Sunday, March 23, 2008

A Lot of Knitting

I’m knitting a lot lately. I finished Secret of the Stole II, which turned out to be called Savannah. In addition, since March I’ve been knitting every day with Malabrigo yarn. This stuff is the best and I can’t believe how much fun I am having. It is Malabrigo March on Ravelry with contests, KALs, support systems and new patterns and techniques. I’ve even learned some new computer tricks. Mainly I have made mittens, hats and even a neck warmer. These are projects I would never have tried if not for the Ravelry group Malabrigo Junkies. Here are some things I’ve completed: a Foliage hat, two A Better Bucket hats, a Koolhaas hat, Chevalier mittens. I have stopped reading, blogging, going to movies, and even watching much TV. There is more Malabrigo on my needles. I’m looking forward to April, but I think I will miss the Malabrigo March.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Malabrigo March

Hooray for Malabrigo March. I couldn’t resist joining the Ravelry group. I’ve only used Malabrigo worsted yarn a few times but it is so soft. I went to Modern Yarn last week and bought all this. From left to right they are Pink frost, Vetiver, Stonechat and Sapphire green. I also have a skein of lace weight in Autumn forest that I bought at Windsor Buttons on my trip to Boston last summer . I’m going to try to make the following projects in March: Chevalier Mittens, A Better Bucket Hat, another Koolhaas in green , Easy Flame Lace Shawl by Wendy Bernard in the lace weight, and an Amanda hat. That should keep me busy! There were prizes. How could I resist?