May 1, 2007

recap!


It's been over a week since my last post. Not too many FO's. I finished one Dashing in Malabrigo. It's part of a set I'm knitting for my cousin.


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dashing in velvet grapes


I LOVE Malabrigo. A friend of mine had a birthday party over the weekend. She really liked the pair of Dashing I had so instead of yet another pair I decided to try Fetching. I went to Wool & Co. to get some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, but, they didn't have any. They did, however, have an ample supply of Malabrigo, so, I bought some in Pink Frost and Verde Adriana. I ended up knitting Fetching in the Pink Frost colorway with a few changes--the main one being I made the gloves significantly longer. Sadly, I was weaving in the ends as we were driving to her house so no pictures. =(

It was really sunny yesterday so I decided to take pictures of yarn I've recently acquired.

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I bought this from the JoAnn store near my house during their huge closing sale. It was 50% off. It's Sensations: Bellezza Collection. It's so soft and luscious. I thought it'd make a decent pair of Fetching, but, I'm not sure about the gauge. I only have two balls so I'm a bit limited in what I can create, but, it's wonderful yarn. Wool, nylon, and cotton.

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This is Bearfoot sock yarn. I lost the label for it so I went online to look up its information. Turns out you need US 1 or 2 needles. o_O I have no idea what "inspired" me to pick up this yarn, but, I'm very afraid. Four is seriously the smallest size I've used and the smallest size I own. Hmmm. I'll definitely try it, though. I wouldn't want it to go to waste. ^_^

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And finally, my Malabrigo. This is my current Malabrigo stash in its entirety. The Verde Adriana is all the way on the left, you can see the leftover Pink Frost in a sad little heap on the right. Slightly above the Pink Frost is Saphire Magenta Gold. SO beautiful. The moment I saw it I had to buy it. I love the really contrast-y variegated colorways. I believe the rest have been featured on my blog at one point or another. =) It's good stuff, that Malabrigo.

There are a few more pictures on my flickr. You can see close ups of Verde Adriana and the Saphire Magenta Gold among other things.

I actually have nothing on my needles right now, but, on my to do list is the other Dashing, and the other sock (it's been so long, I forgot what size needles I used x_X).

Knit hard!

10 comments:

earthchick said...

Mmmmm, that's a whole lotta gorgeous in that post.

said...

I tried to find some Malabrigo while I was in CA on vacation. I've been lusting after it. Your Dashing mitts area always so gorgeous! It makes me want a pair.

Don't worry too much about the small needles. You get used to them after awhile. :) Actually, I prefer them now. Can't wait to see what you do with the Bearfoot!

john said...

I'm glad I'm not the ONLY one with a stash of Malabrigo. Maybe our Malabrigo stashes should have a play date.

Charles said...

SOCK TO GO!!!!

Iam image your knitting socks right now~~~~

I know your into Second Sock Sydrome!!

You can get #1 size from knitpick
does are great great socks needle!!you will be love it!!

Knit Picking said...

I love the Saphire Magenta Gold!
Must Buy! Must Knit! To Dash or to Fetch.... that is the question.

Charles said...

hey I tagged you. check out the post!

Pani Thuly said...

Hi there,
I hope that everything is great with you. Haven't seen any activity so I thought that I will check.

keri said...

Dashing looks so pretty, what a great idea using malabrigo for it. I just started a scarf in that yarn, it is sooo yummy!

tristitia said...

Hi, visiting from Ravelry... You take VERY nice pictures! What's the secret? :)

earthchick said...

pssst.... You've been tagged. Hope you'll be blogging again soon!