The other yarn that came in the Malabrigo shipment is Malabrigo Sock in Lettuce and Terracota. I can't wait to see how this knits up.
The only Malabrigo yarn I've worked with until now is Malabrigo Lace, which is incredibly soft, sticks to itself easily, and comes in the usual Mal range of gorgeous colors.
This sock yarn is cuddlier than most machine washables. I wonder what method of superwashinization they use. Or maybe it's the sheep. Anyway, I'm letting this stay unwound until (at least some of) my deadline work!
This weekend was all about yarn. I got about a bushel in the mail from various sources. Some are secret, but I think I can tell you about the stuff that came from Malabrigo.
The first yarn I'd like to tell you about is the lovely Aquarella, a single ply super bulky wool with 10 "water colored" combinations. I got the "Indy" colorway, described as "brownish golden yellow, greens, wet blues and violets." It's absolutely gorgeous. I asked for two hanks, and as promised, the colors are very different on each.
The project I have in mind for them is perfect because it requires the knitter to use both at once. That's all I'll say about it for now, but I'm so excited about it I won't be at all surprised if I find myself naughtily swatching away at it, ignoring my earlier deadlines.
For one thing, this yarn is "thick and thin" which I love and rarely get a chance to work with these days. For another thing, the colors. And the softness, warmth, and inherent design excitement. And did I mention the colors?
Okay, look, I got carried away and will have to save the other Malabrigo lovelies for tomorrow. Until then . . .
Okay. I tried to upload this video yesterday, but found I was limited to 100MB and that's just not enough. It's about one minute of instruction! Video is a new thing for me and I personally prefer still photo tutorials, but I know many people appreciate a video. Apologies for the clanking sound (needle hitting tripod!), shakiness, and off-centeredness. I have a long way to go . . .
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