Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Yarn Along.

Linking up with Ginny.

First up, thanks to everyone who offered suggestions on my previous post. Would it surprise you to learn that I still haven't made a decision on those yarns? It shouldn't.

The Imp has requested that I knit the spider from Amigurumi Knits. I've had the book for a very long time and still haven't made anything from it. So far I have two whole spider legs. And they aren't even seamed yet. Can you tell I'm excited about this project?

I'm still reading The Winter Sea. It's a great book and shouldn't be taking me this long. I just seem to be getting distracted from things lately.

Now this, this is a project I dreamed up (almost literally) as I was falling asleep last night. See, I have a few single balls of Malabrigo worsted. Like everyone else, I love it's softness. Unlike everyone else, I don't wear shawls or hats or other delicate things. I can't imagine knitting a sweater from this - can we say pill city? So what's a girl to do?

Back story: my step-mother knit me a yarn bowl out of Malabrigo Rasta for christmas. It's felted but doesn't feel like rough felted wool - because it's super soft merino!

Extra back story: I keep my knitting projects in the handled paper bags that my local yarn store supplies with purchase. I use them to death. Literally. I had to recycle one last night. It could hardly be called a bag any more.

So! Project bag + Malabrigo + colorwork = fun! I'm ridiculously excited about this project - and that's what was missing from all of my other attempt to start things. The excitement! Sometimes I feel like I've "beat knitting" (like in a video game). There isn't much left to try that I have a desire to try. I want to add beads but have been too lazy to make it to a store to buy a sufficiently tiny crochet hook. And colorwork? I can do it. But can I do it well? In a large project? Well, that sounds like a challenge that I already have supplies for!

I'm not totally set on the charts I want to use. Being sans printer I had to draw these out myself. To give credit where it's due, here are links to the originals:

The bag pattern I'm going to use is this one.


  1. A project bag is a great idea! I do have one malabrigo sweater and it does shed quite a bit. It is super soft and toasty though. Have fun charting it out. Being excited is half the battle!!

  2. i loved that book!

  3. i love the bag idea... TARDIS!! SUPER LOVE! <3

  4. Oh I loved that book. :) And I have a few single balls/skeins of malabrigo also! I know what you mean. One of them is already pilling and it's still in skein form. I haven't even done anything with it yet! I love malabrigo but it's not a very sturdy yarn.