Sunday, March 22, 2009

It all started with....

This fabulous Birthday Cowl knit by my co-SAM KAL hostess, and computer whiz (yes, you make the blog look good!) and friend Karen. I saw it on her blog and commented...well you know how I love red. Next thing I knew....

This is another hold up!
It was in my possession! I've been wearing it all winter long...so soft, snuggly and warm! Often didn't need a hat wearing it, and I did wear my Thorpe hat with it when I needed to.

When last we saw my Bounce Hat it was early October. It was set aside for other things and I guess I wasn't feeling the love of the colorway knitting it. So, once I found out the colorway used in my cowl above....I found a skein and let it marinade for a bit (you know for good flavor, texture....)
Top view
See the big squishy ribs!

Mug shot pose!
Mug shot pose! Cristi warned me it blocks big. I only needed to block it just a bit to make sure it was roomy enough.

Eye in the sky view!
Eye in the sky shot....hey not bad for one handed. My assistant had other plans and couldn't be interrupted..heh!
The..um..
Top of the Malabrigo to you! Wished I could have tightened the decreases, but oh well! It's so soft, squishy and comfy, I don't care!

Are you sick of the pictures yet? Thought not! Of course, it's too warm here now to wear it. I'll be in Wisconsin for next week, maybe I'll get a chance to wear it...if not always next year!
Malabrigo loveliness!
Meh..not too bad for a self portrait huh?

Bounce Hat by John Brinegar
Malabrigo Merino Worsted-Intenseo Colorway
US 10 and 10.5 circular
Started: March 5, 2009
Finished: March 19, 2009

*scratches head...think I'm done with red for a bit...who knows?*

18 comments:

Shannon said...

Oh! Great set. I love the hat, I definetely have to add that to my queue!

Julie said...

Love the hat and the cowl. That cowl must feel wonderful on your neck; Malabrigo is sooo soft!

Great self-portrait.

turtlegirl76 said...

It looks great! It figures the weather would warm up though, eh? File it away for next winter. =)

Karen said...

So, because of my little gift you were forced to buy MORE Malabrigo. Tee hee hee. :) Love your hat!!!! Red is really your color - you are glowing in the pictures.

Disco said...

Now that's a sight for sore Monday morning eyes. Lovely hat, lovely colour, lovely mmmmmmalabrigo :0)

You suit red, so don't stop.

bloomingknitter said...

I love the color, it looks great on you.

tiennie said...

Those are all wonderful! That's a great picture of you!

weezalana said...

Too fab, the color and style look great on you!

Knitty Cent said...

ah, this set turned out so nice! looks fab on ya!

Sandra said...

Boy, you are so hot on last pic! Are you getting younger?

sgeddes said...

That turned out great! I love that last picture of you! All rosey cheeked and a bit of mischief in those eyes!

cpurl17 said...

SO adorable!!

Hope you get a chance to wear that set in Wisconsin!!

Carol said...

you're right. the red is fabuolous!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

What a great set! The yarn is delish too!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous set! What a vibrant color.

skeinsherway said...

Yummy- all that bright red malabrigo!
Fun FOs!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Those are some fabulous red projects there! I love them all!

Marisol said...

Love it! Oh and by the way you look fabuolous in your new Mr. GreenJeans sweater as well!

Red is a really good color on you my dear:)