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Old 03-21-2009, 10:29 PM   #1
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Malabrigo in the Mail
I ordered a sweater's worth of Malabrigo and it came in the mail today. Why is it that it's so much more exciting to open a package of Malabrigo than any other yarn?

I was supposed to be doing housework today...
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:41 PM   #2
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Looks positively YUMMY!
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:51 PM   #3
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Color me jealous! That is soooo beautiful. I can't wait to see the sweater!!!
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:14 PM   #4
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MMMMmmmmmmmmmm. . . .
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:46 AM   #5
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I've never touched or seen Malabrigo, so in order for you to get back to work cleaning house I think you should send it to me. I'll let you know how nice it is to work with.
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Originally Posted by Plantgoddess+ View Post
I've never touched or seen Malabrigo, so in order for you to get back to work cleaning house I think you should send it to me. I'll let you know how nice it is to work with.
Oh darn! You beat me to the offer. I've never had a chance to try it out either, but I hear so many wonderful things. I love the color.
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:16 PM   #7
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Oooooooo aaaaahhhhhhh. That must be the new Malabrigo Solids, huh?!!! I love the shade of blue!!! Would you call it indigo, royal, navy? What is the shade/color number?

Yeah, the solids are the only way to go for a 'sweater's worth'.
You can't depend on Malabrigo kettle-dyeds to knit up decently for a sweater.

I have a bed jacket that only used a few skeins of Green Spark. When the yanks arrived, I said "Phew! At least they are all the same shade of greens". Yeah right.

Now AFTER knitting the BACK and almost one FRONT...I could see the lighter cakes.

So, I frogged part of the LEFT FRONT, and reknit with a darkie, and used the LIGHTS for the sleeves. Well, it's just a bed jacket. And I have two sleeves that are lighter.

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Old 03-24-2009, 05:35 PM   #8
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I'm a HUGE fan of Malabrigo worsted. My yarn shop only carries about 6 colors. Where are some good sites to purchase from?
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Actually, this is "Buscando Azul", which I think is supposed to be Kettle Dyed! But you're right, it didn't look it.

This is another Vaila knit with the same colorway. Hers looks kettle dyed, but mine is pretty uniform. I am a little worried there is some variation hidden in the center of the other skeins (wouldn't that be my luck) so I'll wind them all before I get started. AS YOU WELL KNOW, I have a few minor disasters to fix before I start Vaila.

I would say this is a deep cobalt blue, that looks a little purply in some lights. Mine definitely looks deeper and more uniform than the yarn Stitchywitch (above link) used.

The other time I used Malabrigo, I had to alternate skeins because it was VERY OBVIOUS that they were different. You can see a listing of all the colors on the Malabrigo page, but I don't find their website to have accurate color representation. On this page, the Buscando Azul looks light to medium blue, and it looks nothing like that in person (at least, not the skeins I have). I would like to buy Malabrigo only in person, but hardly any stores around here have it, or they don't have very much. I try to look thru people's Rav stash before choosing a color since the Mal website isn't very accurate. I had great luck with Diva Knitting for this order. WEBS also has some colors (if you don't mind your shipment going by a turtle carrying a snail, that is.)
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:06 AM   #10
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Nice color, enjoy the knitting
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