Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday Morning FO Parade

I have two FO's to show off this morning!  First, I finished my Shiatsu legwarmers - they are blocking as I type!  I'm pretty happy with how they turned out - They should be great to wear with skirts in the next few weeks.  I have to say, I'm very impressed with the yarn I used from Knit Picks - it knit up quite nicely and now that it's blocked, it's even softer and squishier!  I'll definitely be using this yarn again.

Pattern:  Shiatsu by Judy Sumner - from Knitted Socks East and West

Yarn:  Knit Picks Gloss DK in Robot (3 skeins) - a lovely (and affordable) merino/silk blend!

I'm pleased to announce that I have finished my first Malabrigo March project!  There were a few hiccups along the way, as I ran out of yarn twice!  oh, the perils of destashing - usually I don't have this problem when making toys or monsters with leftover skeins of yarn.  Murphy's law decided to pay me a visit, and I did have to make a trip last week to Nina to snag one more skein of Twist. Of course, I had two stripes to go on the last arm and ran out of Rios.  Noooooo!  Why must the yarn gods be punishing me?  After some initial panic, I thought I remembered seeing a tiny little bit of Rios somewhere in the house.   A fruitless 30-minute search ensued, and then an impassioned plea for someone to send a few leftover bits my way via snail mail.  And then, as I was digging through my Malabrigo bin to start another monster using leftover skeins (do I ever learn??), that tiny bit of Rios came tumbling out!

Pattern:  Gort the Gym Bag Monster by Rebecca Danger - from The Big Book of Knitted Monsters

Yarns:  1 skein Malabrigo Twist in Sunset, 1 skein Malabrigo Rios in Cumparsita

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