A new love

Once the holiday knitting ridiculousness was over with, I immediately took the opportunity to cast on some items for myself. One is already off the needles, and the other is moving along.

In the approximately 40 hrs we were in Boston, I managed to fall down and swipe my credit card on the way to the floor at Windsor Button. The previous week at WHMU, someone had brought along her recently acquired skeins of Malabrigo sock yarn, and someone else was knitting a hat out of Malabrigo worsted, so it's not surprising perhaps that I came away with this

Malabrigo sock
Malabrigo sock in "Stonechat"

and this.

Worsted in "Bobby Blue". Poor thing, I didn't even get a picture of it still in the skein

Swoon. This is my maiden voyage with Malabrigo, and, while I'd never knit a sweater with it because the pilling would make me insane, it is going to be a gorgeous, soft, cushy hat. And a scarf someday when I find the right pattern for the sock weight. In the meantime, I'm enjoying working with it immensely. But don't worry, the girls are still getting fed. Occasionally.