Monday, March 28, 2011

A Tale OF Two Yarns - 2KCBWDAY1

Part of any fibre enthusiast’s hobby is an appreciation of yarn. Choose two yarns that you have either used, are in your stash or which you yearn after and capture what it is you love or loathe about them.

It was easy to choose two yarns to talk about. I have been working with them for several days. The first is Mini Mochi (which is on the right) The color way is Lake Trail. Normally I am not a huge fan of single ply yarn, but the mini mochi has been pleasant to work with. It is a merino nylon blend. And despite being fingering weight, I find it to be pretty strong. The way the colors fade together is quite lovely as well. The other yarn is Malabrigo Sock, shown in the color way Chocolate Amargo. It is a plied merino, and quite lovely to work with as well. I'm not sure I would use either for socks as I'm not sure how they would wear.

I'm knitting a hat with them. Or at least I was until I realized the hat was three inches too big. I did a swatch.... and my swatch lied. I took a picture before I started again. It is a bit of a bummer because the hat is a design for the 11 hats in 2011 group and I was hoping to have a pattern done soon. Good thing I like the yarn. I don't mind having to knit another hat with it.


Ria said...

Hatez when swathes lies!!

Love MALABRIGO SOCK!! My problem with not making socks with it is I don't want it hidden in my shoes!

I am dieing to try Mini Mochi.

Alexandra said...

The hat is so pretty! Malabrigo sock is lovely, so soft. I haven't tried Mini Mochi yet, but I love the colors!

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