Fiber: Holy Malabrigo batman!

So since I was at temptations, I decided to check out the malabrigo stash. My oh my! They just received a shipment of Arroyo so I got first dibs at those colors…. Super yummy. Annnd of course I bought some!

I definitely went with some great blues!

I got Rios, Arroyo and Sock.


Then I also picked up a skein of Noro Kureyon Silk Garden for another as yet unknown colorwork project. I photod it here with the Eggplant Malabrigo Sock.


So that was my expensive but fun trip to Dubin.

Yarn: what goes out comes back in

When I travelled to Pittsburgh last week, I was absolutely NOT going to buy yarn. I had no plans to go to any yarn stores at all. However, there is a hat I really want to make called Bedrock. It’s by Stepen West. The yarn used isn’t carried here in the area, but I did find it at a store in Canonsburg, which was about 15 minutes from Sarah’s house. So we hopped over there Thursday night. I had a little panic on buying that skein because it was only 98 yards and I just couldn’t see how it could make that hat. I wasn”t sure and it was too pricey to buy two skeins… and I didn’t want to buy one and not have enough… so I passed on it.

Instead, I bought some Rasta by Malabrigo in Teal, Madtosh DK in Worn Denim, Crazy Zauberball and String Theory Caper (cash blend sock yarn) in Jasmine.

Right now I only have plans for 2 of these yarns, the Zauberball is going into a spectra scarf and the Rasta is set aside for the next cowl in the great cowl kal of 2012, sponsored by Feministy.