Friday, January 29, 2010

My Favorite Knitted Object: Any of My Icelandic Sweaters

Jenny at Jenny's Blog on Knitting has posted her 100th post! She's having a contest to celebrate and is giving away a lovely ball of Kunstgarn from Hjertegarn. She's posed the question: what is your favorite finished object? This post is my answer.

I can't tell you why, but I love knitting Icelandic sweaters using Lopi wool. It might be the earthiness of the wool, the graphic designs in the pattern or the warmth of the finished garment.

This is one I knit for hubby.

I have to resist buying Lopi for more of these sweaters every time I am at my favorite yarn store which is a two hour drive from where I live. It's probably a good thing I can't buy this yarn locally, or there might be a population explosion of  Icelandic sweaters in my closet. 

Happy knitting!


Lisa said...

Thank you for your kind email! I love that sweater....I'm going to be taking knitting lessons in 2 weeks!! Can't wait.