I have a confession....my friend Cathy and I went yarn shopping today. And boy did we, I mean I haul it in. One of the local yarn stores in Tampa was having a Birthday Celebration that I could not pass up. Knit N Knibble is a great store whether you visit in person or online. They had great deals and I found some beautiful yarn to show you. They will be having the yarn sale online for a day or two if you are interested. The store was packed, but knitters, crocheters and weavers are so nice it wasn't a problem. They had a fashion show where people could show off their amazing talent. Wow, the creativity and skill level of people who work with yarn is simply amazing. They had door prizes which I sadly did not win. But the most incredible site to me was about 150 women, sitting with their knitting, crochet or Cricket Looms, eating, talking and just being happy. They were wearing all things yarn, talking yarn and being one with each other. Nothing like yarn fumes to make everyone giddy.
Above is the wonderful Malabrigo I am currently in a mad love affair with. Malabrigo is so soft and gets a 10 on the scale of yarn yummieness. I also purchase Malabrigo Kettle Dyed Pure Merino Wool in the washed out solid blue color in the background. This is a thicker yarn that I think will make an amazing cowl. These yarns were 15% off which helps a lot when you are making Christmas presents.
Above is Berroco Lustra which was 50% off. So $5 a skein, you just can't beat that. Lovely, smooth and shiny, which I think will make an amazing scarf of cowl.
All of it together looks like a whole lot of work in my future. Knits Weekend was a purchase that was not on sale, but I just had to have.
This is my finished cowl in Malabrigo Rios. Two strands held together, a chain of 64, a treble crochet in each stitch and there you have it. Simple, beautiful and sooooooo soft. You can crochet in the round, or make a big rectangle and single crochet together.
Here a picture up close so you can see the stitch pattern. It looks more washed out color wise than it is in reality, so sorry about that. That makes finished project 31 for me for the year so far. How are you doing on your projects?