Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Lopi Haul

visiting the Alafoss outlet
Harriet and I went nuts in the Alafoss outlet store! We were literally running around adding balls of yarn to our baskets by the minute. All of the yarn we bought was around $2 a ball/wheel, so we bought as much yarn as we could fit into our luggage. It's a great thing yarn is so squishy!

visiting the Alafoss outlet
Here's what I bought:

my yarn haul

vest for me
Wheels of Pltulopi to make a shortsleeved/vest version of this sweater for me (Lopi 120 pattern seen on this page).

hat/mitts for Jon
3 balls of Ålafoss Lopi to make an earflap hat for Jon.

hat/mitts for me
3 balls of Lett Lopi to make mittens and/or a hat with earflaps for me.

sweater for jon
13 balls of Lett Lopi to make a long-sleeved Riddari for Jon (he's been asking for a green sweater ever since I started knitting).

vest for me
10 balls of Lett Lopi to make a Spring Morning vest for me.

lopi stash
And, finally, 3 balls of Einband laceweight and this pattern book to make the scarves or handwarmers (patterns here on ravelry).

Knitting Iceland just published an informative article on knitting with Lopi. Check it out here

11 comments:

  1. Is that ALL you got? *G* What gorgeous yarns!

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  2. AAAAHHHHHH!!! You got great stuff! I would have went nuts also. Nice haul. Can't wait to see your FO's!

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  3. good gravy! that's a lot of gorgeous yarn! you are going to make some stunning knitwear with those babies!

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  4. Just getting that wool at $2 a pop makes the whole trip worthwhile. JEALOUS -- in all caps for emphasis!

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  5. A.ma.zing. You got such gorgeous stuff!

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  6. you go girl! like they say: thank you and please come again :)

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  7. HOLY WOW!!
    I am on tenterhooks wanting to see what you do with all these bits of fun!

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  8. oh my goodness, there's drool everywhere over here. what a haul! 2 dollars? incredible! i can only imagine the incredible things you are going to make. so exciting!!

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  9. OMG! I'm very jealous of your Lopi loot! Those colours are gorgeous!

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  10. great shopping!! Love the colors!

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