Knitting on the Brink

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The Sheriff of Yarn Town January 7, 2008

Filed under: hats,Knitting,mission complida,musings — reichenbachfalls @ 5:05 pm

Originally uploaded by marcelory

It was important to me to finish my 30th knitting project within 24 hours of my 30th birthday. No idea why. But I did! Ironically it’s my mother’s birthday present (her birthday is 7 days after mine).

Stranded kitting with the yarn in each hand feels like quick-drawing Mrs. Smith & Mrs. Wesson in the middle of a dusty town square, facing off the ultimate evils of Tangling and Just General Failing again and again. I am the Sheriff of Yarn Town, a badass using her bad ass powers for good.

I want to strand everything now, just like I wanted to cable everything before. Perhaps I will strand and cable everything. And knit these fantasy items with Malabrigo.

Even Malabrigo’s color names are beautiful. The colors in the hat are called Marron Oscuro and Indigo. Glazed Carrot. Burgundy, a deep red with which I will make my first Foliage hat after the Birthday Month is over. Lettuce, a bright spring green that will become a chunky sweater. Rhodesian, the red-brown-orange units making up my stalled Arwen sweater. Paris Night, Rosa Viejo, Tuareg, Olive, Cognac come to me off the top of my head. All are deep, rich colors that imbue my knitted items with a sense of mystery, at least while I’m knitting them.

I’ve been trying to live in color more over the last few years. Malabrigo yarns provide infinite opportunities for me to do so while luxuriating in surprisingly affordable softness. Thanks guys!