There are several yarns that many knitters just seem to be obsessed with, whether it's the feel, colorways, or fiber content. Wollmeise (note to husband: You will be taking me to Germany for this one reason). Noro. Madeline Tosh. Gynx Yarns (Oh wait, no?).
Malabrigo is also on the list. I picked up a skein of Malabrigo Rios about half a year ago, but I never got around to doing anything with it until this past Monday when I decided to cast on for a cowl.
I'll post details about this project later when it's finished, but I just could not wait to discuss this yarn. The moment I started using it, I realized it felt unlike any other yarn I had worked with before. The first thought that came to my mind as I was knitting with it was that it felt like butter, if that makes any sense. It is so incredibly soft and smooth that I almost couldn't believe it. I want to sleep on a pillow of this stuff.
I'm not done with the cowl yet, so I still have no idea how it wears. I've heard talk about some of the other Malabrigo yarns that they have a tendency to pill, but I think that since this is a cowl and won't have a lot of friction applied to it, it should be just fine.
On another topic, some of you might remember that I finished my Featherweight cardigan and promised photos. I actually have 2 other finished objects that I haven't posted in addition to the cardigan. Well, I have been waiting for the opportunity to get some good photos taken, and the only person I have to take photos of me is Jose. He actually really likes taking photos and playing with my camera, but he's been working a lot and we haven't had the chance to take any with the sun out.
Sorry, but you're going to have to wait a bit, otherwise, the only photo you'd see of the cardigan is this: