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It All Started with a Scarf

I have an addiction. I've hinted at in another post, but I'll just admit, I can't say no to Malabrigo yarn. It's soft and squishy and the colorways are amazing. This project started as a one skein scarf I knitted last summer. All the family was over for the Fourth of July, kids swimming, family visiting...I was knitting :-) Just a little scarf called "Feliz Navidad"knit from Malabrigo Rios [caption id="attachment_1378" align="aligncenter" width="3264"]Feliz Navidad Scarf knit from Malabrigo Rios Feliz Navidad Scarf knit from Malabrigo Rios[/caption]   My mom noticed my knitting. "That's pretty. Did you  spin it?" was the innocent beginning to a conversation that ended with "Sure, I can knit you a sweater." The Malabrigo addiction must be catching, because she wanted the Arco Iris colorway. We searched Ravelry for a pattern she liked and settled on "Water and Stone" by Vera Valimaki. It's a sport weight pattern, so happily most the Malabrigo colors are repeated in all their yarn lines, and I was able to order it in Arroyo. Then I waited. And waited...because as with many hand made things, Malabrigo can take a while to be finished. But good things come to those who wait, right? Finally in late November the yarn arrived and I cast on. It's still a work in progress- [caption id="attachment_1380" align="aligncenter" width="3264"]Sweater knit from Malabrigo Rios Sweater knit from Malabrigo Rios[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1381" align="aligncenter" width="3264"]Sweater knit from Malabrigo Rios Sweater knit from Malabrigo Rios[/caption]

  Should I rabbit trail on how much I like the addi Turbo Lace needles? I'll save that for another post. Because I also love Chiagoo and Kollage needles and this is a post about Malabrigo. Earlier this week, this arrived in the warehouse: [caption id="attachment_1382" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Malabrigo Nube Persia Malabrigo Nube Persia[/caption]   It's soft and stunning roving dyed by Malabrigo. This colorway- "Persia" is going with me this weekend to spindle spin. Is there a support group for Malabrigo addicts? I belong to Malabrigo Junkies on Ravelry . It's not really helping :-)

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