Islanda – Alafoss Icelandic Sweater

RO:

Islanda e Tara Focului si a Ghetii. Oriunde te uiti, ai sa dai de ghetari ori de vulcani, si orice ai face sau in orice perioada ai merge, vei da de vremea capricioasa si schimbatoare de la ora la ora. Bine, hai, vara nu-i ca iarna, ca sa intoarcem pe dos expresia unui mare clasic, si sansele sa nu dardai de frig in expeditii sunt ceva mai mari. Dar chiar si-asa, vantul te ia pe sus, frigul iti intra-n oase si daca mai ai noroc si de o ploaie marunta mai ceva ca mocaneasca romaneasca, e clar, esti in prag de pneumonie si consumi rezerva de Coldrex inca din prima zi. Asa ca am mai zis-o si in alte articole, e musai sa vii bine echipat. Iar daca te tenteaza un pic de fashion traditional, ei bine sigur ai auzit de asa numitulΒ lopapeysa (sau puloverul islandez, la mare cautare printre localnici. Islandezii sunt mandri tare sa poarte hainele traditionale, cum de altfel si noi am devenit mai orientati spre traditii, cultura si port romanesc, nu? Cine n-are ie, sa ridice mana sus! Si faptul ca sunt facute complet manual, tricotate de doamne si domnisoare nascute si crescute in Islanda, chiar aduce valoare portului islandez. Se foloseste lana autentica, naturala, facuta din blana de oaie, iar firul (numit lopi de islandezi) este atat de calitativ ca nu se destrama, nici nu lasa scame si scamite pe tapiteria masinii :p Iar piesa de rezistenta este gulerul circular, cu motive traditionale.

EN:

Iceland is The Country of Ice and Fire. Wherever you look, you’ll find countless volcanoes and glaciers, and no matter what you do or what season you choose for visiting Iceland, you’ll have to face the unpredictable weather, which can change hourly. Well ok, maybe during summertime is not that bad as during wintertime, but even so, the wind is powerful, the temperatures can get lower than you expect and if it starts raining, oh well, you’ll find yourself on the verge of pneumonia and guess what, you’ll probably finish all the Coldrex supplies from the very first day. So it is quite mandatory to be well equipped while visiting Iceland. And if you’re interested in some traditional fashion, you probably already heard about the lopapeysa, the Icelandic sweater. Icelanders are so proud to wear their traditional clothing, as well as we, the Romanians, have lately become much more oriented towards our traditions, culture and traditional costumes! Who doesn’t have a traditional Romanian blouse, hands up! And the fact that the Icelandic sweaters are 100% handmade, knitted by locals, bring a lot of additional value to these traditional pieces of clothing! They use authentic sheep wool, and the yarn (called lopi) is so good and resistant that it never unfolds and never leaves flock wool. And the best part is the circular wool neck collar, with traditional design.

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Deildartunguhver Hot Springs
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Fjadrargljufur Canion
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Alafoss sweater with personalized label
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Icelandic landscape in southern part of the country
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Vik Village – Reynisdrangar
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Lupin Fields
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Lava Fields
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Reynisfjara Beach
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Dyrholaey
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Skogafoss Waterfall

RO:
Fiecare pulover are o eticheta cu numele persoanei care l-a tricotat, iar modelele sunt in general clasice. Fie simplute, la baza gatului, fie cu fermoar sau nasturi de lemn. Cat despre culori, ai tot ce vrei si ce nu vrei, desi in general se prefera bejul si griul. Noi am gasit niste modele tare frumusele si bine lucrate la Alafoss, o fabrica de tricotaje un picut inafara Reykjavik-ului, in satucul Mosfellsbaer. Si au tot ce iti doresti in materie de tricotaje, incepand cu clasicele pulovere si-apoi cu diverse accesorii, caciuli, manusi, gulere, ba chiar si pantofi de elfi πŸ™‚ Iar de le ai cu tricotatul si crosetatul, ai tot ce-ti trebuie la merceria din cadrul magazinului. Pana una alta, alegem o minune de pulover verzui, sa mearga cu peisajele islandeze! Si-acum ca suntem echipati, la drum cu noi!

EN:
Each sweater has a personalized label which contains the name of the person who knitted it, and the models are in general classic. Either simple, roundΒ neck, either as a cardigan with a hidden zipper in the front or wooden buttons. And when it comes to colors, you’ll find everything that you want, although in general we’ve noticed that Icelanders prefer beige or grey. We found some amazing models at Alafoss, a knitting factory and boutique a little bit outside Reykjavik, in Mosfellsbaer village. They have everything you need in terms of knitting materials, starting with the famous sweaters or different accessories like handmade hats, gloves,Β wool neck collars or even elf shoes πŸ™‚Β And if you like knitting or crocheting, you’ll find what you need at the haberdasheryΒ inside the store. Ok, we have chosen a warmly and mushy green sweater, so that it will match the beautiful Icelandic landscapes! And now that we are so well equipped, let’s hit the road Jack!
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