Sunday, June 12, 2011

29

 Project 29 can I tell you how much I love you?  You are so beautiful and soft.  Your color changes are subtle but oh so wonderful.  I can not do you justice in any picture I shoot of you, so this one will have to do.  This cowl is made from Malabrigo Rios Pure Merino Superwash.  And let me tell you my love for this yarn is growing and growing.  I used Malabrigo bulky yarn for my last cowl, but this one has all the yumminess (is that a word?) of the bulky yarn, but seems much better for a cowl.  I love the texture and I love the softness.  I used a J crochet hook, chained around 120 stitches,  did a dc in every other chain separated by a chain one, when you get to the end of the row, chain 4, turn and start back placing your dc in the space created by the chain one of the previous round.  Simple, fast and a great potential Christmas gift.
 The color is amazing, I was almost sorry this project was over so quickly.  I have been working on it while trying to finish the knitted dress, so it has been on the hook for a little bit.  By the way thanks so much for all your encouraging comments about the knitted dress, you just may make me take it out of time out soon.
I had some yarn left over when I finished the cowl, so I decided to chain 20, do the same pattern and make a scarf with the remaining yarn.  I love how the scarf pattern creates a bit of a zig-zag.  It is just lovely and I want to wrap it around my neck and walk around in it all day, not such a great idea when it is 90 degrees out!  I think this will be a  great last minute gift for someone so I am putting it in my gift bin.  If your local yarn store has Malabrigio run, don't walk and buy yourself a skein.  You won't be disappointed. 

Happy Sunday!

9 comments:

by Teresa said...

That is beautiful yarn. If I ever see any at my LYS I will grab one. I am starting a neat ripple with the citrus colored yarn I got in my swap package!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Kristen said...

Oh, yum! I think a cowl is the perfect project for Malabrigo, and yours is so pretty. :)

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

So lovely, Meredith! Yarn looks great and soft. That is such a wonderful color variegation, always makes people and outfits look striking! You will look great. Have a super week. xoRobin❤

Jane said...

The yarn looks lovely, Meredith, and it's a gorgeous cowl. And yumminess is definitely a word - I use it all the time, especially about yarn!
Have a great week
Jane x

Leah said...

Your cowl is absolutely gorgeous! The colours are beautiful. I think I might have to visit my local wool shop today - you've got me inspired!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I love finding beautiful new blogs to look at and yours is definitely beautiful. Have a fab week.

The Garden Bell said...

You know I'm totally SWOONing over this yarn. It's going to be lovely. Can't wait to see it finished.

Lena said...

These colors are so pretty. I think it is sort of funny that you're such a big knitter/crocheter living in Florida of all places, Meredith. You need a cooler climate for all of your lovely creations!

Grateful4Crochet said...

Hi Meredith, its gorgeous. Just gave you an award at my blog

lovestitch said...

It's really gorgeous! I love the yarn so! Your both crochet and knitting are just adorable!!! Can't wait to see your finished project!
Take care and happy hooking! xo