Sunday, March 09, 2008

Happy Malabrigo March

The Malabrigo Junkies Group on Ravelry is sponsoring "Malabrigo March," as if anyone needed new excuses to knit things from my beloved Merino Worsted. To do my part, I've completed this Amanda Hat:*

And I started this Linen Stitch Scarflet:

The Amanda Hat proved to be surprisingly easy for a lace pattern (where easy = can work on it in the same room where The Toddler is playing), and I inadvertently taught myself how to knit on two circulars when I was unexpectedly out knitting without my DPNs.

I've been on radio silence for the past few weeks, due to catching not one but two colds, working on Secret Knitting that can't be posted on public blogs, and taking a much-needed trip to Florida, as The Toddler and I tagged along on the orchestra's recent tour. It's hard to be back in the cold, but a Malabrigo Fix on a cold, stormy day is not a bad way to get through a snowy weekend.

* A shout out to Lisa, who took this picture at Natural Stitches. Sadly, that's ME in that blog entry who keeps asking stupid questions about not being able to get at her stash in disbelief. What would you do if you suddenly were cut off from your stash? Would it be liberating? Panic-attack inducing? Talk amongst yourselves.


LisaBe said...

i love both of those. what great stitch patterns! yay malabrigo!

i made up my christmas and charity knitting lists, resequenced my queue accordingly, and i'm ordering kits and yarn to make up what i can't do out of stash. yay planning!

DrBabyMamaDrama said...

Very cute! It is a nice cheery color for the last chilly days of winter (I hope).

Unknown said...!

Love both-- will make both as a result:) can't wait to see your button choice for the scarflet!

Lisa and I must be thinking along the same lines, I just made out my Christmas knitting and babies 08 list!

Ben and Cori Momma said...

The hat looks awesome, and I love the color!

Melissa said...

I'm thinking about the gift list, and need to put pen to paper and map it out. I have some yarn and patterns chosen, but need to better organize everything. I love the hat and scarflet.