my iceland adventures!
|Wow, it's been a really, really, really long time since I've posted on my blog.... Well, I've been pretty busy since then with school and all. Oh, and I just got back from Iceland! My mom is there for a month and I went with my gramma to visit her for a week. We stayed at a place called The Blue Lagoon and it was absolutely amazing. The landscape, the sites, and the people were all fantastic. It was such a great way to visit a new country, escape the real world for a while, and just relax. Here are a few photos of our trip: CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR A LARGER IMAGE.|
This is where we floated around in the water all day. The water was so warm and blue, and there was always steam coming from the water because the air was so cold.
Here I am with the silica on my face -- it's filled with tons of minerals that are great for your skin and is an excellent exfolliant.
My mom's friend owns a hotel there and this is the view of the snow covered lava fields and mountains from her restaurant.
We took a drive up the coast the day after a snow storm. What a view!
Oh! And I got back into the knitting groove!!!! Iceland is well-known for it's sheep and yarn. One of the highlights of the trip was visiting the Alafoss Factory Outlet where I purchased a whole bunch of yarn to make my first sweater! I absolutely love the Iceandic sweaters, and some the Icelandic women we met at The Blue Lagoon helped me with a pattern and get started on knitting one of my own. Everyone was so helpful, it was wonderful. Especially because my pattern is written in ICELANDIC!!! One of the women brought in her daughter's sweater so that I could try it on:
This picture was taken on the deck right out of our room. You can see that I'm practically standing in the moss covered lava fields! What a gorgeous view to wake up to every morning!
Oh, so about the sweater I'm wearing in the picture... I'm going to make the same design, but with different colors. My main color (the body) will be charcoal and the colors in the pattern will be white and a natural wool color (light brown).
I'll post pictures of my yarn and the progress I've made later...... stay tuned....