Lögberg-Heimskringla - 22.06.2001, Blaðsíða 1

Lögberg-Heimskringla - 22.06.2001, Blaðsíða 1
Week at a glance The pros and cons df knitting Guys! What are you waiting for? Knitting's not just for Amma any more Fighting water erosion Entrepreneur Mark Myrowich fulfills dream of running his own company Friday 22 June 2001 • Number 22 / Föstudagur 22 June 2001 • Númer 22 LÖGBERG Lögberg stofnað 14. janúar 1888 Heimskringla stofnað 9. september 1886 Sameinuð 20. ágúst 1959 Heimskringla The Icelandic Weekly www.logberg.com Registration no. 08000 Agreement no. 1402161 115th year/115. Argangur ISSN 0047-4967 Fréttir • New Ungfrú Island 2001 Miss Iceland2001 Photo: Morgunblaðið/Halldór Kolbeins Ragnheiður Guðfinna Guðnadóttir. RAGNHEIÐUR GUÐFINNA Guðnadóttir was chosen Miss Iceland for the year 2001. The beau- ty pageant took place at Broadway. Ragnheiður, who is 21 years old, is from Vestmanneyjar. íris Björk Árnadóttir is the runner-up and in third place is íris Dögg Oddsdóttir. Translatedfrom Morgunblaðið by Á. H. Kristín Rós valin andlit No Name Krístín Rós chosen No Name face THE QUEEN OF SWIMMING, Kristín Rós Hákonardóttir, has been chosen to be the face for No Name brand cosmetics for the year 2001. Kristín has won many gold medals for swimming and was noticed for her performance at the Olympic games for the handicapped in Sydney last year. She was chosen as the athlete of the year 2000 for Reykjavík. Every year a woman is chosen to be the face for No Name and among those who have been chosen in the last few years are actress Kólbrún Björgólfsdóttir, vocalist Selma Björnsdóttir, and actress Ólifía Hrönn Jónsdóttir. Translatedfivm Morgunblaðið by Á. H. Én@ ífedkimdlfe hmi Don Brandt Horse and rider on Icelandic stamps are an interesting theme for a collector, augmented by stamps which illustrate riderless horses such as five issued 17 May 2000. It is often conjectured that Icelanders would never have main- tained a foothold on their inhospitable island, let alone survived, without the horse: the only form of land transport for over a millennium—bearing riders for countless reasons including battle; transporting turf, stone, driftwood and other building materials; bringing in the hay from distant fields; hauling coffins to the churchyard for burial; and what- ever else it was asked to do. Always willingly and earning the Icelanders' appellation of most faithful servant. After a millennium of hard work, it has settled into virtual retirement, except for pleasure riding, equestrian shows and, in some areas, the annual roundup of sheep in September. The new stamps show five gaits and five of the more common color varieties of which approximately one hundred are recorded among Icelandic horses. If you add these five fine-looking stamps, to your thematic collection, what should you have altogether? As a pack animal the Icelandic horse appears on stamps issued in 1949, 1973, 1982 and 1997, three of which illustrate hestapóstur, a postman and pack of horses carrying mail chests across country. This custom survived in some isolated areas until shortly after the Second World War. Also in this catego- ry is a lovely 1986 souvenir sheet showing some seventeen horses which Please see lcelandÍC horse on page 5 Demystifying the Icelandic National Dress Lillian Vilborg Winnipeg, MB Continued from the last issue. Fríður Ólafsdóttir, who is an Associate Professor at the Kennaraháskóli (University of Education) in Reykjavík, has pub- lished two books on Icelandic cos- tume—one on the upphlutur: íslen- skur Búningur: Upphlutur á 20 öld (1994), the costume most commonly worn, and the one we see most often in North America; and the other on men's wear: íslenskir Karlmannabúningar 1740 - 1850 (1999), for which she received an award, from the Bókasafnsjóður höfunda 2000, worth ISK 275,000. She hand-bound 1,000 copies of her last book. Born and raised in ísafjörður, she attended Kvennaskóli and Menntaskólinn in Reykjavík, and attended university in West Berlin, where she studied design. She is cur- rently doing a masters degree in design at DuMontfort University in Leicester, England. Her project is a multimedia CD, with video and text, in English, on Icelandic wool and design. She worked as a freelance designer and spent a period in the 1980s, after she returned to Iceland, working on costumes in the film busi- ness before she ended up teaching and researching fashion and dress in Iceland. Kristrún Þórðardóttir was Fríður's guiding light. Although she died in 1982, twelve years before Fríður received her patterns, she was one of Iceland's experts in costume making. Trained in sewing methods by Danish tailors who came to Iceland in the early 1900s, she spent a couple of years sewing for them. She then spent Please see National DresS on page 6 4000 1) Fet on the 40 kr. stamp is the walk and the horse's color is rauðjarpur. 5500 2) Brokk on the 55 kr. is the trot and the horse's color is rauðskjóttur. 6000 SKEIC ¦¦¦¦¦ 3) Skeið on the 60 kr. is the pace, a gait for short distances only. The colour is bleikmoldóttur. 8000 4) Stökk on the 80 kr. is the canter. The color is apalgrár. 50°° TÖLT ¦'itt 5) The hard one is saved for last! Tólt on the 50 kr. is the running walk, used over even terrain. The colour is móvindóttur. Visit us on the web at http://www.logberg.com

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