Plötulopi Unspun Icelandic at Lost City Knits

Plötulopi, the original unspun Icelandic wool, is made from the soft and insulating inner fiber and the long, glossy and water repellent outer fibers of Icelandic sheep. The fiber, sourced from directly from Icelandic farmers, creates a lofty wool yarn that is breathable and ideal for soft lightweight garments. It’s not hard to work with…

Mother’s Day 2014

From my mother I learned to sew. I was probably five or six when she started me with simple embroidery, as I recall, to pacify me on trips. During the summers we’d head to Arkansas or Missouri to camp and I can remember embroidering flowers on muslin with bright pretty cotton floss in pinks, purples…

Pretend It’s Friday

If you’re both a knitter and an Instagram follower you probably already know about Fair Isle Friday or #fif as it’s hashtagged. It’s quite fun to search a hashtag such as #fif and see all of the great colorwork that’s being knit across the globe. Knitters are besotted with colorwork and I’m no different. Yesterday…

Deception

Progress on my Scatness Tunic is deceptive. I have been knitting on the stockinette portion in the evenings, but when I measure it there is little change. An hour or two later I measure it again. No change. How can this be? Months ago my favorite measuring tape was dropped (admittedly by me) and the…

Dashed Deadlines

As is every knitter’s prerogative, two days before the beginning of Ravellincs I switched patterns. In one clear moment I realized that the Ivy League vest, although it had all of the challenges I’d set for myself and was likely a project I could complete in just over two weeks, would never look good on…