My New Hobby

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to post, but I managed to pick up a new crafty hobby: knitting! Cyn and Mandy taught me over the new year’s holiday. Talk about an awesome start to 2011; there really is a lot to be said about starting a new year with a brand new skill. Love it! I think I’m going to make that a goal every year.

We have an amazing local yarn store (lys) here in Salt Lake. Blazing Needles is the place to get the best yarn. And I always run into people I know there. It’s a social experience, going to Blazing Needles. Earlier this month, they had a lovely deal where you could get the pattern for the fingerless gloves pictured here with the purchase of Malabrigo Rios yarn. Love! Malabrigo is my new go-to yarn. It’s super soft and pure joy to work with.

Susan Lawrence’s Ragtop pattern is super easy to modify for fit. I had to add a few rows up top for my freakishly long fingers. The results were gorgeous and I love wearing that teal color with my bright orange waffle-weave JCrew henley. There’s nothing wrong with mixing your colors, my friends! Be bold.

3 thoughts on “My New Hobby

  1. Tiffany Johnson says:

    Those look so soft and comfy cozy!!! I can’t wait to see more of your knitted creations!

  2. Linda Barber says:

    You posted! Grinning from ear to ear. 🙂 Malabrigo is my go-to yarn too. So amazing. I kinda want to knit a snuggy with it. LOL! A few others that I love are Dream In Color and Madelinetosh. It’s all about squishy for me.

    BTW, we have to knit next time we get together. And talk dorky knitty stuff. (Although, as you know, I’m usually not dorky at all. I’m usually such a cool cat.)

  3. Kim Watson says:

    Hey a post finally!!! Welcome back!

    You know too I am impressed…. I don’t think I could even knit a scarf…so imagine just how impressed I am.
    I can’t believe you & Linda are swapping yarn gossip….ehem* I am obviously missing out on a whole another angle to life.

    @Linda ‘dorky’ NEVER !?
    :o) :o)

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