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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Swell, FO

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes and for the comments. Even with a small project I can tell my arm is not well yet, but I can't help it, Malabrigo calls!



Pattern: Knitty's Swell by Kimmie Kemper
Yarn: Malabrigo chocolate brown and natural
Needles: size 5, Addie turbo 16 inch, and clover dp

I wanted to practice the two color knitting and use the Malabrigo. I loved, loved, LOVED, the Malabrigo. It is so soft and such a pleasure to knit. I wanted a small project with a small amount of two color knitting for practice. When it comes to throwing, I'm challenged, so I just invented by own way carrying the yarns behind and dropped the contrast throwing yarn when I wasn't using it. Not very efficient but worked out okay. Did I mention I loved the Malabrigo?

I didn't pay attention to gauge and so have a toddler sized hat even though I knit the large. I'm quite happy with the result. Not as many puckers as my first mitten project.

Aloha Knitters had it's biggest turnout ever. Jill was destashing, and I scooped up some Halloween Vesper and some lovely Claudia handpainted yarn. When I ordered my Malabrigo natural, the bulky was sent instead of worsted. I decided to keep it as I have developed a Malabrigo fixation. Just what a gal who lives in the tropics needs as the warm season is starting up! Help me, Obiwan Kenobi;)

10 comments:

Jenn said...

The hat looks swell! Sorry, I couldn't resist. :)

Opal said...

Thursday night was really wild! I hope we continue to have such a great turn out. I love how Swell turned out.

mk said...

Happy belated birthday! Thanks for taking pictures at the meeting Thursday night!

-kai

Felicia said...

It's so pretty. You did a great job. Hope you had a great birthday.

Rachel said...

what a nice hat! I'm glad you liked the malabrigo so much. I saw some in a yarn shop a few months ago, and the color and sheen were incredible. I really hope you start feeling better soon. Your knitting is beautiful!

Sandee Yo! said...

How the heck did I manage to miss your birthday??? Geez, leave it to Sandee's shorthand reading skills! :-| Well, Happy Belated Birthday!!!!! Woohoo!!! *confetti confetti confetti*

marti said...

That hat is wonderful. I wouldn't have thought to use those colors, but really really like it.

Dipsy said...

The hat turned out absolutely fascinating - what a totally cool pattern, and I love the colours that you used! Great job indeed - this seems to be something that I could *so* use for skiing these days ;)

Zarzuela said...

Awesome hat! Love the color contrast.

Jessica

Felicia said...

Love that skull and crossbones.