Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Calorimetry!

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. Calorimetry from Winter '06 Knitty Back detail: Calorimetry Back Detail Hey, Knitting Cat! Check out the button! Turtle Bead on Calorimetry 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!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hm, I can't wait to see what that evil laugh brings!

Dammit. I really didn't dig that pattern, but I might be coming around...

Anonymous said...

I love that you were able to get two great projects out a single skein! I bought a bunch more Malabrigo from Personal Threads for $8.50/skein during their new year sale...

trek said...

Well, of course it is a turtle button.

Adam said...

How on earth did you get such a good picture of the back of your head? I'm impressed! My arms would never reach that far back...

Bobbi said...

oh! I have Patons SWS at home and I've been wondering what to do with it. I think I'll be knitting this up tonight or atleast this week.

Yours looks great! Love that green!

Anonymous said...

The more I see these, the more I want one. How much of a skein of Malabrigo? I've got 2, but different colors. I've also got Paton SWS.....

Anonymous said...

ooh, very cute! i made one of these as a gift, but i should really make one for myself. one of these days...

Stacey said...

oh my, that is gorgeous! Must. Have. One.

Hmmm...I have some Malabrigo...now I know what to make! :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely, lovely.

Jessica said...

Damn it. The more I see this pattern knit by people, the more I like it. I think I'm going to start one tonight with Malabrigo in the Lime Green colorway. That's variegated. Ugh. Thanks for adding another thing to my WIP pile. ;)

knitting-cat said...

Recognized the button before I got to the credit. Glad you could use it.

Nice job and what a color.

How did you take those pictures.

Anonymous said...

Just Fabulous!! I saw your comment at KM's site and had ideas, but since you are a way super faster knitter than moi, glad you did it LOL! Cute button!

I've got some SWS to try mine with! Soon! :)

Anonymous said...

Oooh, that's a great color on you! And the button is the best. Yay for cute buttons and Malabrigo snuggles!