Holiday snaps (i): Iceland

I am hopeless at taking photos. I never remember to do it, I get things out of focus and out of shot, and I much prefer just to enjoy the moment without recording it. However, I have taken some photos of some things in the last three weeks. Probably not the things you were interested in seeing, but they are the things I was interested in remembering. So here they are, more or less in order, with occasional commentary.

Yarn I bought in Iceland:
This is actually Danish yarn. DK weight. Very pretty colours.

Icelandic Plotulopi.

Close up of the Plotulopi. It’s unspun yarn, so it is incredibly light and airy and warm. When it’s knitted up it felts a little bit, making it into a secure fabric. The yarn itself breaks easily and has to be handled carefully. It’s not soft yarn, so I’m thinking of making a jacket kind of thing to be warn as a warm outer layer.

Other pictures from Iceland:
WP_20140506_025Knitted onesies. Of course.

WP_20140506_022Useless picture of Strokkur, the geyser which is currently most active. A good photographer would have held the camera the other way round, obviously.

WP_20140506_001Icelandic hill with snow.

WP_20130720_004Icelandic lava field with moss.


Other things I bought in Iceland:DSCF4105

DSCF4106 Photo book of Iceland’s colours and patterns. I love this so much. Each photo has a palette of colours and there’s a reference list of colours at the back.

Also (not pictured): plastic Viking helmet for my nephew.