Sheryl from Yarntopia recommended Malabrigo to me over a year ago on a visit to her LYS before I moved from Houston. I was leary because I did not have much use for wool garments while living on the Gulf Coast. Little did I know the effect of moving 250 miles to the north. While visiting The Knitting Nook, my LYS here in the Fort Worth area, I finally bought a skein of this beautiful colorway. I’m currently making Ilean, a cowl from Patti Simmons I found on Ravelry.
I feel like I’m doing something wrong in the pattern. When you stop and start and aren’t sure what row you’re on when you’re repeating six rows, this happens, I know. It looks beautiful the way it is turning out, so I’m knitting along.
Andy has been requesting a manly hat of his own for the winter months. He’s typically at the bottom of my list that I will make things for because he’s too critical. He’s not allowed to use any of my crocheted afghans because he claims crochet is ugly. I started knitting and he’s not impressed with it either. He does love my Brownie hat pattern, which earned him a few kudos and his own hat design. It’s a simple hat and fits him nicely so far.
I’m thinking about trying out a few textured stitches for the brim so we’ll see how that turns out tonight.
I’ve completed a quick throw for Laura’s American Girl doll, Molly. I used the Maggie Wrap motif from Robyn Chachula’s wonderful book Blueprint Crochet. I’ve done a small throw using six motifs with a simple double crochet edging. It’s fished but I forgot to snap a photo of it on Molly’s bed before dark, so here’s a look at the piece before edging:
Speaking of Molly, Laura was gifted with a guitar for Molly for Christmas and the two of them practiced Christmas morning on a new chord from Molly’s chord book. Molly’s miniature chord book is the same book Andy had once (in normal size, of course) when he was learning the guitar.