Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Malabrigo--it does a body good!

Mmmmmmmm... Malabrigo...

Hand Warmers
Yarn: Malabrigo--Alpine Pearl (1 skein)
Needles: KnitPicks Options--40", size 9 (3.5mm)
using Magic Loop method
Started: February 11, 2007
Finished: February 15, 2007

Yup. Four days! You read that right! Talk about a fast project--although, I really, really, really wanted these to wear. I did one extra repeat on the pattern because I wanted them to be a little longer, but that was it.

So why did it take me so long to show you this? Because I was wallowing in The-Book-That-Shall-Remain-Nameless (which went to the printer on the 16th), and then a one-week review of the online version of The-Book-That-Shall-Remain-Nameless (which just finished today). Far more painful for Elsie than me, unfortunately. (Sorry Elsie!)

Oh--and in the middle of all of this I started taking two paralegal classes. (Another story for another post.) And I made a couple of trips up to the house. With some stops at Webs. (After all, it is on the way.) And... well... I never really blogged about doing the knit-from-you-stash thing, although I did put a button over on the left side there, but I was doing the knit-from-you-stash thing. Yeah. Well... I guess I only lasted about a month and a half on that. But even though I've fallen off the wagon on that one, I didn't fall too badly (some pictures tomorrow).

I know--lots to explain, but right now it's time for me to work on a couple of sleeves before going to sleep. No travelling this weekend, except maybe to Joanne's, so there will be blogging this weekend. Plus stash pix. I promise!

E.T.A. In answer to Carole's comment... the Alpine Pearl Malabrigo did come from my stash! It was purchased at Fabric Place in Cromwell, Connecticut about two years ago. So there!!!


Carole Knits said...

The new fingerless gloves are great. And as for YOU knitting from the stash? hahahahahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

Oh come on now. During online review of THE BOOK, I know you were chuckling in your office thinking "Better her than me. SUCKER!" ;)

In other news, I hate to break it to you, but I think you've fallen off the stash wagon harder than you're letting on....

Malabrigo bodysuit. Bring it.

Anonymous said...

ohGod I hope whatever is forcing you to take paralegal classes is worth it...I do not envy you one bit ;o)

Joan said...

Aaaah Malabrigo is right! I love the stuff. Those are fabulous mitts. I wear fingerless gloves here in VT from October to April & maybe then some.

Thanks so much for joining the Knit Vermont webring! And spread the word when you can. It feels so good to be able finally to connect with knitters in other parts of the state.