Saturday, December 30, 2006

Nice Knitting

I couldn't wait to try out the Malabrigo, so Thursday morning, I wound one skein into a ball and cast on.

The colorway is Water Garden, which Margie and Kim picked out for me. I would never have picked mint green - in fact, I don't even remember seeing it on the rack. But why not? I have a green coat, so it will probably look okay with that.

I'm using the Yarn Harlot's One-row Handspun Scarf pattern, which is magnificently simple, but more entertaining than plain ribbing.

The needles are Lantern Moon rosewood and ebony, which I purchased at a deep discount from a yarn shop that is closing. I started out on metal needles, but they were too slippery for the yarn. I would have bought Brittanys, but they didn't have the size I needed. Sad, isn't it, that I once again was forced into buying the jaw-droppingly beautiful Lantern Moons?

Katie gives the scarf her seal of approval - briefly, until I rescue it. She also loves watching the long straight needles flap around as I knit.

Coming tomorrow: my non-resolutions for the new year.

1 comment:

mamateja said...

Hi from Alcariel's mom......Keeping me in stitches blog.....I am gradually adding to my inventory of Lantern Moon needles.....if I can get them, I really won't buy anything else....having knitted for over 40 years, there are none least for me. Thanks for the scarf link....maybe something to do with some of the yarn I have. Wish I could have been in Omaha to coffee with you, daughter bought some yarn for me...I really don't need it, but of course, can't resist a sale. "Til later."