Yeah...but I'm so tempted to start this while we're on vacation in the mountains next week! Mindless garter stitch is just the thing for sitting outside in the shade with a glass of white wine! Right?
I found some yarn in my stash...I've had some Malabrigo Merino for several years...plain undyed natural cream...hoarding it actually, truth be told...and I think a Mara in cream will be very versatile. I want to give it to my daughter, Lauralee. She is (at the moment) a soft redhead, and (all the time) green eyed! She's creamy skinned, but tans up well (I think the Swedish and Filipino in her!)
Anyway, what do you think about cream? There are a few Malabrigo cream Mara's over at Ravelry...they look stunning.
Most people have used the US 8 needle...but another lady adamantly swears that the US 9 gives a better drape. Less compact, more drapey. Well, hers looks gorgeous, so I'm going with the larger needle. Most people seem to use 2.8-3 hanks of Malabrigo for an average size. One lady used 4 hanks, but its humongous. Very long. Over the butt long. Way too long for my little 5'2" daughter.
These are my three middle kids...Jason, Lauralee in the middle, Maureen on the end. The shawl is for the short daughter! The daughter that's a soft redhead right now.