Wednesday, March 13, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Malabrigo and more!

It's week two of Malabrigo March and already I've finished my first project, with the second one close on its heels. Here is the pile of moose parts I need to assemble this week, ideally in time for my FO Friday post...though that might be a long shot, considering how many fiddly bits there are to assemble:
Since I was without an "on-the-go" knitting project, last week I decided to cast on for a scrap yarn scarf  based on Becky Herrick's Snippet Scarf, a free pattern on Ravelry. For some reason, I had the insane delusion that carrying around several leftover skeins of fingering-weight yarn was a really good idea. The reality, of course, is the complete opposite, and I think this will become my kitchen knitting project instead! I have been saving lots of bits and bobs from luxury skeins of yarn - Malabrigo Finito, The Uncommon Thread Heavenly Fingering, Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, and The Fibre Company Canopy Fingering, to name a few. Already, it's become rather unwieldy, as you can see, but I think the end result will be a very pretty (and warm) scarf that I'll wear a bunch!
My new nephew finally made his appearance this week, and of course that means he needs a monkey, right? I had bought some brightly-colored yarn from the Green Mountain Spinnery at the beginning of the year, and I think this skein of Wonderfully Woolly is perfect for monkey-making. I'll be pairing it with the never-ending skein of Malabrigo Worsted in Pigeon as the contrast colors, which means that this monkey will be soft AND sturdy! This also happens to be the perfect project for on-the-go, so now I am back in business for the next time In need to venture outside of the house.
Finally, I haven't made much progress on my third (and final) Malabrigo March project, the cropped cardi in Arroyo. For those of you who missed Monday's post, you can get the scoop here (I also review the Raglanify app, which I used to generate the pattern I'm using for this project!).

Looking for more WIP Wednesday inspiration? Hop over to the Tami's Amis Blog for all the WIPs you can handle!



8 comments:

  1. I love the idea of a "pile of moose parts", but it does look like lots of fiddly assembly. Hope it goes swimmingly!

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    1. It's slow going, but I made a little progress last night. Thanks for the encouragement!

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  2. The Moose looks like it's going to be adorable. The problem with using pieces parts for an on the go project for me is always forgetting my scissors when I need to change yarns, and or them getting tangled in my bag. But...I do love using up odds and ends.

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    1. Yes! I now have a tote bag full of tangled odds and ends, and I'm not even halfway through this thing!

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  3. Thanks for the heads up on the app. Off to look into it. Love the projects in progress!

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    1. Looking forward to hearing how you like it!

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  4. Good call on the scrap scarf -- kitchen knitting -- love it. You knit with good stuff! Can't wait to see how it comes together. Will check back on the moose.

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    1. Yes, unfortunately for my pocket book, I am addicted to the luxurious stuff. Thanks for stopping by!

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