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Lopi and I go way back. Growing up, I was always clothed in thick, rugged Icelandic sweaters knit by my maternal grandma. The sweaters (in the Lopapeysa style) were bulky yet surprisingly light, and they always kept me warm. They were all knit from Iceland's distinct "Lopi" yarn, made from loosely twisted fibers of the Icelandic sheep. How fitting that the country with the oldest Parliament, established in 930, should also have some of the oldest sheep. Only a few times did people attempt to "improve" them, and the results were so catastrophic that all the crossbred sheep had to be killed. Today,

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