One of those perfect days – hiking and knitting with Mary Jane Mucklestone


You may have seen a few pictures on my Instagram feed and know already that a few weeks ago, the lovely Mary Jane Mucklestone visited Iceland (she was teaching on a knitting cruise). For those of you who don’t know her, she is a wonderful teacher and designer, with a focus on stranded colorwork and author of 3 must have books: “150 Scandinavian motifs”, “Fair Isle style” and my absolute favorite “200 Fair Isle motifs”. 


We had already met quickly a couple of years ago and were really glad to be able to spend a bit more time together and do what we both like: hiking and knitting. So off we were all day in the mountains! What can be better than spending a full day hiking, knitting, chatting about wool, yarn and knitting with a fellow designer, in beautiful colorful landscapes?





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We also visited a wee exhibition in Mosfellsbær about Auður Laxness, the wife of  literature nobel price Halldór, and a prolific crafter. Rumor has it that she would have knitted the first lopi yoke sweater but it is really a rumor!

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Then because we both are a bit crazy outdoor ladies, we threw ourselves into the cold Atlantic ocean! And ended this perfect day at the swimming pool in a very hot tube.

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PS: For the little story, my evening was not as enjoyable: I broke a teeth at a parents’ reunion at school, trying to rip off a sheet of paper…