Yarn and Monkeys
A while ago I envied some Malabrigo yarn on Karen’s blog, Yarn is My Metier (she knows how to do the accent on the second e of metier–my code manual is somewhere, not here…). She told me not to envy the Malabrigo, she had oodles and oodles (my choice of words not hers), and would send me some: would I please choose a weight and two colors. Wowza! I picked Polar and Burgundy in a heavy worsted, and my they are pretty.
These are multi-plied yarns, which Karen bought when Malabrigo was switching to single ply yarns. I am glad of this, because I think the multi-ply may have more durability. But the colors are intense and lovely, and the yarn is super-soft merino. The colors in the Polar are hard to capture, a soft greened-grey. I have two skeins of each color, so now I need to think of projects! Merino and my skin get along famously well, so one color is going to be a scarf of some sort. Decisions, decisions…
In addition to the yarn, Karen also sent a dpn (or crochet hook) holder made of a very fun sock monkey print fabric from Textile Fetish.
M’s grandmother gave me a set of Knit Picks nickel-plated sock dpns for Christmas, and they are right at home in this needle case (so much nicer than the plastic case they came in).
Those are happy sock monkeys! I had been looking around for a cloth needle case for dpns, and I’m glad I can stop looking, because I didn’t find anything this fun and well-designed in my searches.
If for some perverse reason, you don’t like sock monkeys, than perhaps a Monkey Gland cocktail might be more to your liking.
You can read more about this “unique” cocktail at Cocktails with M.
13 thoughts on “Yarn and Monkeys”
I’m glad you like everything. Now, me? I’m not sure about the Monkey Gland cocktail. At least the name. It looks delish, though. Enjoy!
Karen is such a sweetie!
Oh, that case is so much fun!! Definitely better than the plastic cases. 🙂
Plied Malabrigo? Now there’s something you don’t see every day.
I’m surprised–I don’t normally go for blues, but Polar is lovely.
I just love the feel and colors of Malabrigo. I would love to make something for my hubby using that yarn. The sock monkey needle case it too cool!
Gorgeous Malabrigo! You made some excellent color choices.
Mmmm…that cocktail does look yummy! As does the Malabrigo.
Brenda- I have recently discovered the charms of Malabrigo as well.
The monkeys look like they’ve had a few cocktails- cheers!
Good score on the Malabrigo and needle case. Cute case! So far I’ve only knit with 1-ply Malabrigo Lace, and I love it. I’m making a stole out of it. I think it’ll be a bit like curling up in a favorite blanket when done. But prettier. LOL
The monkey case is so cute and the yarn is yummy as is the cocktail.
Those Malabrigo folks are amazing, aren’t they? What stunning yarns!
I didn’t know Malabrigo changed from multi-plies…my skin loves merino too. I’m so glad you have some Malabrigo to play with…enjoy. I don’t think I’m brave enough to try Monkey Gland but the Oriental sure sounds like a winner.
Wow! What a generous gift!! You are very lucky indeed!