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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Have a Cuppa Swap

Have A Cuppa Swap 2011

Last week I received the contents shown above as part of the first swap for 2011.  The name of the swap was Have A Cuppa.  We had to include a cup, yarn (of course), a beverage of our partner's liking (coffee/tea/cocoa) and a surprise item.  Heather did an AMAZING job!

The orange slices are one of my favorites and I have posted about them a gazillion times.  I love the project bag and the matching smaller bag.  The pair are perfect to take a project and all the necessary tools all in one matching manner.  The cup is fab!  I have already used some of the coffee in my espresso maker and then using the new cup I was ale to add my own froth and cinnamon and sugar.  Divine I tell you.  And the yarn....Malabrigo worsted in colorway Burgundy (41).  It was tossed into the knitting bag last night for the heck of it as I went to the CLACK meeting and before I knew it I was working on the Birthday Cowl.

It is not the first time I have received Malabrigo (Amy has sent me some too....); however, it is the first time that I ever cast on with it.  I didn't even have the hank wound into a cake.  I just opened it up and started casting on the required 99 stitches.  I love the way it feels so far and the color will look so rich with my black wool coat.  If the pattern is correct, I should be able to make it in a day and with one skein.  We shall see.


twistedtexan said...

I love the Malabrigo sock yarn, but it notorious for being a tangled mess (even in the hank). I hope this is not the case with yours.

Anonymous said...

I have never knitted with Malabrigo sock nor have I ever gotten any until yesterday. I love Malabrigo Chunky ... hope that the yarn doesn't get too tangly.