Monday, 15 October 2012

I Think I Found It...

...My knitting mojo that is *laughs* Well, I have figured out where it went at least ;)

Months ago, I agreed to make a scarf for my grandmother. She wanted a grey scarf, maybe with some pink, with no pattern requirement. I bought some yarn and got going. And stalled.

It has been stuck at this stage for months. The yarn, while very pretty and soft, is just awful to work with. I've switched between metal, bamboo and wooden needles, and it sticks and squeaks on all of them. So I'd manage a row or two before throwing it to one side.

Now, because I had promised to make it, the weather is getting cold and I know my gran is getting a little impatient, not knitting it was no longer an option. So I didn't pick anything else up, to try and force myself to knit this. But I really didn't want to *laughs*

In the end, I decided that the yarn just wasn't working and I would therefore need to buy something different otherwise the scarf would never get finished and I would never knit again ;) At the weekend I bought new yarn...

Malabrigo Worsted in Pearl. The colour is gorgeous, grey with some pink, as requested. And the yarn is beautiful to work with. It also has the advantage of being worsted/aran weight rather than DK as I was using before *laughs*

I cast on yesterday and the scarf is already as long as the previous incarnation ;)

The pattern I'm making up is similar to the one I started with on the original scarf, fishnet lace interspersed with garter stitch. Because this yarn is much nicer to work with, as well as being thicker and warmer, I have got much larger lace sections, which I think looks really good.

It'll look better once it's blocked, but I actually like the pattern even without blocking.

So, after a few weeks of little to no knitting, I knit half a scarf in an evening *laughs* I think I might be back on track ;)

I bought the new yarn at the Knitting and Stitching Show, along with a few other goodies, but as this is already a long enough post, I'll show those off tomorrow *grins*


  1. malabrigo sure is a miracle cure, i love everything about it! :)

  2. The new scarf looks great! I'm glad you found your mojo. You'll have to remember next time that it likes to hide in a skein of Malabrigo:)

  3. I am going to have to look up fishnet lace, that scarf it looking gorgeous and the color is just perfect for it!

  4. We've all had those projects, haven't we? Did I ever tell you the story of the baby blanket that was given to the child for her seventh birthday? I kid you not. ;) Glad to see you blogging again. Missed you. xoxo - Alex

  5. Yay for regaining your mojo! The scarf is beautiful-- I'm sure your gran will love it!

  6. Oh Malabrigo, a terrific cure for what ails ya! ;)

  7. The malabrigo is a fantastic colour. Glad you re-found your mojo!


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