Wow, two jobs really cuts down on my blogging time! Knitting still progresses, so I have plenty of things to show you (and some Christmas goodies that will have to wait...). For now I have a lovely Malabrigo hood for me in... pink! Surprised?
640 yards of Malabrigo worsted (just over 3 skeins). The pattern is the Pfeiffer Hills Hooded scarf from Interweave Winter 2008. I loved the idea of a hooded scarf with pockets from the moment I saw the pattern. My best friend in kindergarten had a hooded scarf and I thought it made so much sense and would keep me from constantly losing my hats.
This was my second try at the pattern. I wasn't wild about the elongated braid so, the first time, I tried replacing it with a tighter braid. Meh. It didn't work out so well. Plus, the yarn was riduculously scratchy (Paton's Non-merino wool) so it sits in my unfinished project drawer, taking up space.
This, though.... Mmmmalabrigo! I told you I was crazy for this stuff. In fact, I've been dying to make this sweater in Malabrigo. Only... I can't seem to find a sweater's worth of green, grey, or brown anywhere!