Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Goodies!

Here are some pictures of the goodies I got at Knitch in Atlanta. Their customer service was great, they had a basket of toys and didn't bat an eye at Robby scooting all over the place polishing the floor with his drool. Since I have such a great LYS, I just bought stuff I haven't found there. I got this book,two skeins of Malabrigo,3 skeins of Cascade 220,and I can't find the 4th skein I bought of the Cascade 220 in a reddish purple. The Malabrigo is for the Baby Surprise Jacket, I've been inspired by Adrian's BSJ. I'm going to make the biggest size so Robby will fit into it this winter. Talk about soft, I've heard alot about Malabrigo on the blogs, it's a single ply and will probably pill quite a bit, but I don't care, it will make a beautiful jacket for The Turd, and did I mention it was soft? The Cascade is for a felted vest I want to make for my Aunt, inspired by this. I'll have to buy a copy of Felted Knits. Does anyone have this book? What do you think of it? Are their other good patterns besides the vest? The EZ book is awesome, I love how she writes, very inspiring, and I'm watching Jared and Adrian's progress on their Tomten's because I want to knit one for Rob one of these days.

12 comments:

Covered In Yarn said...

Ooooooo! Tell me what you think of the Malibrigo...everyone swoons but I've never used it.

Nancy said...

Felted Knits isn't bad. It has some nice things in it. I've made a few and the directions were good.

tiennie said...

I love EZ and malabrigo (and cascade 220 is a great yarn that never gets the praise it deserves!) A very successful shopping trip indeed.

nikki nimble needles said...

I have been lagging and lagging on getting this book. Off to Amazon to bite the bullet. I am so jealous that you have such a great LYS near you with a great selection of knitting books.

michele said...

good choice on the EZ. i should get this book too. looking forward to hearing about some of the things you learn from it.

Knittypants said...

Oh, lovely new stash additions. I have been wanting to pet Malabrigo for forever! It will make a wonderful little jacket for Robby.

And he has his front teeth, yay! it's always such a hard time for both baby and mom when they are coming in.

www.knittingnutter.com said...

Drool! Lovely yarn!

Yarnhog said...

Thanks for the happy birthday comment to my son. He had a great birthday. Your son looks like an absolute doll!

bokumbop said...

Bea, thank you for visiting! Confession time: I have been lurking here for at least the last three months, admiring all the beautiful knitting you do ... I have no such talent and am completely jealous. Wow, Arkansas! And your baby is very, very cute. Look forward to keeping up with you.

Yarnhog said...

Re your comment on "A New Low": blech! I know what we're not having for dinner tonight.

Monika said...

I love all E.Z's books! The yarn looks great too. Looking forward to see what you'll knit with it.

Julie said...

The Malibrigo is incredibly soft; I made a sweater out of it last year and wear it without a shirt underneath. I love it even though you are right about the pilling.