It is hard to believe, but my bedspread is finished.
I started crocheting granny squares in July 2011, and now we have May 2013 so almost two years.
Of course it has been hibernating for long periods of time, while I have tried to decide how to lay out the squares, if I should sew or crochet them together and which colour to use for the edging.
All together the bedspread weighs 1050 grams. I used 200 grams of purple for crocheting the squares together and edging, and as far as I remember I have used about 400 to 500 grams of white.
Older blog posts about this project in September 2011 and in January 2012.
Drangarnir and Tindhólmur with the five peaks.
I think some of the others called this “Júgurið”, the udder.
The guide was telling us something about mosquito larvae in the water.
Climbing down the headland.
Crawling under the headland
Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel
This is where we climbed down on the opposite side and crawled under. You can see the last ones coming through the hole.
The very salty water was about 13 degrees celsius. Almost everybody went for a swim.
We are walking on a very narrow path here and I was trying hard not to look down.
Proud women at the end of the path.
Read the legend about the eagle that snatched a child on Tindhólmur.
Find many more photos from this trip on a set on Flickr
The lake Toftavatn is in Runavík on Eysturoy.
A walk around the lake takes about an hour. It is an easy walk since there is a new path all the way around.
The whole area around the lake is covered in heather so we agreed to come back for another walk in August when the heather blooms.
The path crosses a bridge so we didn’t actually go all the way around the lake. Our guide told us that in the old days they carried turf home and crossed stepping stones where the bridge is today. So the bridge is made by the people who lived a worked in Runavík.
One more shot of the bridge from the other side.
Today is Flag Day, and my favorite photo of today is this one of a little girl with her own homemade Faroese flag. She is very busy stomping in a puddle.
The Faroese flag is called Merkið.
I was at The Nordic House for something completely different when I noticed these two women who sewed some strange, knitted, round items together.
A few days later I found out what it was all about. If you go to the last picture in the long row in this next link, you can see the finished People’s Jumper. I can only imagine the fun they had making it.
This sweater is knitted using Sirri 3-ply Dark Brown and Light Brown on needles size 8. It’s a size medium so there are 105 stitches for the body and 30 for the sleeves.
To add extra length there are 13 rows (instead of 10) of the main colour between the rows with stars and hour glasses.
Try out this easy pattern.
Snældan 5-ply Charcoal colour 9 is back in stock.