|My shopping cart, at 10 pm on a Friday night in Akureyri|
One evening in Akureyri there was a street festival... I had pulled out my camera to take pictures of a church, but then it got a little obsessed with the sweaters. On our 5 minute walk back to the car I saw these 8 Lopi Sweaters! One might say that I got my Icelandic Lopi Kinnear ON! I can't promise all of these sweaters are hand-made, but my gut is that they are!
|The next day one of the sailing crew on our boat had a sweater draped casually over his arm as he launched our boat.|
I did do a fair amount of yarn buying, enough Plotulopi for a few sweaters at least! I'm at work on a vest right now, I do believe it will be my Rhinebeck Sweater! I'm designing it using this Lopi Sweater Generator.... FUN! The plotulopi comes in plates, and as I need it I've been winding it double, one strand form the inside and one from the outside into a ball. It's quite delicate and a single strand will fall apart if you look funny, but the fabric it is making is LOVELY!
On the last day I also bought some stunning pure white plotulopi from The Thingborg Wool Center in the south along with some reindeer horn buttons. I have a vision for a loose and lacy cardigan, though that is going to have to wait until later in the winter!