Friday, May 18, 2018

Episode 10: Icelandic Road Trip

After a few weeks of trying to squeeze in time to organize my photos, video, and thoughts on an incredible experience, here it is.  My words don't fully reflect my gratitude to have stood on ground I've wanted to stand on for 27 years?!  It didn't have to happen, I would've been fine.  But I'm really glad it did.

Episode 10: Icelandic Road Trip



This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast.

My Question for you is still... how are you improving your quality of life by unplugging, getting outdoors, and/ or moving more.

Stuff I mention in Episode 10:

Marmot Pre-Cip Rain Jacket: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DNO0DVG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Cheaper Polarfleece jacket: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MTWBCDZ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Kex Hostel in Reykjavík: http://www.kexhostel.is
Blue Lagoon: https://www.bluelagoon.com
Geysir: https://www.extremeiceland.is/en/attractions/geysir-geothermal-field
Gulfoss: http://gullfoss.is

Snorri Sturluson: http://norse-mythology.net/who-was-snorri-sturluson/

Birch by Pam Allen: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/birch-12
knit in Patons Classic Wool: https://www.craftsy.com/knitting/supplies/patons-classic-wool-worsted-yarn/46556

Twas the Night Before Christmas socks by Dani Jorge: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/twas-the-night-before-christmas-socks
Knit in Sweet Sparrow Yarns' Peppermint Mocha: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetSparrowYarns

Reynisfjara: https://guidetoiceland.is/travel-iceland/drive/reynisfjara
Sudurvik: http://handpickediceland.is/tour/sudur-vik-restaurant-cafebar/
Foss Hotel, even if for just a meal: https://www.islandshotel.is/hotels-in-iceland/fosshotel-glacier-lagoon
Jökullsarlon: http://icelagoon.is

Skaftafell Park: https://www.icelandtravel.is/attractions/skaftafell-national-park/
Svartifoss: https://guidetoiceland.is/connect-with-locals/regina/svartifoss-waterfall-in-skaftafell-national-park
Skaftafellsjökull: https://guidetoiceland.is/travel-iceland/drive/skaftafellsjokull

Thingvellir Park: https://guidetoiceland.is/connect-with-locals/jorunnsg/ingvellir-national-park
History of the Althing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althing

Alafoss Lopi store: https://alafoss.is
The free Afmæli pattern by Istex Lop on ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/afmli---20-year-anniversary-sweater
or straight to pdf: http://istex.is/Files/Skra_0051195.pdf

Öræfi: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/orfi-2

Lakigígar eruption: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laki

Skogafoss: https://guidetoiceland.is/connect-with-locals/regina/the-beautiful-skogafoss-waterfall-and-the-legend-of-the-treasure-chest

the Sagas of the Icelanders: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002RI9HVQ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Ultralight Hiking: https://www.backpacker.com/gear/10-tips-to-go-ultralight

Innov-8 Roclite Hi-top trail runners:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IR9EFWY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Jobi GorrillaPod tri-pod: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002FGTWOC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Insight Guides Iceland book and ebook: https://www.amazon.com/Insight-Guides-Iceland/dp/1786715880/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=MXJ758J8VVVBJBHKW97X

A Traveller's Guide to Icelandic Folk Tales: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ANTJDFU/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Compression bags for yarn etc.: https://www.amazon.com/Roll-Up-Compression-Storage-Organizers-RoomierLife/dp/B015VDB4L4/ref=sr_1_5?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1526584711&sr=1-5&keywords=plastic+compression+travel+bags

Kelty Redwing Pack: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014JQ9GG4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Tops Tanks and Tees Knit-along: https://www.veryshannon.com/tttkal18

Zara by Dianna Walla: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/zara-12
in Lindy Chain yarn: https://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Lindy_Chain__D5420254.html

For anyone who actually read this list to the end, here's a cringe-worthy article about tourism in Iceland.  This is what I did not want to be:
https://www.citylab.com/life/2017/07/iceland-tourism/533382/