10.09.2012

My First Icelandic Lopi (for Rhinebeck?)

Remember all that yarn I brought back from Iceland?  Well some of it got turned into a sweater vest por moi! (link to Ravelry page)

Lopi Vest 4 Rhinebeck!
I wanted a longer tunic length vest to warm my core and wear with leggings and boots...
Lopi Vest 4 Rhinebeck!
Inspired by this sweater I saw on Craftsy, I wanted to emulate the basalt columns we saw while on a hike at Skaftafell. I'm thrilled that the yoke pattern came out somewhat irregular looking, and how the orange POPS against that purple.
Lopi Vest 4 Rhinebeck!
I used this crazy easy on-line Lopi Sweater Generator for the yoke layout. Of course I ended up having to do a bit of tweaking by hand once the stitches were on the needles.
Lopi Vest 4 Rhinebeck!
Sometimes I just knit for me!  This means I take minimal notes, and design on the fly... it's perfectly liberating and an important exercise to help me maintain sanity! 
Lopi Vest 4 Rhinebeck!
We are having THE MOST glorious Fall in upstate NY.  These photos were taken in front of some maples at Cornell's Lab of Ornithology.... a big thankyou to Caitlin for keeping me relaxed while she snapped photos of me... I am so much more comfortable being behind the camera instead of in front of it!
Lopi Vest 4 Rhinebeck!
Maybe the weather will be just right for wearing it to Rhinebeck!!!! 

And speaking of Rhinebeck, will I see you there? I.CANNOT.WAIT!

17 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS! And I hope it's just the right weather at Rhinebeck. Because I also have an aran weight short sleeved sweater I want to wear that weekend. Hopefully I'll bump into you at some point!

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    1. Fingers crossed for the perfect weather! I'd also be happy to wear a tank top and shawl, though!!! Hope to bump into you too!

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  2. So pretty! Thanks for sharing the tool.

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  3. I have to say... I LOVE that "Morrocan Lamb Stew" is bookmarked on your computer :)

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    1. LOL... I cropped out Desert Candy and Khan Academy.... love that you noticed that : )!

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  4. That is a really great website for people who want to make a pattern quick. It came out lovely!

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    1. It is really fun to play with! Thanks so much!

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  5. I will be on the lookout for your sweater!

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    1. But what if I get shy and go for a black t-shirt and sunglasses?

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  6. How cute you are you? love this sweater vest pour vous. miss you!

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    1. Thanks dear heart! I miss you too!!!!! (and you are pretty cute yerself!)

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  7. Great work!!! Love the colors and the inpiration you had! It is difficult not to get inspired while being in Skaftafell, right? :Þ

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  8. Beautiful sweater! As a former Ithacan I love to see your pictures. Thanks for the inspiration- and I will be at Rhinebeck, too!

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  9. Love the sweater and the colors. They look great together. I will also be coming up to Rhinebeck on Saturday. Can't wait.

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  10. Great color choice....very striking.

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