Thursday, January 08, 2009

Mmmmmm, Malabrigo

First, a thank you to Shelley for the invitation to be part of this blog. I am so enjoying working with Fun Knits and I look forward to sharing some of the website news here as well. Just to let people know, the website is updated Sunday nights, so a new front page is up on Mondays. One of the things I am working on is getting all of Shelley's great free patterns (in the links at the side here) into pdf format and onto the website, this should be done soon.

Now, one of the great things about this job is that I have to write about yarn. And to write about yarn, I have to see the yarn, touch the yarn, fondle the yarn and, hopefully, knit with the yarn. When Shelley got the last shipment of Malabrigo in at the store, I knew this was my time to knit with this luscious yarn! I already had got some lace weight from her in the summer, and this time I picked up some worsted weight in the same colour way: Emerald.

I am not immune to the trends of the knitting world, and right now it seems one of the big trends is cowls. I love cowls:
 they keep your neck warm without slipping off or needing to be wound about (although I am quite a fan of scarves as well, they are one of my favourite things to knit); they can cover your face or your ears; they are a pretty little burst of colour at your neck. So I used both my worsted and my lace weight Malabrigo to make two different cowls. And I love them! (The colours are the same in reality, unfortunately winter is not the best time for taking photos.)

I'd love to hear what other people have made with these weights of Malabrigo, as I still have some left (and I'm pretty sure there will be more skeins in my future....).

1 comment:

Fun Knits said...

Love your cowls. What a perfect use for such soft cushy yarn. I think I will make one too. Nice post.