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VickyS456
05-17-2007, 12:26 PM
I took advantage of the sale at Chez Casuelle last month and bought a healthy amount of the mmmmmmm. Now what? LOL

What have you made with it? What would you like to make? I'm looking for some ideas :happydance: I have a nice amount in the worsted weight and a few hanks of the super bulky.

Thanks!

Braden
05-17-2007, 12:32 PM
I have made a couple of scrunchable scarves and one very nice sweater. I want to make another sweater soon.

HamaLee
05-17-2007, 12:43 PM
I have made myself :drool:. Heh.
As far as FOs--I made a long scrunchable scarf and a set of Fetching out of two skeins. And I made my mom a Coronet hat (which my dad promptly felted :doh:) with another. I still have the leftovers from that ball and I pet it occasionally.

I'd LOVE to make a cushy winter sweater out of Malabrigo someday. And find a reason to purchase and use their new laceweight.

I think it'd make a great set of legwarmers or armwarmers if you're into that sort of thing, same with a vest. Or an earflap hat!

Jax3303
05-17-2007, 01:07 PM
I made a Clapotis with it. MMMMmmmm is just so soft that when I got it, I just wanted to wrap myself in it.....so I made something I could literally wrap myself in....lol

jmp3775
05-17-2007, 02:48 PM
I made Wicked from Zephyr Style.

Sanibelle
05-17-2007, 03:04 PM
Cicky -

WHy don't you use it to make a clapotis and join our knitalong. It is a really fun pattern to knit. I started one this week.

Lynn

GinnyG
05-17-2007, 03:26 PM
I bought some on sale and plan to make a WICKED sweater.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-17-2007, 04:01 PM
2 scrunchables, one almost-finished pair of fingerless mitts, Wicked sweater, the hooded scarf/bonnet from Knit 2 Together, and a hat. I have some in my stash (some? a LOT, really) that is designated for other projects, mostly sweaters.

Liliyarn
05-17-2007, 04:45 PM
Flared rib scarf (below) and I have three hanks set aside for some leaves of whimsy projects :inlove:



http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/365682713_26541571ab_o.jpg

ironmaiden
05-17-2007, 05:34 PM
I made a hat last week and I'm making another one with the rest of that skein, and I have a fantasy of making a big sweater for next winter with a bunch of different colors...

puppyluv
05-17-2007, 05:54 PM
I made clapotis, took less than 4 hanks, worsted weight...

rebecca
05-17-2007, 06:04 PM
Thus far I've knit fingerless gloves (http://whimsicalknittingdesigns.blogspot.com/2006/11/touch-of-whimsy-fingerless-gloves.html), a hat (http://whimsicalknittingdesigns.blogspot.com/2006/10/touch-of-whimsy-hat-pattern.html) and 1 1/2 scarves (http://whimsicalknittingdesigns.blogspot.com/2006/10/touch-of-whimsy-scarf-pattern.html).
I would LOVE to have a cardi knit with Mmmmmmmm, but it just doesn't get that cold here, so I will stick with accessories, but oh, isn't it yummy?! I read a review (http://www.knittersreview.com/article_yarn.asp?article=/review/product/070517_a.asp) that I received in my email today about a yarn that is coming out that has the characteristics of Mmmmmmm with cashmere, too...sounds yummilicious, too:heart:

VickyS456
05-18-2007, 04:45 AM
Thanks for all the ideas, everyone!

To those who've made a sweater with it, does it grow a lot? I think I remember reading on one of the KALs that the mmmmmm grew after a while. But I've had my eye on Wicked for a WHILE!

Rebecca, I love those gloves! I can see me now, knitting gloves (and scarves) in Mid May! HAHAH! My husband would commit me for sure.

Keep the ideas and pics coming!

HamburgKnitter
05-18-2007, 08:09 AM
Hey Vicky, I just found a Mmmmmmm online source here in the EU. I ordered 4 skeins (at 8.50 each) of a gorgeous blue that I want to knit a clapotis with. I can't wait till my package arrives!!

syndactylus
05-18-2007, 08:27 AM
I made extra-long lace-up fingerless gloves from alterknits. for my aunt, who declines to take a picture, but they looked like this only longer and bluer, with burgundy ribbons.
I'm definitely making another pair, but for now I only have some lace I want to make a cardigan with.

http://sknitty.typepad.com/photos/fo/pict0005.JPG

VickyS456
05-19-2007, 05:15 AM
Rebecca, those gloves are great!

Jeannette, do you mind sharing your EU source? Us expats have to stick together ;)

Vendie
05-19-2007, 09:31 AM
I'm using some burgandy mmmmmalabrigo for Paton's Urban Aran, and it's working up beautifully.

Quiltlady
05-19-2007, 09:34 AM
I've made about 5 different scarves with MMMMMMMM. I love how soft it is and how it feels. Great for around one's neck.:lol:

nadja la claire
05-19-2007, 09:57 AM
I made a skirt but I really don't like it so I'm going to frog it and do something else with my pretties.

:muah::hug:

Nadja :knitting:

jeanius80
05-19-2007, 12:49 PM
:drool:i have some and was wondering the same thing! those of you who knit wicked with mmmm, how many hanks does it take? i have been wanting to knit this, and in mmm would be wonderful:heart:

cds11
05-19-2007, 01:11 PM
I just bought myself a skein of malabrigo last weekend, it was on sale for 30% off, so I figured I'd give it a try... Everyone has sooo much good stuff to say about it, and it felt so nice in the store, I figured I could handle paying about $13 for it... Anyways, I think I'm going to try making a hat with it, since I've found so many cute hat patterns..

Beemer
05-19-2007, 02:29 PM
2 scrunchables, one almost-finished pair of fingerless mitts, Wicked sweater, the hooded scarf/bonnet from Knit 2 Together, and a hat. I have some in my stash (some? a LOT, really) that is designated for other projects, mostly sweaters.


How did the hooded scarf turn out? I've been drooling over that pattern and the sort of shrug/shawl too.

kniftyknitter12
05-19-2007, 04:21 PM
I have made a pair of mittens and matching rainy day scarf, and I am now making a booga in mmmmmm.

kristinw
05-19-2007, 07:40 PM
:drool:i have some and was wondering the same thing! those of you who knit wicked with mmmm, how many hanks does it take? i have been wanting to knit this, and in mmm would be wonderful:heart:

For the short sleeve, the pattern calls for 500-800 yards of worsted (they used Artyarns Supermerino). The long sleeve calls for 800-1100 yards. I have heard that many people have used more yarn than the pattern calls for.

Hope that helps! :sun:

knitwit88
05-19-2007, 09:43 PM
I seriously don't want to sound like a total ignoramus, but WHAT THE HECK ARE ALL THESE PATTERNS YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT?
What's a clapotis, etc.? :think:

jeanius80
05-19-2007, 09:50 PM
I seriously don't want to sound like a total ignoramus, but WHAT THE HECK ARE ALL THESE PATTERNS YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT?
What's a clapotis, etc.? :think:
here are some of the patterns
wicked (http://www.zephyrstyle.com/catalog/item.cfm/2367447/3974522)
clapotis (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html)
scrunchable scarf (http://www.knitlist.com/96gift/giftsscarf.htm)

most of the patterns mentioned are popular ones, you can always do a search through google and usually find the pattern and lots of pics to look at :thumbsup:

KathyinCali
05-21-2007, 01:11 PM
I bought two skeins at 65 yards each. Does anyone have a scarf pattern they suggest? I'm a long thinner type scarf person. Thanks!

VickyS456
05-21-2007, 01:18 PM
What's a clapotis, etc.? :thinking:



LOL! It sounds like a disease, doesn't it? :ick:

I'm sorry, I can't come in to work today. I have clapotis.

HamburgKnitter
05-21-2007, 01:40 PM
Jeannette, do you mind sharing your EU source? Us expats have to stick together ;)

I ordered it here:

http://www.kemagie.de/index.html?handgefaerbte_merinowolle_malabrigo_uru guay_(_keine_lagerware_).htm

I ordered it early last week and got a quick reply from them that they would be ordering it on Wednesday and would let me know when it is ready to ship. I have no idea where they are ordering it from and haven't heard from them since then. I'll let you know how long it takes....

I hope this ends up being a good online source - they have some really nice stuff! :inlove:

VickyS456
05-21-2007, 01:49 PM
Thanks, Jeannette! I hope it all goes well :D

PaperGirl
05-21-2007, 01:53 PM
LOL! It sounds like a disease, doesn't it? :ick:

I'm sorry, I can't come in to work today. I have clapotis.


You know, if I worked, I would try that. As it stands...I may pull it on dh and see what he does. :angelgrin:

VickyS456
05-21-2007, 01:58 PM
You know, if I worked, I would try that. As it stands...I may pull it on dh and see what he does. :angelgrin:

I would think it could work for other things, too.

"I'm sorry honey, I couldn't do all the dusting today. My dang clapotis is acting up again"

"Oh I'm sorry, I couldn't pick up your dry cleaning... The dang clapotis on the car is squeaking again!"

"I can't babysit your kids today, I'm having a pretty bad flair up of Clapotis"

clb1968
05-21-2007, 08:56 PM
Vicki, :roflhard:

mamapaulsel
05-23-2007, 06:01 AM
I love this yarn, it's so soft and easy to work with. I have made one pair of socks so far and have started my second pair. My daughters can't wait to put on their cozy socks and snuggle up in front of the fireplace this next winter. I even have requests from other people to knit socks for them too.
Mamapaulsel

KnittingNat
05-23-2007, 12:33 PM
LOL! It sounds like a disease, doesn't it? :ick:

I'm sorry, I can't come in to work today. I have clapotis.

:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:
I wonder if my doctor will give me sick days for that :rofling::rofling: (I wish :pray:)