Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Yesterday, I was starting to catch up on my blogrolling (a never-ending task) and was over on Knit Mongrel's blog admiring her Malabrigo Calorimetry that her good friend Knitdds made for her. I was wishing someone would make ME one since I couldn't seem to get around to it myself. Well, screw it, I said. I'm casting on tonight! And so, last night, I made my very own Calorimetry. Shh. Another workplace photoshoot upon arrival this morning. Pay no attention to the sales van behind me plastered in potato chips. Back detail: Hey, Knitting Cat! Check out the button! Details: Pattern: Calorimetry from Winter '06 Knitty Yarn: Malabrigo from my first SP jochibi Bead: From my second SP Knitting Cat Needles: Knit Picks Options US #7 Mods - NONE! Believe it or not, even though I'd heard all sorts of complaints about the size of the thing, I went with it as is. It fits wonderfully! The secret is, well duh - gauge. Unless you like your headwarmers quite a bit tighter, I see no reason to cast on fewer stitches unless you are going for a larger gauge. And yes, that's the same yarn I used to make "Le Slouche". I love me some Malabrigo. It's the perfect yarn for snuggling against your ear. I'd love to see this done in maybe a Noro Silk Garden or Paton's SWS. The long color repeats and the short rows would make for a very cool looking headwarmer, no? Speaking of Malabrigo, I have a bag of it on order from the shop. Wait'll you see what I have in mind for it. Muah ha ha ha ha ha!