Monday, October 17, 2011
So technically I knit this on Thursday night. But that's all the knitting I did this weekend, so it's going to have to count. This is Malabrigo Rasta, a super bulky single ply merino. My friend is letting me borrow her size 17 needles (thanks, Liz!). This is the beginning of a cowl.
My local yarn store is once again carrying Malabrigo, which is both a blessing and a curse. (I'm going to have to thank Liz again for telling me this.) It's fantastic to be within a 10 minute drive of Malabrigo, and I was able to check out their Rios superwash 3-ply merino in person. But I didn't need more yarn. I have a hard time distinguishing between wants and needs when it comes to some yarns. I can always rationalize the purchase by telling myself I'll make a gift out of it. And so that's how I ended up with this gorgeous skein of Rasta.
My other way of rationalizing yarn purchases is that I'll design something with it. That's how I acquired these two lovely skeins of Rios. And so my purchase is now a "business expense." Good thinking.
Labels: weekend knitting