Sunday, 2 May 2010

#7 - What a Yarn

And what a week! Today's post is the final post of Knit & Crochet Blog Week and I have to admit that I am glad it is so. Blogging every day is not as easy as it looks, especially trying to fit in a family and husband and some actual knitting at the same time! But I am so glad that I have made the effort and definitely think that I am inspired to keep challenging myself and blogging on a variety of topics each week (or fortnight!).

To wrap it up here are a couple of yummy yarn's in my stash that I am just itching to use...

Malabrigo's Silky Merino in Lettuce colourway from Tangled Yarns. I've raved about my love of Malabrigo Yarns and this yarn especially before so I won't bore you again. But let me just say that I LOVE it and if you haven't tried Malabrigo yet you are missing out - really! I don't want to knit with anything else at the moment. If you live in Australia and are finding it hard to come by, visit the Tangled Yarns website. I hope to cast on Never Not Knitting's Cedar Leaf Shawlette in this tonight. I planned to knit this for my mother in law for her birthday but it is going to be a bit of a belated present now.


I also can't wait to use this 50% silk/50% merino hand dyed fingering weight yarn from Lush Yarns. the colour is called "Violet Sky" but I couldn't quite capture the richness of the colours in the photograph, I think because of the luminosity of the silk. But take it from me, it is beautiful!

I definitely want to knit myself a shawl out of this. Either Kirsten Kapur's Lavalette(left), Gudrun Johnston's Aestlight Shawl (centre) or YsoldaTeague's Ishbel (right).

Thanks to everyone for tuning into my blog this week! I hope you have found these posts informative or interesting. I haven't had a chance to read everyone else's posts but plan to sit down with a cup of tea tonight and indulge in reading what other knitters have been up to. I'll do a round up over the next couple of days and share some of my favourites with you.

x Natalie


  1. Those are both lovely! I think the violet yarn would look awesome with any of those shawl patterns. I'm a huge Malabrigo fan, too. : )

  2. Natalie - I love your Malabrigo too! I think it's almost the same as the silky merino I had up on my site. hehe Good Luck on the Cedar Leaf Shawlette!! I think you have the perfect yarn for it. I tried it in a weird colour way and it didn't feel right to do leaves so I just did a crochet edging. I have some great green yarn in my stash I'm going to do another one in soon! :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm looking forward to reading more of yours!

    -Sarah :)

  3. Can I commission a shawl please! Please please...I am sure your waiting list is a few years but I will wait! x

  4. Well you do have a birthday coming up so I'll see what I can do. What colors are you wearing this season?


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