Knitter's Review
September 13, 2012
Un-spun Icelandic and a Quimper bowl

My grandma and I aren't the only ones captivated by the wool of Iceland. In the 1960s, a young Meg Swansen spent a month in Reykjavik and fell in love with unspun "plates" of wool called Plötulopi.

She sent several samples home to her mother, Elizabeth Zimmermann, who promptly began to import and sell this wool in the U.S. Today, Schoolhouse Press still carries this unusual yarn under the name Un-Spun Icelandic. Join me for a swatch?

This weekend around the country
The 15th annual California Wool and Fiber Festival kicks off this weekend at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville. Meanwhile, in Watertown, South Dakota, the 20th annual North Country Fiber Fair takes place at the Codington County Extension Complex. And, for those folks on the East Coast, head to the Hemlock Fairgrounds in Hemlock, New York, for the Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival, now in its 18th year.

In the Forums: Knitting emergencies?
It was to be a perfect weekend getaway on the Maine coast. But halfway there, Minh realized that she left her beloved knitting project at home. What was your latest knitting emergency?

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As always, I thank you for your readership and your support.

Talk to you next week!
Clara Parkes

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Un-spun Icelandic and a Quimper bowl

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