sock porn for knitting voyeurs.

Monday, January 14, 2008

but, i'm not a garment knitter!

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35 skeins of Malabrigo
(tortuga, frost grey and red mahogany in bags; chestnut and black chunky loose)

I think the grey'll be knit into grandma's Christmas afghan... but the rest?! (Pattern suggestions, anyone?) Judging from his expression, my son's sure it'll just be more fiber chaff hidden in the recesses of his closet :)

Off to knit a Koolhaas hat... you know, journey of a thousand miles and all that jazz.

23 comments:

Kirsten said...

Wow!! Lucky you to have three bags full!
I'd suggest a Tree Jacket or a 28thirty both are from Zephyr Style.

Michelle said...

I love Malabrigo...with all my heart!

insaknitty said...

omg, what a great photo. haha! I've never actually used malabrigo, but I've seen it in real life a few times. yummy!

KERaven said...

While I'm jealous of the yarn, you super cute son never fails to get me. He will be a heartthrob when he grows up -- already is.

turtlegirl76 said...

My Pimlico Shrug took just a hair over 7 skeins (including swatch. I wouldn't have needed the 8th if I undid my swatch.)
and I absolutely love it!

lexa said...

He's got quite the serious look on his face! Too cute! :)

I don't knit a lot of garments, either. (Even though I have one on the needles now for the store, plus another one started over a year ago, plus yarn to make five more!) I have lots of patterns I'd like to make, but they take so long. I like socks and small stuff.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

That picture is classic!! Love it!

I know I have one full bag of Malabrigo itching to be a Mr. Greenjeans sweater. But three bags...heaven!!

Chris said...

*gasp* I've never seen that much Malabrigo outside of a yarn store. Wow. I can tell your son is completely underwhelmed...

Lisa said...

Wow all that luscious yarn! Can I come over and just roll in it? Or at least just pet it?

Hmmm....there are so many patterns that would be beautiful in that yarn. Drops jacket? Arwen cardigan? Too many to choose from.....eeek!

Anonymous said...

Friendly little fella looks awfully apprehensive.

piddleloop.com said...

maybe a stella hat?

you're lucky to find it so easily...around here finding three colors isn't so easy and usually it's the high end store that carries it (in two colors) and for 13$ a skein.

ugh. :/

jesh said...

holy yarn!

if you really really need to get rid of it, I could take it off your hands....

or maybe not, I'm one of those people who hate malabrigo.

Elemmaciltur said...

I think I need to get some Malabrigo for myself soon...

JennaKate said...

Multiple Ravelers have knit Jnitty's Mr. Greenjeans in Malabrigor - looks so snuggly!

JennaKate said...

sorry for the typos - that's what I get for typing in the dark, eh?

Stacey said...

wow! that is a lot of Malabrigo!!!!!! Hopefully you got it on sale somewhere!

Ava said...

Yeah, yeah! I'm just green!

Phoebe said...

I'm oh so envious...I also LOVE Malabrigo. I used some to make Juliet also by the girls of Zephy.

Acornbud said...

OMG, I think I've died and gone to heaven! Only thing better would be if it were all mine.

Meghann said...

No need to knit it.....spread it out on your bed and roll around in it;)

Lothlorian said...

I think you should sell ME the red and then thats that problem solved ;)

I would look at Zephyr style, they have a few new cardi type tops that look nice and I think one is knit using a worsted/aran weight held double

Friender said...

He looks a little puzzled. :) There's a Malabrigo Junkies group on Ravelry and I'm sure they'd be more than happy to suggest ideas for your lovely Malabrigo stash.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Your son looks like he is more worried that the yarn may take over his whole room or the house. Love the picture and the look on his face!

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