February 28, 2011
Well, mabye overload doesn’t convey the right idea. Overload makes it seem like it’s “too much”, and that’s just not true. There is no such thing as too much Malabrigo. But we do have boxes and boxes of it that we put up tonight, and that’s a good thing! We’ve re-stocked: Malabrigo Rios and Malabrigo Lace. We’ve also added in Malabrigo Rasta. To be honest, I saw Rasta last year at market and thought it was a bit …. big. Thick. Chunky. But I’ve kept an eye on it and then saw a couple of things knit up with it, and now I get it. Completely. Here’s a cowl (Howling Winds Cowl) that I did up in a couple of hours last week. It takes just one skein of Rasta and is knit on size 15 (10 mm) 24″ circs. I did my first ever i-cord cast on and cast off in this pattern, and I’m an immediate fan of how it looks! Plus, I can’t imagine a warmer cowl. It’s large enough to tuck into a coat, or pull up over the bottom half of your face when it’s really windy. (I think this colorway is Arco Iris, but I’m not sure. It was a sample skein that my Malabrigo Rep gave me, and there wasn’t a tag.) You can get a copy of this pattern free, with the purchase of one skein of Rasta. If you’d like the pattern, just add an order note and let us know. We’ll email it to you. To top it off, we have Malabrigo’s Book 3 Pattern book in stock.
Also up tonight, more Lorna’s Laces Worsted, Lorna’s Laces Sock in the new colors (Hullabaloo, Kerfuffle, Monkey Shines, Shenanigans, and Tomfoolery), Loopy Project Totes, CiD Hanscom designs (including her new pattern set, Balloon Tying Creatures #2), lots and lots of Addi needle re-stocks, more Ysolda patterns, Stephen West patterns, Connie Chang Chinchio patterns, Grace Akhrem patterns, Bekah Knits patterns, Heirloom Stitches patterns, a re-stock of all GoKnit bags, Schoppel Walle Zauberball, and Regia’s new self-striping Kaffe Fassett colorways (shown here in the Anthracite colorway.) We also did a big re-stock of Knitspot patterns mid-week last week, in case you were waiting on a few of those to come back in stock. Come check out all of the new things for the week and see if you need a new project or two.
Thanks so much for all of your wonderful birthday wishes on Ravelry and Facebook! WH and I snuck up to Chicago this past weekend for fun and celebrating, and then when we came home last night, we found Web Guy waiting for us. That’s an awesome way to start a Birthday Week! (Well yes, I DO intend to extend the celebrations for a full week. Don’t you?)