How can you not love a face like that?
As you may have read on both Julia's and Judy's blogs, we had a wonderful Saturday afternoon in Lowell Mass, at the Textile Museum. There is so much that I want to say about our trip, so I am going to devote an entire post on our trip a little later in the week. I am going to try to keep this post short ;-).
It has been a while since I felt the urge to work on a larger than sock/scarf project, but seeing all the lovely Olympic going on's, the urge to knit big was too strong to pass up, so I dug thru my pattern books to find just the right pattern for the lovely Malabrigo yarn and came across this Manos book.
Now, I am not normally a swatch it kind of girl, however, this yarn is soooooo soft, I know that it wouldn't take to ripping very kindly. Can you believe, first try with the recommended size 9 needles and I got gauge....yippee! I am going to knit the v-neck sweater in the middle.
After working on size 0's and size 1 needles, it is amazing how fast something knits up on size 9's! This yarn is incredibly soft and definitely something that can be worn against even the most sensitive skin.
I am wondering though.......will it pill? Has anyone had any experience with how this yarn wears? I could be tempted to buy more....it is such a treat to work with!
I want to thank all of you who emailed me with such kind words for the dogs. Most of them, seem to be feeling a bit better today, although my oldest girl is having a harder time. Hopefully the next few days will bring about more settled stomachs ;-). If the girls are keeping their dinners down, I am hoping to sneak out for a few hours Saturday and join you for a Spin at the Spa, so fingers are crossed here ;-)
I also want to thank those of you who appreciate the fiber work that I do. I was amazed at how quickly so much of the rovings I posted flew off the shelves here. I love working with colors and knowing that others enjoy it too, means so much to me.....You guys are awesome! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!!!!