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Friday, April 12, 2013

I (heart) the Internet

So, as I wrote in my last post (way back in February!), I am subject to enthusiasms. I get on kicks. One of them for at least a year is an interest in traditional Icelandic lopapeysa. I have been pinning pictures and queueing patterns, and collecting Lopi and Lopi-esque yarns with the intention of making a stack of them. I took Ragga Eriksdottir's Craftsy class online (yea! knitting class sitting in bed in my pajamas!). I hope to vacation in Iceland with my husband, both of us sporting new sweaters. (2014, I'm looking at you.) The other night, I stumbled on a sweater I hadn't seen before and, when I added it to my Ravelry queue, I noticed that it was out-of-print in both publications in which it had appeared. So, off I set to the place of finding all things unfindable, Ebay. The Lopi gods were smiling upon me because the first, and I mean first, item that came up in my search was a book in which it was published. I could not hit the Buy It Now button fast enough. It arrived today, and although there is no publication date, the photo styling screams the 80s. This was confirmed by the only mark I have come across in the book so far, a note next to one of the patterns that says "Henry 1986." I presume Henry got one fabulous sweater more than 20 years ago. I wonder if he still has it.

This booklet is actually packed with designs I love. I could happily knit through the whole thing. Um, yeah, I'd better get on that. 2014 isn't all that far away...