So, you know I'm cheap as hell, right? I soften that truth my saying I'm not a yarn snob. And that I have coveted All The Stuff The Real Knitters Use, right? Now, don't get me wrong--I have a sweater on the needles at this very moment which is acrylic--and I will wear and and I will like it very much because in addition to being cheap, I'm also a tiny bit lazy when it comes to clothing that requires hand washing or dry cleaning, and I really, REALLY don't want to block a garment after each few wearings. I mean, come on! That's valuable knitting time gone to waste.
But....it's been bugging me a little. I mean--I'm 45 years old. I have a job. I am an obsessed knitter and yarnaholic, so why am still a Mmmmmmalabrigo virgin? That's ridiculous.
Well, not for much longer. Lookie, lookie!
and if that wasn't enough,
That last one? I actually bought that colorway, but in the laceweight.
SO IN A COUPLE OF DAYS I WILL BE RICH WITH MALABRIGO. Yes. Me. ME. Woot!
What should I do? Design something? A shawl? A cowl? Fingerless gloves? OH, I almost forgot (I have Menopause Brain). I didn't think I should go on my first date with Mmmmmmalabrigo with any old tired needles, so I threw caution to the wind and gave in:
These are now mine mine mine.
They arrived yesterday and are patiently awaiting the arrival of the Mmmmalabrigo. It seemed apropos that I would keep myself occupied and anticipatory by spending yesterday listening to the Savvy Girls podcast episode entitled "Malabrigo Day!"
Also, I'm about ready to launch the pattern for the baby pants I've been working on. I have had to knit a bunch of different sizes, and I'm awaiting photos of them being worn by Actual Babies, but I might go ahead and publish the pattern prior to receiving those photos. Because you know--the sooner I start selling that pattern, the sooner I can get mmmmmore Mmmmmalabrigo. Simple logic.
If I fall off the face of the earth for a while, just assume I'm spending quality time with my yarn.