Sunday, July 29, 2007

Malabrigo. Laceweight

So. I buckled. I bought some delicious Malabrigo Laceweight. The colour is Holyhock. It's for a scarf for a friend, and it's not really the colour I wanted, getknitted had sold out of grey and cream by the time I talked myslef into it. It's a good colour though. And this stuff if SOFT. It is seemingly great value too, at just £6 a hank. Although, I suppose that's just 50g. For soem reason, it seems great value if you get 400yards, but not so much if it's less yardage but the same weight of a bigger gauge yarn. It feels lovely to work with although I worry it will pill. The wise knittyheads have warned me of this. I didn't have a pattern in mind, so I posted on the knittyboards if anyone had any ideas. Loads of great patterns were suggested, many of which I have book marked for later. For some totally unknown reason, I decided to come up with something of my own. This is going to be slow going. If it ever gets finished it will be a miracle.

Isn't it funny what you come up with when you sit down with some needles and spare yarn and just 'play'. I'm sure there's some sort of psychological meaning in it.......
And if any of you were in any doubt that I-like-brown, here is my latest purchase. 10 hanks of DB pure silk, half price in the John Lewis Sale. What to do with it I have NO IDEA. Stroke it. For a long time. I imagine.

8 comments:

Janis said...

Your Malabrigo lace looks great! Love the DB Pure Silk in brown - didn't know it came in that luscious color.
I have 3 skeins of it in a deep rose that I haven't figured out what to do with...

Nina said...

I was just like you. I dithered for so long that Get Knitted had run out of the colour I wanted. I'm going to knit the Hamani stole with my two skeins.
What needle size are you using?

Liz said...

Both the purple and the brown yarns look soooooo good. Amy Singer (of Knitty fame) is a big fan of silk lace, I bet you could make something amazing out of that pure silk.

Batty said...

Oh, the Pure Silk looks beautiful, and that Malabrigo laceweight... I've been drooling over it for a while, and I think it's going to be my gift to myself when I start my new job. Just beautiful.

Looks like you have enough silk for shawl or garment. Look at patterns, have fun. I'm a pattern nut, picking out and buying/unearthing patterns is my favorite part of knitting.

Queen of the froggers said...

Unfortunately I don't get on very well with fine laceweights, but that Malabrigo looks lovely!

dancingnic said...

Sometimes yarn is just best when you take it out and look at it sometimes - it almost seems a shame to knit up some skeins!

Looking forward to seeing what you create!

Keep your chin up with the PhD!

N x

Chocolate Gerbera said...

No...don't chase Royal Mail. Chase my DH instead. He took your parcel to post from work but has just informed me that it's still in the boot of his car. He's not in the office today but promises to give it to the post room first thing tomorrow. At least there isn't any chocolate in it...it would have melted by now!

Should have done it myself :(

Sorry, but I'm sure you'll love it when you get it!

Annie said...

The scarf looks gorgeous! Hey, at least you bought enough yarn to do something with it, when you decide what to do- I am always falling in love with yarn and then buying too much for scarfage but not enough for a sweater. Grrrr.