Thursday, January 18, 2007
Many a time I have taken home a single skein of yarn from a local yarn shop, something so colorful or soft that I just couldn't leave it behind. But shopping for yarn online is more methodical. I've never ordered yarn that wasn't for a specific project. A couple weeks ago, I decided it was time for new projects and I ordered enough yarn for three new scarves. Because I love the scarves, you know.
I now have two colorways of Malabrigo for two different scarves, because I've always wanted to find out what all the hype is about. Let me tell you, this yarn is FABULOUS! I know that technically I haven't actually knit with it yet, but it is quite wonderful for smooshing cheeks into. And the colors! So pretty! So mesmerizing! So unable to be captured by my meager photography skills. And also, from Uruguay! So I can feel like some kind of globe-trotting knitting fool! I can't wait to get my needles into this yarn.
But first, I am going to knit myself a pink scarf. When Rick read my Knitting Goals post, he said, "Oh, just go ahead and knit a pink scarf already." So I decided that if I was going to knit a pink scarf, it may as well be a really, really, really soft scarf. I couldn't afford the Lobster Pot (Some day, baby! Some day.), so I purchased a cashmere blend. This Rowan Cashsoft DK may only have 10% cashmere, but I think it's the softest wool I've ever purchased. And machine washable! I wonder if I'll actually risk it, though...
Bring on the winter storm weekend!