Category Archives: Bulky Lopi

In the Midst of Chaos …

… a lot of fun! Despite the fact that we are gearing up to move a distance of several hours drive north to our new home, I am busy with fiber-related projects.  I can’t knit as all my knitting supplies … Continue reading

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Tweed Lopi

I have long loved Lopi yarns.  Lopi yarn is a single ply yarn spun from the dual-coated fleece of the Icelandic sheep (a descendant of the Norwegian Spælsau, which, by the way, provided the yarn used to weave the Viking ship … Continue reading

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Schematics, Design & the Bell Curve

Many of knitters and crocheters – and I include myself – get rather annoyed when we pay for and download a pattern to find that it contains no schematic.  In this post I decided to discuss sketching one’s own. Due … Continue reading

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Poncho Pattern Problems

Thinking of the ponchos so in vogue in the late ’60s and early ’70s (what my parents called “hippie garb”), I wasn’t particularly excited to learn that ponchos were again “in.”  (This picture [source] may bring back memories for some … Continue reading

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