What is this…”woolen warrior”?

This site started out as a knitting blog, turned into a knitting-nerd-travel blog for a hot minute, and has been dormant for years. Maybe you stumbled over here curious about my email address domain. There’s not much to see unless you love puffins or puffy knits. I have another semi-dormant and semi-professional site over atContinue reading “What is this…”woolen warrior”?”

Gallery from Kirkjubæjarklaustur to Laugar

Icelandic landscapes from our journey from Southeast to Northeast Iceland these past few days. We’ve been traveling while Mercury has been in Retrograde. I don’t really know what that means, but I have learned over the years to pay attention to when this happens. Needless to say, I’ve had my share of amusing stories toContinue reading “Gallery from Kirkjubæjarklaustur to Laugar”

Lopi Love, As Promised

We rode the  #15 bus out to Mosfellsbær to go to the Álafoss Wool Store. Compared to Central Reykjavik, this area is on the rural end of a suburban spectrum.  That is, there’s not a lot going on out there in terms of commercial development or housing. Here’s the view from the bus: Once we gotContinue reading “Lopi Love, As Promised”

In the Land of Lopi

To date, my understanding of Iceland has been limited. In the late 1980s, I associated Reykjavik with a key geographical location in the educational video game Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego. The 1990s brought Björk and her icy Icelandic voice into my consciousness. That’s about it. Then last year, I started knitting a Lopapeysa sweater becauseContinue reading “In the Land of Lopi”

Knock-Off Needles

Woolenwarrior just got home and found a little package waiting for her… from China!? Oh yeah! She totally forgot that she ordered some knock-off needles after hearing a tip and review from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast.  Here they are all bundled up: The knock-off Skacel Addi-esque packaging is especially amusing. Here’s the verbiageContinue reading “Knock-Off Needles”