Carrots and Chocolate
|Sounds like an odd combination, right? I thought so too. No, I'm not pregnant. I'm knitting! Well, will be soon. Carrot and chocolate are the colors I picked for this scarf. Sounds yummy now, right? I'll most likely start on this one in August or September, since both colors fit nicely in the triad for Project Spectrum 2.0 for those months. It wasn't planned that way, either- just two colors I love together! As promised, here is some yarn p*rn!|
The yarn is KnitPicks Wool of the Andes (mmm...soft wool...). I picked up two balls of each, plus an extra in the chocolate color to make a matching pair of Fetching. Man, I love those fingerless gloves.
In further yarn acquisitions, here is some absolutely stunning (as always) Malabrigo that I got from Destash. They didn't come with ball bands, but some browsing of their website leads me to believe that the pink one is "little lovely" (almost positive on that) and the red with purple is (possibly) "amoroso". Don't you think so, too? anyways, love love love. both are destined to become beautiful scarves, as usual.
Wait, there's more! I picked these balls (two of each color) in a moment of weakness at Micheal's a week or two ago. I love both colors, and once again, both are destined to become cool scarves. I'm thinking something with cables. If you're curious, it's Patons Classic Wool in "Rosewood" (right) and "Regency" (left).
Yes, there's still more. This is one lonely skein of KnitPicks Andean Silk (drool) in "lettuce", I believe. I'm not sure what it is going to become- possibly some gloves. I may even stray from the beloved Fetching pattern. Gasp!
Last, but definitely not least, is a Finished Object! This should almost count as two projects because it is so freakin' huge, but whatever. I present to you James' Malabrigo Scarf!
A really easy knit, nonetheless. It's two balls of Malabrigo in "stone blue", knit in a basic horizontal 2x2 rib. It's really, really long, but he loves it. I love it. if he didn't like it so much, I would have stolen it from him already. Makes me think I should start buying 2 skeins of Malabrigo per scarf. Although, his was a lot wider than I like mine (to maintain manliness, ya know) . anyways, it's done, and I'm not really sure what to knit next. I think I may actually do some crochet-there is a few weeks left for blue in Project Spectrum, and I have some bulky Wool of the Andes that I purchased to make the crochet cravat (with lots of extra repeats) from the One Skein book. I guess we'll see...