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24. May 2010 09:30
by Jobo

Yarn Candy Monday: MMMMMMalabrigo!

24. May 2010 09:30 by Jobo | 0 Comments

Ever since my first forays into Ravelry... I have wanted to try working with Malabrigo.  The reputation for super soft, squishy singles, with beautiful kettled dyed shades - how can a knitter resist?  Seriously!


So when I was in Moncton last week at Cricket Cove, and they had a whole gigantic rack of this stuff, and in practically every color too... I really really had to resist the urge to knock the rack over and spend the afternoon rolling around in Malabrigo fantasticness!

I have been wanting to make myself a cardigan for a while, but I have not had great luck with creating fitted garments to my *coughROUNDahem* body shape.  Ysolda Teague's Liesl only takes 3 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted, so the investment is fairly reasonable, and the cardigan itself is made up of Feather and Fan style lace, so I think it should be fairly forgiving as far as size goes too.  I have a couple of vintage buttons from my Grandmother's button jar... one of which is about an inch across, round, made of shell or mother or pearl.  I think it will make a great match with this steely blue color too :)

malabrigo2 Mmmmmalabrigo - Stone Blue #99

18. May 2010 10:19
by Jobo

Yarn Candy Monday Returns.... With Cashmere!

18. May 2010 10:19 by Jobo | 0 Comments


While visiting in Moncton Yesterday (hence the Yarn Candy Monday actually being a Yarn Candy Tuesday...)  I got to visit Cricket Cove - a great little yarn store.  Among my spoils for the day - Handmaiden Casbah - a super soft Merino Cashmere and Nylon Blend.  I patted it gently most of the way home :) all the while with that "Rock the Casbah" song by The Clash stuck in my head.

26. April 2010 11:28
by Jobo

Yarn Candy Monday: New colors from Knit Picks!

26. April 2010 11:28 by Jobo | 1 Comments

I think I might be an easy mark when it comes to yarn... I got an email a few weeks ago, advertising the new line of "Stroll" Sock Yarn from Knit Picks and the photos were very tempting!  I always enjoyed the "kettle" dyed version of Stroll, so it isn't surprising that I really like the new "Tonal" colors - basically a semisolid but with a few coordinating tones to match the main color!

knitpickstonalHere they are in "Springtime" a lovely lime green, and "Kindling" a nice robust brown :)

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