icelandic goods

I caved in and started on my Lopi sweater last night while watching a gazillion episodes of Greek on Netflix.  Has anyone else watched that show?  Weirdly addicting in a Veronica Mars sort of way.  Also, like Veronica Mars, it was cancelled about a week before I started watching it.  Anyway back to the knits. The sweater is one skein of yarn in, I am knitting it as a pullover instead of a cardigan and I changed the moss stitch at the bottom to ribbing.  Many of skeins of yarn to go.  The socks I did not knit, I bought them in Reykjavik and they are SO boss.  I like to wear them with my clogs on cold days with mustard tights underneath, you seriously can’t even feel the Chicago wind through those babies.

Also I want to say a huge *thank you* to everyone who has purchased the Tiny Pocket Tank Pattern so far.  I am so excited to see people sewing up my patterns.  As a patternmaker I see my patterns sewn up every day but this feels totally different.  I remember in my pre-patternmaker days when all I wanted to find were cool patterns and there was nothing, (think late 90’s early 00’s, pre BurdaStyle, Built by Wendy pattern collaborations etc.) so I think that makes this feel even more fun for me.  I’ll be turning the Tiny Pocket Tank into a summer shift-style dress with a button placket in the front for myself soon, so if anyone is interested I can photograph while I make mine and post a tutorial on it.

5 replies on “icelandic goods

  • Melissa

    Oh, I would love to see how you turn your tank into a shift! I've decided the tiny pocket tank is worthy of some killer fabric so I'm heading to the shops next week to check out some liberty prints. I'm very inspired – big thank you!

  • jen

    Melissa: Top has been turned into shift + is waiting to be photographed. I can't wait to see yours! I've always wanted to make something out of Liberty print

    Julianne: The socks are so long they make the sweater look super tiny…hopefully I have more exciting progress to show soon.

    Haruna: Can't wait to see your top if you make one! I will try to come up with 7 facts about me, I'm really really bad at these sorts of things, haha. I'll give it a go though, thanks!


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