After my success with the Saga, I contacted Istex in Iceland to see if I could order Lopi directly from their factory store.
They sent me a price list by email. The prices were so reasonable, I ran to my purse, grabbed my MasterCard, and sent them a whopping order.
Tessie's looking at Bob with admiration in her eyes. Yes - her eyes. Turns out I'm not so good with gender identification in cats. With the kittens, it was easy, I knew Popina was a girl since she was a calico, and from there it was easy to tell the rest were males. I just assumed Tesla was a boy. But BobCat, even though he's a fixed male, is incredibly attentive to her. They sleep together, and BobCat licks her head all the time, and I started having this nasty suspicion- she's got to be female - and it would be awful if we'd end up with another litter of kittens, so she was dispatched to the vets to be sterilized. She's no longer my Little Dude, she's now my Little Dudette. And Tesla became Tessie, and all's OK in my world knowing one more stray cat has found a home and is sterilized. So Bob's taken her under his wing:
But getting back to my beloved Lopi. It knits up so quickly, I went from this:
To this in just 10 days:
Rather than make a mental note, I'll throw this nugget out for future posterity. I knit size 38 (which is a Lopi medium) of this sweater, designed by my hero Védis Jónsdóttir and named "Aftur" from Lopi's book 25, and it's big on me. Good thing I had the fortitude of mind to add some waist shaping:
Ravelry members, shaping instructions can be found on my project details. My profile is MoutonNoir, and the project name is Aftur.
Next time, I'm making a size smaller. Lopi grows with wearing, and stretches out quite a bit, so what appears to be too tight at first wearing will probably grow a size or so after a season.
This is a lovely sweater. Perfect for this time of year, and further reinforces my belief that Lopi is a miracle product.
So, I've got a bit of knitting to do this fall and winter. Pardon me while I get the needles out.