In Iceland - yarn everywhere!

purlyman's picture

We just went to a very basic supermarket - almost like a really old bad K-mart but with food and produce, and there was this entire section with yarn - and some really nice wool yarn - some hand made Icelandic yarn. I picked some up yesterday at a factory and outlet in the town where we stayed overnight (Vik). Vik means "bay" and it's where the word Viking comes from. As you can see from one of the attached pics, I'm in love with the prices. Having a wonderful time!! We've driven for three days - leaving from Reykjavik and going south and east. We've hit the furthest spot east and have just headed north and west. Will be back in Reykjavik in four days and will spend another week there. Wish you were here!

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Some friends gave me

Some friends gave me Icelandic wool as a gift. Marvelous to work with and very sturdy mittens were made out of it. Hope you have a great trip. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

TravelGuy's picture

Living in Alaska you think

Living in Alaska you think I'd get tired of seeing icebergs, glaciers, etc. But man, would love to see Iceland. I notice I didn't get an invite. : )

Big gay pride broohaha in Iceland every year...maybe next year for me...

http://www.icelandtotal.com/home/vacations/detail/store32/item3749/

MMario's picture

Iceland really could use the

Iceland really could use the boost to their economy that vacations there would provide right now.

rjcb3's picture

I'm so jealous!!! Of all the

I'm so jealous!!!

Of all the different places in the world that I've been, I've never been to any of the Scandinavian countries.

I'm so excited for you, and wish you the best trip! I would so love to see Iceland and get some of that lovely wool!

Have a great rest of your trip and a safe journey back home.

)O(
Robert

mrossnyc's picture

I've heard it's beautiful

I've heard it's beautiful there and now I have another reason to go.

albert's picture

Greener than a cat's eye.

Greener than a cat's eye.

WillyG's picture

*sigh*

*sigh*

ronhuber's picture

I am so jealous. One of the

I am so jealous. One of the best trips I have ever taken was from Iceland to Denmark. I got off the ferry at Shetland and the Faroe Islands. Had to mail the wool home as I bought way too much. Want to do it again. I hope you enjoy every minute of your travels. Good luck.

YES I wish I was there for

YES I wish I was there for the sites....and the yarn. Enjoy!

AKQGuy's picture

You're just trying to make

You're just trying to make us jealous, and I dare say succeeding. I hope you guys have a great time and travel safely, both foreign and the way home.

Q

scottly's picture

Gosh, what fun. How are you

Gosh, what fun. How are you enjoying the long, long days? Iceland sounds like such a cool vacation spot. The real question is, will you have room in your luggage for all the yarn you buy?