chair covers. Stay tuned!
This piece of knitting graffiti or yarn bombing is so beautiful and very cool too:
It’s on the breakwater in Flateyri, a small village in the West fjords of Iceland.
The artist, Gunnhildur J. Brynjólfsdóttir, also made this colourful and sunny bicycle, which was probably the single most photographed thing in Flateyri last summer:
And while we are on the subject of Flateyri, here are two of my favourite photos from the village: