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August 25, 2009

“Heima means at home.” ~Heima by Sigur Rós

This sweater is all about being calm. I originally purchased the yarn to make a warm, comfortable sweater that I could wear around the house on my days off.

When the original pattern just wasn’t working out, I ripped out the project, chose new contrast colors, and started on a different pattern. This sweater is inspired by the film Heima by the band Sigur Rós. Their music is what I turn to when I need a calming presence.

Right now, I look over Lake Superior in my Icelandic sweater, but I would love to bring it with me to Iceland someday. Perhaps by the time I make it there, Sweetie and I will have a collection of Icelandic sweaters. They’re quick and pleasant to knit and are quite practical with our Northern climate.

In the meantime, this lake of ours will do.

Pattern: 6 & 7 from Reynolds Lopi #82228
Yarn: Reynolds Lopi 4 sk. #53 (MC), 1.5  sk. #85 (A),  1 sk. #421 (B), 1 sk. #87 (C)
Needles: US 7 & 10 Denise circulars and misc. dpns
Made for: Me
Timeline: July 18-August 5 2009
Modifications: Knit to a tighter gauge for a smaller fit.
Worst Part: Having to face the facts and rip out a project I didn’t love anymore.
Best Part: Finishing off my very oldest WIP and loving the result. That feels really good.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Wendy permalink
    August 25, 2009 8:10 pm

    I really like this sweater. Good for you, it is always hard to rip out and start over. Looks like it paid off for you in the end though!

  2. Jenelle permalink
    August 25, 2009 8:34 pm

    You finished it and it’s beautiful! Congrats! Ps I miss you!!!!!

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