Icelandic Yarny Goodness

Well, I managed to get all the yarn I bought in Iceland home in my suitcase…ok, my suitcase and Matt’s suitcase.
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It was so hard to stop myself as the yarns are about half the price as here in the US. Here is what I bought.
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These are the colors I chose to make my own Icelandic sweater. Oh, I realized the white isn’t in the picture, so add that in too. I decided against the blue because the Léttlopi blues didn’t has as many nice choices. I have to wait until my class in April on designing the yoke to get started on this.
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This was a new yarn to me, Einrum E+2. It is a beautiful mix of Icelandic wool and Thai silk plied together. The silk gives it a beautiful shine.
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It is made by the people who make Lopi, but for the Einrum brand. I bought enough to make a sweater and also a pattern for it. This one I will be starting as soon as I finish the two projects on my needles.
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I liked this yarn so much, I also bought a few balls as gifts.
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Now all my shopping wasn’t for me. This was the Einband I bought for my friend Shelley, so she can make Monsina by Lars Rains. I told you the yarn is cheaper there, this all cost $50!
I also picked up a few kits to giveaway at the next Knitters’ Guild meeting.
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Later in the week, I’ll tell you about places I found to buy yarn in Iceland since some of you asked.

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6 Comments to Icelandic Yarny Goodness
        • Bonnie
        • Now I have, thanks! I was especially happy to see the wool/silk mix. I have plans to buy yarn for two sweaters, though if I have extra room in my bag who knows what else I will buy. I am going with two non-knitters. While there are compromises to be made trip-wise, the upside is that they may have room for yarn in their luggage!

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