Thursday, August 21, 2008

Malabrigo madness.

Everyone just seems to be in love with this stuff. And what's not to love about Malabrigo? Gorgeous kettle dyes, thick-thin for texture, supreme softness, excellent price for the yardage (the multis are even the same price as the semi-solids!) and gazillions of patterns on Ravelry. Not to mention the sympathy factor - Tobias and his crew suffered a terrible fire a few months ago - but they're quickly getting back up to speed and we were thrilled to get a nice big order with new colors. Sorry, but this pic just cannot do the colors justice:

I ordered in amounts of 20-30 of each color this time, because so many of you have been making garments with it. But the hottest project has been one that requires absolutely no knitting on your part. How, you may ask? Terrie has designed a new coat that she looms from Malabrigo (or most any other yarn, but the Malabrigo makes the coolest patterns in the knitted fabric!). She trims them in Prism yarn and the result is just stunning. In fact, I'm having her make one for my mom for Christmas (Mom doesn't read the blog too often so let's hope she misses this one).

This Saturday, Terrie is doing a free workshop. She'll bring a bunch of her loomed designs, and you can check them out in person. If you like, you can choose a design and a yarn, and get on her make-to-order list. The event is free, this Saturday, August 23 from 2-3pm. No need to pre-register. So plan to come by. If nothing else, it is guaranteed to inspire you to make one-of-a-kind creations this fall!

- Shelley
shop online at loopsknitting.com

2 Comments:

Blogger Holly said...

Any sock weight yet or just worsted? "Just" worsted, as if Malabrigo can be ever used in the same sentence with "just." I need to nail down my Christmas knitting list and stock up on supplies. Or maybe I should come in first and let the yarns tell me what to make.
Do you have plans for selling the silky yarn, too? Don't want to give my meager business to someone else if you will be getting it.

August 23, 2008 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Shelley Brander said...

No sock weight yet - Tobias says it will be awhile - but we did get LACE for the first time! Yum! What is the silky yarn?

August 26, 2008 at 8:17 AM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home