Above is the “Darkside Cowl” in Malabrigo Worsted in Olive. I discovered the pattern on Ravelry and wrapped it up in January. After knitting several Malabrigo cowls as gifts, I had to have one myself, so I knitted this one. Simple pattern, but it made such a wonderful texture. Love, love, love Malabrigo. Want to knit with nothing else.
And then I finished up a pair of socks. I used Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Birches and used Ann Budd’s Gentleman’s Fancy Socks pattern from Knitting Vintage Socks. . . and I ran out of yarn! Luckily Ravelry saved me and I had enough to knit up the final 15 rows of the sock, finishing them last night. . . the same day my tiny ball of yarn arrived in the mail.
In other knitting news, I finally used my Loopy Ewe gift certificates from Christmas and ordered up some goodies including the Malabrigo worsted you see above (note my love of Malabrigo). It’s called Emerald, but is a lovely, lovely teal. Eight skeins in all, enough for a sweater.
And below you can see the Loopy Loves You gift kit that I gifted to myself for Valentine’s Day. Lovely Tempted yarn, a pattern, project bag and tape measure. . . all for me!
I also finally christened the dress form that Cynical gave me for Christmas, shooting some photos of some sweaters I suspect I never unveiled for you guys, at least not in a suitable way. I’ll officially introduce you to them over the next few weeks.