Friday, October 15, 2010


Thank you everyone for your input and ideas on my ahem dilemma. Northern Girl Knits said that perhaps we secretly enjoy taking on too much, and I think she may be right! I've decided that my project list is doable and not to stress about it, yet. After all, I still have more than two months and three of those projects don't actually have to be done until Christmas (and technically I can take as long as I want with Adam's). 

I've decided to go with the Sunny Spread. While I'm pretty much in love with the Girasole, or maybe just the idea of one, I choose the Sunny Spread because of it's portability. It's much easier to take a skein of yarn around with you than say, and entire afghan.  I don't love seaming, but it's manageable. And my final decision maker was that if I need to, I can crochet like the wind (if the wind crocheted).

I'm hoping to spend some time this weekend looking for yarn. Jacey suggested Berroco Comfort, which is a yarn I have used before and love. It is definitely on my short list but I think I'll do a bit more looking around before I commit. I've given it some thought and this afghan must be washable. I know my mother won't care if I make an acrylic afghan, but I might. Unless I can find an acrylic that is very soft and doesn't make me hate crocheting when I use it. And that's a tall order.

For today, I'll leave you with a picture of some yummy yarns I'm working with for a sample knit. I don't know if I could love Malabrigo more.  Working with this yarn reminded me just how cozy Malabrigo is.


  1. Mmm, I've been missing Malabrigo lately. I've got plenty in the stash, but I've already got so many things on the needles. Hmm, I might need to have one more thing on the current list. I think the Sunny Spread is a great choice. Good luck!

  2. Okay I have to say that for 100% acrylic that is washable that would be lovely in a variety of colors is the Hobby Lobby I love this yarn! I'm not a huge acrylic user, but I've used this for a small blanket, baby sweater and a couple other projects. It's really soft and easy to work with either knitting or crocheting. And comes in a ton of colors.

  3. Good call on the Sunny Spread, crocheting is much easier to fly through than knitting.
    I am drooling over the Malabrigo- I often dreamed I was queen of a land called Malabrigo! :)
    Have a great weekend.


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