Wednesday, May 19, 2010


[photo from Knitting Iceland - Blonduos Museum]

A nice, cool morning today so I decided to get my walk in earlier than usual. As usual, I listened to a podcast while I walked and today I listened to Episode 35/Knitting in Iceland produced by Never Not Knitting, a wonderful episode.

[you don't have to walk or even bother with downloading to a portable device, you can listen directly from your computer at that link]

Alana interviewed Ragga an Icelandic knitter, knittwear designer, and entrepreneur.

Ragga along with her business partner, Helene Magnusson, have started Knitting Iceland to focus on Icelandic knitting, publish a web magazine of patterns, and conduct tours.

Their June knitting retreat is sold out already, but there are still spots in the August retreat with teacher EVELYN CLARK. Oh, to be in Iceland now that Evelyn is there! Wouldn't that be a treat?!

Ragga also hand dyes Icelandic yarn, Nammi (which means candy in Icelandic), available in her Etsy shop. Looks yummy.

If you are on Ravelry, there is a Knitting Iceland group.


Mary said...

Wouldn't that be a dream vacation!

minipurl said...

Oooh.....Iceland and knitting....and Evelyn Clark. Could we all hold a bake sale and raise the cash to go???? Wow.

YesterUkes said...

Me, too! Me, too! I wanna go.

Sheri said...

How far, or how long do you walk each day? I'm like the Little Engine that Could and keep telling myself I think I can, I think I can, but, I haven't yet. Cholesterol has got to come down or my Dr is going to have my head. :o)