The prospect of something new…

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There is certainly a prospect of a new life in the comming weeks and months and this will most likely be the longes post I have ever posted and will ever post. And this is also the reason for my rather non exiting posts lately. I have been occupied with selling and buying houses, applying for jobs and organising the movement of our furniture and stuff to the other end of the country etc.

The reason for all this is that we have a plan to leave the hussle of the city and move to the countrysite. We found a very cute little house only 15 minutes drive from a town in the north part of Iceland, that is it there on the photo. We sold our house here in Reykjavík in order to chase our dream. It’s a dream of beeing more self sufficient, beeing able to be better aware of  what we really want in life, in more harmony with nature and with ourselves.

My partner is now finally going be able to write all the novels that he has harvested through the years and keeps inside his brilliant head. Me, I am going to be working at seniours commuity center, acctually knitting, woodcarving and do crafts all day long with the elderly and giving courses on these things. I cannot belive how lucky I am, it’s almost scary and I am afraid to jinx it somehow, hence my very late post about it. This also meens that I can better concentrate on what I am good at and my intrests, like knitting, drawing, woodcarving, gardening, growing vegetables and almost live the life of an homesteader, which I find very appealing.

The house we bought has two bedrooms, it is 116 square meters and although the size of it fits us well it would be nice to have an extra room, a guestroom. For that, I might have a solution. In the yard there is a fair sizesed shed about 60 sqare meters. And I believe that would be perfect for both a guest room or a studio appartment even, and a workshop for myself. And therefore I am going to have to master the art of DIY. I am capable to do simple things but to build interor walls, plumming, electricity and such might be to much, but you never know unless you give it a go, right, well the plumming and electicity I will leeve to the professionals… perhaps 🙂

I look so forward to my new country life. I just can’t wait, I have been reading up on permaculture and how to build greenhouses with recicled materials and keeping the cost as limited as possible. I have even been looking up the possibilites of windturbines. This Icelandic company, Icewind, has this small and clever design of windturbines, that are just brilliant. It is not huge and high up in the air. You can just put on top of your house or sommerhouse or what ever and it broduces electricity even if the wind is not so strong. This a link to their webside, I incurage anyone interested in that kind of thing to have look: icewind.is

I was thinking about writing about the process of my new coutrylife, in this blog, or perhaps it would be better to have one just for that but I kind of like my old blog and so even if it would not be just about knitting it might not matter so much, I hope!

Well, I hope your weekend has been lovely, mine was quite  hectic since we just moved our furniture and things inside one of those big boxy containers and it will soon be on its way up to the north with a ship. Now we sleep on a blown up mattress in the living room since it as a multiple purpose as a bed, a sofa and eating place and there is not much else here. Now we wait for the Easter to come and go because that means that we are moving! 🙂

 

 

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Mumin mittens

My daughter has wanted a pair of these for ages and maybe it’s time for me to make her one. The mittens are made by Soile Peltokangas, a Finish lady, and my daughter has always been a fan of the hattifattener and so task begins…here is a link to the pattern, in both Finish and in English:

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Double knitting

Ever since I knew one could do double knitting I have been curious about how it is done, but never took the time to really look into it and find out…until this week. And guess what, it is not that complicated, at least not as complicated as I had imagined. I wathced a video on Youtube made by ”whiletheyplay” and then I started to make a swatch. As you can see on my pictures I made a mistake there. Always good to make a swatch when learning a new method, for this exact reason 🙂