My original contrast colour was red but most Icelandic sweaters are more muted
Stitching-wise, I've been working on several projects. I'm behind on the guild stitch-along but it won't take long to get caught up. This is the cross-stitch version of the stitching armchair caddy.
The Ontario Handweavers and Spinners Conference is coming up the first weekend of May. The Shuttlebugs are going to be displaying clothing that would have been worn during the founding of Canada in honour of our Sesquicentennial this year. Judy Findlay spun, plied, and dyed red yarn for a coureur des bois hat and I volunteered to knit it. I finished it this afternoon and am wet blocking it now.
Next weekend is the Knitter's Frolic and I need to decide what knitted item I'll wear. It's always a billion degrees in there because of all the hot lighting so I has to be something light - probably a shawlette or light shawl. Thank goodness the Frolic is not this weekend as the DVP (Don Valley Parkway - main expressway into Toronto) is closed for cleaning and repair. I seem to recall that it was closed in a previous year and it was a real pain getting to the Japanese Cultural Centre by bypassing the DVP.
While doing all this knitting and stitching, I've been binge-watching Netflix. I discovered a Finnish detective show, "Bordertown" which was interesting but it was hard to stitch while reading the English subtitles. Things worked a lot better when I switched to knitting stocking stitch on Skip's sweater and the red hat.
From Wikipedia: "In Norway, in addition to staying at mountain cabins, cross-country skiing and painting eggs, a contemporary tradition is to read or watch murder mysteries at Easter. All the major television channels run crime and detective stories (such as Agatha Christie's Poirot), magazines print stories where the readers can try to figure out "Whodunnit", and new detective novels are scheduled for publishing before Easter. Even the milk cartons are altered for a couple of weeks. Each Easter a new short mystery story is printed on their sides. Stores and businesses close for five straight days at Easter, with the exception of grocery stores, which re-open for a single day on the Saturday before Easter Sunday."
I felt I was doing my bit by watching a Scandinavian murder mystery series last weekend.