Saturday, November 11, 2006

Hey all!

Despite the fact that my head is about to pop off because I am so busy I decided to skip the housework (I mean really, how many times can you wash the same freakin' set of dishes?) and post a little about me.

1. What am I knitting right now?
I am currently working on a hush-hush project using the self-striping yarn Foliage by Berroco. I just finished up a pair of socks using Rio de la Plata yarn and am itching to cast on another pair right away because it is freakin' cold around here (Minnesota) and those socks are TOASTY. I went through my UFO bag last month and either frogged or finished everything in it in an attempt to centrally locate all of my needles and stash...so now every time I finish a project I panic because I have nothing to work on while I pick out a new pattern and yarn.

2. What yarns am I coveting?

I have to admit that I had never heard of Malabrigo until Jodi mentioned it in an earlier post. I have been knitting for several years but am just now starting to allow myself to purchase more expensive yarn and guess what? Did you know that sometimes if it is more expensive it also has more yardage? Sad that it took me this long to look at a skein of yarn that cost more than $7. My life changed last night when I came across the oh-so-very-soft Malabrigo yarn at Depth of Field and recognized the name from Jodi's post and my oh my, it is very nice yarn. Very nice indeed. Does it count as coveting if I bought two skeins but want more More MORE?

3. What's my favorite yarn and why?
See previous question and add to it pretty much anything that looks sounds or feels like a worsted/bulky alpaca or merino and you have my number.

4. What's my favorite yarn store and why?
Depth of Field in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. They have the worst website in the world but try not to judge them too harshly. I haven't really been on any exotic trips since I started becoming obsessed with knitting so I am still in love with my very first, very closest, and very full of yarn to the tip top of their wooden shelves and lofted ceilings yarn store. It always seems to me to be the best kind of mix of an old book store turned Yarn Heaven.

5 comments:

Calling Kahlo said...

Malabrigo is butter. I sit in my LYS and when people approach the coloumn of malabrigo I tell them "it's butter".

It is the best yarn to knit with, it doesn't itch, it is soft, and I love my scarf and hat everyday.

Jodi said...

I love that Malabrigo! Mmmm... Malabrigo. The color varies a lot from skein to skein, so it's best to knit from 2 skeins at once. You probably knew that already, though!

Jodi said...
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Jodi said...

BTW, I'll have to visit Depth of Field when I'm back home in MN for Christmas! It sounds lovely. Too bad I wasn't a knitter when I was in school at the U.

Anonymous said...

I know! I can't believe I *wasted* all of my 20s when I was on campus at the U of MN too...I could have been knitting and clicking away the time at Depth of Field when I should have been doing my papers! Ah well...at least I have my 30s, 40s, 50s etc. to knit!

Ma Grouch, you're hilarious, as always. I can't wait to see this Malabrigo in person!!