Thursday, March 1, 2012

My First Experience With Malabrigo.

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: