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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Lust, Thy Name is Malabrigo

I readily admit I lusted for Malabrigo. I read about it's legendary softness, I fondled the many skeins at The Knitting Tree in Madison, and I bought some for myself for Christmas in pink chunky and chocolate brown worsted. Now I want to keep it whole. I agonize over knitting something unworthy and I'm too selfish to give any FO away. For my sins, I failed at producing an acceptable first color knit project. Even the wonderfully soft Baby Cashmerino and the awesome pattern from the very generous Hello Yarn couldn't save me.

Inspired though by myra's chibi dangos I knit a little Totoro. He doesn't quite fit in the thimble. He still admires the acorns on the mitten efforts. I'm showing you the good side of the mitten. There are lots of puckers, the black shows throught when the mitten is on, and the thumb is mess. Hope this isn't the beginning of a single mitten syndrome!


I thank blogless Michelle for The GREAT Acorn Cookie Jar!

Oh my I almost forgot to blog about the concert. I haven't been to a concert for a long time. Bonnie Raitt played at the Waikiki Shell. It was a bit drizzly when Hapa opened, but dried up by the time she come on. Wow she can make that slide guitar wail! The place was full of baby boomers. It was such a great, peaceful night.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's not single mitten syndrome,just good practice. It's cute.

By the way, I love Bonnie Raitt. It's so cool that you saw her in concert and the weather was so cooperative.

Dipsy D. said...

Oh my gosh, this yarn looks sooo soft and yummy! And hey, I love the mitten, great work!!! I'm sure you won't fall into the single mitten syndrome, and I'm looking forward to seeing #2!

Dave said...

The mitten looks good! You picked a difficult pattern for a first colourwork project.

Santos said...

verrry cute tiny totoro! (and mitten too)

how was hapa?

Anonymous said...

Very cute totoros! How'd you ever knit anything so tiny?

marti said...

i love your tiny totoro! and your mitten is beautiful

myra said...

The mitten is gorgeous! And looks so complicated.

As for your mini totoro, can you hear me squealing on your side of the island? Loooove it!

schrodinger said...

It's good practice - I've had my own mitten issue too. Personally, I think the mitten looks great.

LOVE the cookie jar!

debbie said...

you did a great job on the squirrel mitten; this year i hope to try my hand at some color knitting. tiny totoro looks cute - how'd you do it so tiny? is the top down bonnet pattern at hello yarn a totoro bonnet? it sure looks like him....

Opal said...

I adore the mitten! Bring the mitten tonight! I want to worship the mitten in person please! :-D