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Old 09-22-2007, 01:19 AM   #1
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I FOUND THE MALABRIGO!!!!
I hate to do this to you guys, but could you help me look at some Malabrigo and pick a color for a scarf (probably the Palindrome or the Rainy Day). It's for me!

I've never knit with Mmm before and so far I have not found a LYS carrying it. Looking online, I am thinking Purple Magic. Or maybe I should get something more low key like a gray, to match more things... like the nice one Art Lady knit for her male relative in the khaki color... Too many choices!!

If it helps, I am a brunette w/ fair skin (click where it says "laikabear" to see me with a tan).

http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/yarn/worsted.html
Can you stand to look at it and not buy some? Or at least go fondle your stash if you have some?
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Old 09-22-2007, 01:42 AM   #2
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I'm someone who considers the purples to be just as much a staple as the more traditional basic colors, so I won't be talking you out of your first choice. I plan to visit a couple of LYS tomorrow in the Santa Monica area, I'll keep an eye out for some Mmmmmmmm and let you know if I see any.
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Old 09-22-2007, 04:44 AM   #3
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Heyyy, thanks!

Love your avatar!
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Old 09-22-2007, 05:43 AM   #4
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Love that colour on the website, wish I could see it in person, I say go for it!
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Mmmmmmalabrigo! I'm doing a Palindrome scarf in Applewood right now. Last night at my SnB meeting one of the ladies said it looked like a toasted marshmallow! It really does, now that I think about it. All shades of beige and medium brown with streaks of cream through it!

I love Purple Mystery, though I remember thinking it was MUCH darker when I saw it in person at my LYS. I really love Paris Nights, which is also rather dark, but has a very cool purple cast to it. I also love Cognac and Pagoda, which would be a lovely pop of color and look great on you.

Good luck and have fun fondling your new yarn!!
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Old 09-22-2007, 09:39 AM   #6
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194 cinnabar!! it would compliment your coloring
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:39 AM   #7
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Purple mystery
The Purple mystery is such a beautiful color. I am using it to make a ripple scarf for myself. It has shades of dark & light purple along with some blue. It's absolutely gorgeous.

I also like the red mahogany color as well.
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So you guys like Purple Mystery over Purple Magic? Hmmm. I really need to see these yarns in person. Anyone who has some Malabrigo should send it to me so I can compare it to the colors as they appear online...

OK maybe not. Alrighty, I'm going to sleep on it, been up all nite & running on fumes now. Gotta decide soon, it will be WINTER IN LOS ANGELES soon. It got down to 60 degrees this AM! (That is COLD, people). And it rained. (That is the first time it has really rained here since I have had my puppy. She was so confused. She's 8 months old!)

You know what we really need? We need a COLD smiley. We have a hot one...
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don't get too excited about our temporarily cool weather, it's supposed to be back up to the 80's later this week.

So I checked out http://www.amanoyarncenter.com/

they had a pretty good selection of Mmmmmmalabrigo and prices were about average.

I like the vibe at http://www.wildfiber.com/ better but they don't carry the Mmmmmmmmm.

Oh, they also carry the lace weight, that stuff feels heavenly.
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Hi laikabear

Nice choice on the Malabrigo for your scarf! Someone mentioned the Paris Night colorway. That's what I used for my scarf. It's black, purples, greyish purple. I like it alot.
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