Each skein is 430m of 2ply baby merino dream come true.
It's a gloriously gloomy day out there today, not the best photo taking light, but as you can see I managed to snap a shot or two....
These babies arrived in my mailbox on Friday(ish - don't even get me started on the local post office.... our new local post office is open Saturday mornings! hurrah)
Whilst I had heard of Malabrigo before (the girls at KathrynIvy had a whole bunch of gorgeous FOs on show during Malabrigo March) it really all started for me when Bells introduced me to the divine laceweight (Verdes) she was using for her green pi blanky.
Because to touch Malabrigo is something completely different to hearing about it
This yarn feels like a cloud.
A couple of days later, when Trine was lamenting the postage costs associated with ordering yarns like Malabrigo online I remembered Bells had ordered hers from an Australian (much more reasonable postage) stockist - Yarn and Kisses - and decided to take a look at what they had in store.
Ooh, some gorgeous colours, for sure, but what would I make with it anyway?
Enter Ravelry and this beauty (Rav link).
The Lace Ribbon Scarf from Knitty, knit up from ONE SINGLE SKEIN OF MMMALABRIGO LACE!!!
Of course, at that point all restraint went out the window.
So, there I was at Yarn and Kisses, credit card in hand, ready to buy my ONE SKEIN of yarn.
Then I thought "I know that scarf only took one skein, but what if I run out? And then I can't get more?? Best get two skeins, JUST IN CASE."
"And, oooh the colours! How to choose? What if I choose one and then it looks different when it arrives and I which I'd picked another? Perhaps I should get two colourways, you know, JUST IN CASE."
And just like that one skein becomes four.
It's more economical postage-wise, that way, you know, though.
And it's just sooooo lurvely - I don't think I could have chosen between the two anyway.
I'll bring these along to Dickson on Monday night if anyone wants a feel - but I won't be held responsible for what might happen next... ;)
ps My Hawks won Saturday night!