I won't bore you with all the details, but perhaps a couple of photos will tell the story more eloquently than I ever could:
Oh and the yarn.. I had the pleasure of visiting The Hand Knitting Association of Iceland in Reykjavik:
The 50g balls of fine lopi came in at 270 Icelandic kr, which is just over £1 per ball. I had a very hard time choosing:
And plenty of ready-knit items too!
In the end I managed to control myself, perhaps even a bit too much in hindsight!
Not often you get views like this down the road from your local yarn store!
The only slight disappointment of the trip was that I really did want one of those pretty jumpers for myself. I spotted a perfect one in the Blue Lagoon gift shop already on the first evening, but surely I couldn't possibly buy one there like a common tourist?!
The Handknitting Association had a couple of nice ones, but they were all a bit too thick, so I assumed that they must have a wide choice at the airport - wrong! The airport shop was positively rubbish... so I guess I will just have to go back soon then! Either that, or buy the one I saw at the Blue Lagoon online from Farmers Market.