Day 5

I had the good fortune to make a trip to Webs over the weekend with Nutmeg Knitter.  We had been invited for a small Ravelry/Malabrigo Junkies meetup, and decided to go for it!

MalGal Meetup 09
MalGal Meetup 09

Back row from left: Jettachicky, Nina’s daughter, NinaKnits, NutmegKnitter, PeacefulKnitter

In front from leftMarymealittle, and rchrispy

Unfortunately for me, I had two things working against me: pregnancy brain, which limits one’s ability to retain details and make decisions; and no clear idea of what I wanted to buy.  Usually I go on outings to Webs with a list of projects that I am looking to make and the potential yarns to knit them with.  I have been trying somewhat unsuccessfully to come up with a color combination I like for the Ulmus shawl, so I thought I”d scope out some other options.  Sadly, I stood in front of the display of Malabrigo sock yarn, a yarn I just knit Ishbel with and loved, and felt underwhelmed.  Individual skeins looked beautiful, but my mushy mind wouldn’t allow me to see any real potential combinations.

I did not come out of there empty-handed, of course.  There was a book that caught my eye, so I bought the yarn to make one of the patterns.  Then I just sort of stashed a couple of basics that I figured I would have a use for somewhere down the line.

Malabrigo Sock in Ochre
Malabrigo Sock in Ochre

Rowan Purelife in Ecru & Brown Undyed BFL
Rowan Purelife in Ecru & Brown Undyed BFL
Misti Int'l Baby Alpaca in color 815
Misti Int'l Baby Alpaca in color 815
Berroco Vintage Wool in color 5103
Berroco Vintage Wool in color 5103

Looks like I didn’t have any problem buying stuff, especially since I had a store credit (frogging Coraline literally paid off in unused yarn)!

By the way, today is pajama, laundry and knitting day.  Tomorrow I’ll have a finished object to share!

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Day 5

  1. The hat is gorgeous…I can crochet hats all day but it would probably take me atleast a few weeks to even halfway get this right haha…

  2. hiya.just pop in to say how mush I liked reading your blog and I too am part of the blogfest that is going on., Feel free to drop by mine and have alot,.love from Glenda

Comments are closed.