Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spotted in the Wild: Fun and Frolicsome FO's

Happy Malabrigo March!  Spring is in the air, but mostly because we never got a "real" winter here in Chicago (unless you count the five days it snowed, two of which happened to be on days I was trying to fly out of here).  It's been in the 30's and 40's, which is a frigging heat wave here this time of year.  At any rate, I wanted to share the latest crop of projects that have been recently completed by my fellow Ravelers!  It's always so fun to see what colors, yarns and patterns people have chosen, and this week's post features a few of my favorite designs!

First up, here's a cute little Kitchy Pleated Bag (you can find the pattern in Malabrigo Book 3), knit by chookgirl in Moda Vera Grand and Moda Vera Mousse.  I like the one fancy button hiding on the inside of the bag!

Also from Book 3, pk26 knit up a pair of the fastest socks in the west, the Quick Draw socks!  If that color looks familiar, that's because it's the very same one I used for the book model - Malabrigo Sock in Terracotta.  It's such a pretty colorway.  I'm a sucker for those hand-dyed shaded solids!

Speaking of gorgeous shaded solids, another pair of House of Mirrors fingerless gloves popped up recently, this one is knit by Roarke in The Wool Dispensary Useful Restorative in Georgia Building Castles. 

Finally, Mr. Nubbins has acquired a few new minions in the form of adorably tiny troublemakers.  Knit by Haldechick (who happens to sell some very cool stuff on etsy as well as blog up a storm in Snarkland), these tiny versions of your favorite critter (Mr. Nubbins defies definition!) will not only knit up quickly, but steal you heart.  In fact, if I ever have some free time, I'm planning on officially updating this pattern with notes and instructions on creating your own Mini Nubbins Army.  'Til then, check out Haldechick's notes on Ravelry (they're hilarious and helpful at the same time) and freestyle it! 

The kooky Mr. Nubbins pictured at right is knit in Tepper, a worsted-weight yarn from HaldeCraft HandDyed in the world's greatest colorway name:  Sock Monkey.  Yep, gonna have to get me some of THAT! 

Keeping Iris company below is a blue Mr. Nubbins who has been hitting the gym - or perhaps eating a LOT of spinach!  His teensiness is achieved by knitting on US #3 Needles with sock yarn doubled.  The yarn shown is HaldeCraft HandDyed Tiptree in One-Hit Wonder.  The project notes for this beefy Mr. Nubbins are also quite hilarious and worth checking out!


  1. As I said to someone recently, I am so glad that you are awesome, because otherwise this Mini Nubbins thing would be a disaster instead of hilarious! :-) Next up, a mid-sized Nubbins with a bow on her hear, for a friend's daughter. Well, "next"... meaning, it's on my list...! And thank you for the shout-out!

  2. I can't wait to see midi-Nubbins!

  3. I need to get Malabrigo Book 3. I need a Kitchy Bag