Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Summer faorites

Summer favorites

We had a rather disappointing summer weatherwise but hey I live in Iceland and wasn´t really expecting anything but there have been a few glimpses of sunlight that have been great.
Now my favorite season is on it´s way and I look forward to candles, hot beverages, wool socks and warm blankets and just living the most cozy life possible.

But for this season that is ending I have some favorites in books, film, tv and more.


Elinor Olyphant is comepletely fine by Gail Honeyman.

This one really surprised me. A book about lonelyness, kindness and human bonding and it filled me with hope in humanity while also being about cruelty and violence. It leaves a lot behind and I really loved it and can´t wait to read it again.
Shipping news by Annie Proulx. For the longest time I have been on my way to read this book and finally did. I like reading about little communities and the one in this book was very interesting. The main caracter Quoyle had my simpathy from the beginning but I never felt like it was forced on me, I just find him very amicable.


Miss Fisher´s murder mysteries.
I have watched this so often I lost count. I love it that much and I watched again this summer. The show is about the fearless and fabulous Phryne Fisher who doesn´t know what to do with herself so she becomes a private detective wich isn´t so easy in the 1920´s. I find the story interesting and the caracters fun to watch, I find the female caracters to be very strong each in their way. Australians sure know how to make good tv and look foreward to seeing the movie (I hope it comes on Netflix)

So for a while now I´ve had this problem with tv shows that are overly dramatic and conflicted (I think I might be one of this highly sensitive people)
So first when I started watching Outlander I stopped because I thought it might be to scary but the girls in my vkn told me not to worry. It takes a little time to get into but I quite liked it. I also like it is loyal to history and learning more about Scotland is fun.
I took a little break but mostly I have a bad case of Neflixitis and like to switch between shows.
So really I´m currently watching Outlander, mind of a chef, Star Trek the next generation, Gilmore girls and Brooklyn 9-9 and now I feel like a millennial, I´m 43.


Drops Flora. I really like this yarn it´s a blend of wool and alpakka and so soft.
I did frog a half knitted sweater the other day and it has one good thing about it, I actually look forward to using the yarn again, I even found quite beautiful pattern so my fingers are itching.

Inside nr. 23
I´m so glad this podcast returned after a long break recently.
The podcaster Kate is british knitter and I really love her podcast. Thought I am mostly a crocheter I enjoy watching a few knitting podcasts, hers is so interesting in many ways so she has my attention the whole time ( no zoning out)

Marie Sioux. I actually heard her song Wizard flurry home as a intro song on the Gentle knitters podcast and really fell for it. At the moment I am very much into folk music (including nordic folk), it´s very soothing and satisfying. I do love her lyrics and singing style.

So I decided to get a undercut about a month ago. I have very thick hair and it´s dreadful in summer (yes even Icelandic summer), it gets so heavy I can´t have it long and I´m totally unable to use regular hair accessories like a hair clamp. So my friend has clippers and she wanted to learn how to use them for her son. She did pretty good for a first time and I feel so relieved and light. It can look totally normal when it´s down, it still has some heft to it and if I´m very hot I can put it in a ponytail.
I even want to try put curls in my hair sometimes (I really want to get into 1930´s style, I just don´t have anything that has the look from the period yet and I find most vintage clothes way to expensive. So it´s something I´m working on, I have some crochet patterns lined up.
So learning to do my hair in the meantime would be nice.

So that´s it for now.