Wednesday, March 16, 2011

pondering Lopi

This large pile of donated Icelandic Lopi has me thinking about knitting jackets for the Warm Hands Network. I've never worked with Lopi before nor have I ever knit anything in a bulky weight yarn but I'm thinking along the lines of cardigans like this. It gives me lots to think about over the next couple of weeks, but I won't cast on anything new until I finish and assemble my blanket.

On the train this morning I found myself surrounded by kids headed downtown for March break activities... "That lady beside you is knitting!" an eight year old boy exclaimed to his sister. "Yes," their mother agreed, "Mrs. Beacham is going to teach us all how to knit this summer". "Oh good!" he replied, "Once I learn how, I'm gonna knit a house!"

A house! Now that's thinking big!


Anonymous said...

Great story. Thanks for the mid-day smile!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I'm not a big fan of lopi - but it would definitely be warm. It's also good for felting!