11.01.2009

The NeverNotKnitting Podcast : Episode 27 : The Malabrigo Not Meant For Me


Episode 27





Shownotes:


Dancing Ewe Yarns

Bonita Knit and Sew

Bobbin's Nest Studio

Joan McGowen Michael

Ysolda Teague

Pagewood Farms Denali

Damson

Coraline

Vine Yoke Cardigan

Malabrigo Worsted

Malabrigo Worsted Project Ideas

Vine Yoke Cardigan KAL

Malabrigo Sock Yarn

Daybreak Shawl

Baktus Scarf

Sock Yarn Sweater

Silky Merino

Gayle on Ravelry

Gayle's Ribby Pulli

Wren Ross

NeverNotKnitting Ravelry Group

Follow me on Twitter!

*Dont forget to enter this episode's yarn drawing!

Dancing Ewe Yarns is offering all NeverNotKnitting blog readers and podcast listeners 10% of the entire selection of Malabrigo yarns through December 1, 2009.

Just enter in the special code "NNK1" in the checkout process!

Congratulations to commenter "3 Dogs and a Chinchilla" the winner of last episodes podcast drawing to win a skein of O-wool balance from Dancing Ewe Yarns!

Also congratulations to Louise! She won the signed copy of Itty Bitty Toys book courtesy of Susan B. Anderson

Click here to download the MP3 of Episode 27.

189 comments:

Melissa said...

Loved this episode's story and everything else. Thanks for another episode!

Patti said...

Totally great podcast as usual. Also love MMMalabrigo. Love the colorway Apricot. I made snapdragon tam and gloves out of malabrigo apricot. Feels so great on and looks good too!!

Sara said...

Loved the podcast as usual. I'd love to try the Malabrigo!

Cutsie Tootsie Designs said...

I LOVE Malibrigo. It is the softest, squishiest yarn I've worked with. One of my favorite colorways is a rich, beautiful orange called Glazed Carrots!

Little Miss Know-it-all said...

How funny is that?! Just yesterday I realised I was falling deep, deep into Malabrigo world... Contrary to what you have, it is not readily available here in central Europe, so I have to take what I can get! To try it out, I knit a Just Enough Ruffles scarf with Malabrigo Worsted recently and I LOVE it!!! All that softness, squishiness, lightness and warmth, siiiggghhh...... However, I was a bit disappointed that one skein wasn't really enough and I had to adjust the width to make it work... Still, even before listening to your podcast, I had decided to order enough for the Vine Yoke (yeah, I know!) and a couple more in a different colour for another JERuffles scarf ;))) Now the colour I'm dying to try is Applewood... Smitten.
Oh, and I look forward to your regular podcasts - I caught up on 20 of them over the Nantucket cardigan, gosh, that seemed to grow fast ;o!!!

Kelly-ann said...

I love nalabrigo...however, I didn't like winding my malabrigo lace by hand ;)

StaceyKnitsIt said...

I love color Turner the most. I've only used the worsted once so far and have Turner waiting for socks. I'd love to have more to knit something else. This is one of my favorite yarns. The colors are luscious.

ooknittylou said...

I am pretty new to Malabrigo and have yet to purchase and knit with it. Every Friday Night at my LYS's knitting group, somebody has a WIP with it and I can't help but pet and caress it. I would love to try the Malabrigo Worsted in Jewel Blue.

I loved you knitting story on this episode. My first sweater was also the "Not Your Standard-issue Sweatshirt". (And it's still a UFO, oops)

MaryjoO said...

can't wait to get on the treadmill this morning with this episode.... and of course I'd love the Malabrigo:)

CelticCastOn said...

Great episode Alana!
Malabrigo isn't available at my LYS's so I haven't had the chance to pet it yet but it sounds wonderful.
I love the Rhodesia colourway.

Elly said...

Hi Alana!
Another great podcast. I haven't knit with Malabrigo yet, and now I am excited to. I'd love to try the Polar Moon color in the worsted weight. Thanks for this opportunity.

Elly

Jennifer said...

I am glad I found your podcasts! I just bought two colorways of Malabrigo in the past two weeks. I love it! I think the Polar Morn is beautiful and the Marine looks amazing too.

Phyllis said...

I Love Malabrigo so this was a great podcast... all of your podcasts are great! I just finished my first Malabrigo sweater (for my Mom). I love the Olive Worsted Malabrigo at Dancing Ewe Yarns. I can see why you like it so much!
Phyllis
SonomaKnits on Ravelry

ikkinlala said...

Thanks for another great podcast!

I love the Forest Malabrigo.

KrisW said...

You are such an enabler! Malabrigo...such a lovely yarn :) My favorite? The Cabernet! Looking to make a cowl out of it :D
I really enjoyed the story and the pic of the ribby pulli as well. Keep up the great podcasts, pictures, and new projects! Thanks, Alana

Lumie said...

I think you should make the Coraline. It is a great sweater that is wonderfully feminine.

Drop Stitches Not Bombs said...

I always look forward to your podcast - thanks for another great episode! I definitely think you should knit Coraline - I made one and love it! It's such a flattering design with lots of lovely details.

Malabrigo is not easy to hunt down in Britain at all, and I would relish the chance to knit with Marine.

Karen said...

Just as Episode 27 came out, I started my first Malabrigo project: An Ishbel shawl made of the Silky Merino in 'Snow Bird', a varigated menagerie of fall colors. Wow! It is dreamy...

My favorite color of Worsted Merino on Dancing Ewe's website is 'Amoroso'.

sandy l said...

I am a sucker for Malabrigo sock yarn, but have yet to try their worsted. I love deep colors. I especially like the marine color.

Thanks for a good episode

LeeLee said...

I just discovered your podcast, love it already. And I love Malabrigo.

mishagrothe said...

I am a true Malabrigo Junkie! I love the Ravelry Red colourway and have yet to try it, but I really want to! Thanks!

MishaMonet on Ravelry

Carmen said...

Oh Alana, Now I need to try Malabrigo! Based on your reviews, I now have some Spud&Chloe and a little O-Wool Balance. I am loving the look of this O-Wool!!

gwynne10 said...

I used this yarn for the first time to make Malabrigo Loafers by Cocoknits for my DH. I would love to have it in the Sealing Wax color

Duncks said...

I love love love Malabrigo. Esp the blue surf.

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Sarah said...

Another great podcast! I usually go for BRIGHT colors, but something is drawing me to the Simply Taupe colorway. You really can't go wrong with any Malabrigo color choices, can you?

I love Ysolda too...I totally get your obsession!

SJ said...

I've had my eye on the Jewel Blue Malabrigo for awhile now...

Carla said...

I adore Malabrigo- just wish it did not pill - I adore the Marine colorway and the.....

Carla said...

I adore Malabrigo- just wish it did not pill - I adore the Marine colorway and the.....

Sheila said...

Hi! I love Malabrigo yarn too - esp "Spring Water". ~Sheila

SDGvegan said...

I love mal and haven't tried the blue surf yet!That's my color and I'm stickin to it!- I'm ninja8tofu from rav.

kjt said...

MMMMMM Malabrigo! I just finished a pair of mitts with Mal Dos-- I would love to get more of that some day.

Petra said...

Malabrigo is meant for everyone - I love the variegated neutrals, like Applewood and Dark Earth best these days, but the colors are amazing, too!

Reagan said...

I'm a fairly new knitter, and I just started using malabrigo..it is by far my favorite yarn!! :) I am really loving the Polar Morn colorway lately..that would probably be the colorway I would want. :)

pinkarwensocks said...

Hi Alanna, I love your podcasts and your designs. I've just completed a 'Spring Garden Tee'. :) I've never used Malabrigo, I have some laceweight in my stash but would love to try some worsted.

marianne said...

I clicked over from the Malabrigo Junkies board. downloading the podcast now! I'd love to win some sealing wax. thanks for the giveaway!

Nancy said...

I have had my eyes out for a yarn for a sweater I plan to make for my husband for his birthday. I love the forest color, but I have to finish my "sheepish sweater" first!

Nancy said...

I like the forest color.

Megan said...

I love Malabrigo! I'd love to try the saphire Green colorway! Thanks for the podcast!

Chon aka Arriana Stylos said...

I love Malabrigo. I would love the Amoroso colorway. Thanks for another great podcast.

craftyneedles said...

I have been on a slouch hat (in Malabrigo) kick lately. I think Amoroso would make a cool hat.

Christine said...

soooo addicted to malabrigo! I have yet to try Polar Morn and yet am dying to. every project I have seen in it (including your sweater) is simply gorgeous.

knittinwolf said...

Can't wait to see your shawl pattern..I'm so addicted to these! Love malabrigo, yummmmmmeeeee! Especially malabrigo in green!:)

Kelly said...

Thanks for another great podcast! I just loooove Malabrigo!

kim said...

I am a fledgling knitter, but I look forward to expanding my skills

Karen said...

Love Malabrigo!! My new favorite yarn. So soft so cuddly. The colors are so earthy. I have a deep affinity for greens so I would love to work a project with Forest.

Magpye said...

Fantastic. A great episode about a wonderful yarn. I'd love a snuggly scarf out of paris night (gorgeous!) or sapphire green (equally stunning). Thanks!

Stephanie said...

I am a huge fan of Malabrigo yarns and I would like a skein in Marine, if I won your contest. Thanks!

Susan, Frank, and Sophie said...

Ooooh mmmalabrigo is a dream to work with! They have the best colorways, too. I've been wanting Ravelry Red and Amoroso. Love those reds!

Caryl said...

I love Malabrigo and would love to win the color Sapphire Green. It's oh so beautiful and I already know what I want to knit with it and have beads picked out.

serotonin said...

Big fan of Mal! I'd love worsted in Marine..never seen it in person before! (I'm LittleO on Rav)

ME215 said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Malabrigo yarns!! I'd love to try Blue Graphite.

kshotz said...

My lys is getting Malabrigo soon, so I can't wait to feel it after this podcast!

I especially like the color forest and jewel blue!

Katie said...

Thanks for the heads up. I am a Malabrigo Junkie and love the Mal Worsted in Rhodesia. Thanks.

AndreaLea said...

Malabrigo! Love it and your sweater you posted on Rav! Lettuce is my favorite color but I'd love to meet the Glazed Carrots in person as well. =D

Katrina said...

I love Malabrigo, have been a huge fan ever since I discovered it. Our LYS just started to carry some of the yarn too - finally after many nagging requests from customers like me. Thanks for the podcast and contest. I love the color Marine.

sedna said...

ooooh, amoroso colorway in Malabrigo! it's just scrumptious!
thanks for another great episode...

debjac said...

Thanks for posting over on the Junkies board. Love the Polar Morn (and your sweater). Downloading episodes now for my commute.

sillyghirl said...

I LOVE Malabrigo, and I used it on my very first garment!!!! To DIE FOR! I would love to win the worsted Amoroso to make "Just Enough Ruffles" for my mother-in-law for Christmas. She would love it!!

adrienne said...

would love the marine or amorosa if i am lucky enough to win. i have not yet had the pleasure of playing with malabrigo!

Miss said...

Mmmmmalabrigo!! I don't think I've ever seen Blue Graphite in person, would love to win some of that!!

Thank you so much for sharing this opportunity with the Malabrigo Junkies group on Ravelry!

Hannahbelle said...

I love the music at the beginning... very jolly! What a cute podcast - is it available on iTunes? I am big on downloading them and putting them on my ipod...

Oh! Malabrigo in Moss has been one I've been meaning to see in person :)

Rachel said...

Love mmmmmmMalabrigo, and I would adore a skein of Velvet Grapes.

becca said...

Oooh! I just love Malabrigo yarn. I've been working with Lettuce and Azul Profundo in the Worsted, but I'd love to have some Ravelry Red!

Geknitics said...

I've never actually knit with Malabrigo before. I have a skein of Malabrigo sock in my stash, just waiting for the right pattern. Love all the colorways, can't really pick just one.

Sidenote, I think I met Ysolda when I was in Edinburgh two years ago. If she works at knit1, I bought yarn from her (without knowing who she was).

stephgphillips said...

Love love love all Malabrigo!!! My favorite yarn!

My favorite color on Dancing Ewe worsted is Cabarnet.

RoxyKnits said...

Hmm it would have to be black this time so I can make some fingerless gloves for DH :) For some reason he's not so keen on the pretty Malabrigo shades I already have!

jen-drake said...

Great podcast! I love Malabrigo, but always end up using it to make gifts for other people. I'd love to make something for myself out of it (a scarf or some mittens). Blue graphite is one of my favorites right now.

tziporah said...

great podcast- would love to another skein of malabrigo- my favorite

Connie, the daisyhead said...

Thanks for the podcast!

I've been dying to knit with the Sapphire Malabrigo!

Jaime said...

m just discovery your podcasts now - very cool! I'd love a skein of blue graphite if I won :)

Jen said...

I have not yet tried Malabrigo, but I have been eyeing it every time I'm in my LYS.

Kate said...

Oooh I want to win! Another charming episode. You really should look into test knitting for Ysolda :)

Kristin said...

I say go ahead and start the Coraline. It's beautiful, and a girl can never have too many sweaters. I just ordered some malabrigo to make the JER scarf. I would love to try it in the frost blue!

What did you say to the person who thought you were Ysolda? You do look alike a little bit.

Kathryn said...

I loved Gayle's story! My favorite colorway of Malabrigo, though hard to choose, would be Amorosa.

Tammy said...

I love the vermillion colorway!

Julie said...

Great podcast! I really like the jewel blue color.

Debi1 said...

I'm making my first Malabrigo sweater right now -- Vine Yoke, mine is just like your description soft and squishy! Love, love, love it!

deedalee said...

I've always wanted to try Malabrigo. I like the Applewood colorway.

Thanks, Diane (deedalee on Ravelry)

kristinknits said...

First time listening (while making dinner)...and loved every minute! Thank-you for the great stories and project ideas.

I have knit a couple of small projects with malabrigo before. The color I most liked on Dancing Ewe is blue graphite.

Also, I recently finished Molly! It is a lovely pattern; kept my hands busy during several hockey games. Hoping to post pics on Ravelry soon.

Christina said...

Hooray for Malabrigo! I love the variegateds and would very much like to try the Col China. :)

j. said...

Malabrigo@ Apple Green or Marine

JuliaB said...

I do like Malabrigo yarn, especially the Amoroso colorway. thanks for another great podcast.

Kim said...

I am in mad crazy love with the Malabrigo colorway "Dark Earth." I haven't had a chance to knit with anything from Malabrigo to date, but I'm thinking I should remedy that shortly.

Alexandra said...

I'm knittynwitty on Ravelry, and I am completely head over heels in love with Malabrigo worsted in "Amoroso"

JDai said...

I'm so thrilled that the word about Malabrigo is spreading! I love so many of the colorways that it's hard to select just one! Charrua is a favorite, but any of the blues are really terrific (I've knit with a number of them!).

QAGeek on Ravelry

GoodGMissM said...

I've been hooked on malabrigo since the very first time I petted it in my local yarn shop! I'd love to try the worsted in "Pralines" - yummy!!

mollita said...

Loved this episode. If I win, I'd like Polar Morn, like your cardi.

katerina said...

I've been playing catchup with the episodes but wanted to let you know that I have loved Malabrigo for a long time! I recently made a pair of Evangelines and a hat out of just one skein, and just love how warm and squishy they are.
It's so hard to choose a favorite color - that's one of the reasons I love them -the colors are just beautiful!!!
I guess I'd choose the blue graphite or the Cabernet. Thanks for the great podcast!
or maybe the applewood... ;) nevermind!

Sarah said...

I love malabrigo! Its so soft and squishy! Frosty Gray looks so calming <3.

Debra said...

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to episode 27. I would love to win a skein of forest. Thanks for another great giveaway!

BellaPepper said...

I have never tried Malabrigo, but read lots about it. After hearing your product review though, I can't wait to try some. I really like the Amoroso colorway, so beautiful!

JudyAnn said...

Great podcast (what a story!!!). The Malabrigo Amoroso is my favorite.

Annie said...

Great episode...as always:)
Malabrigo is my all-time favorite sock yarn, so thanks for the chance to win some!

Laura said...

I've never used malabrigo but am curious about all the hype. It is hard to pick out one color but the Blue Graphite was the first to catch my eye.

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justcontemplating said...

What a great episode to listen to while knitting - or in my case crocheting! Thank you for being a great company.

Nat said...

Great podcast :)
I'd love to try sock in "Love"

Novemberose said...

Malabrigo was the very first yarn that I ever bought! It was the emerald blue colour, and I made a glove, and a scarf! (only one glove!)If I were to win this contest you have running I'd love to have a skein of Jewel Blue! Its such a lovely colour!

accountantgrrl said...

Great podcast as always. :-)

I really liked the Frost Grey colorway on the Dancing Ewe Yarn site.

Thank you for this great giveaway!

Cheryl S. said...

Thanks for the episode. As for Malabrigo, I like the Olive colorway.

Melody said...

I've never knit Malabrigo before but your podcast has convinced me that I should try as soon as possible. Blue graphite would look good as the Moebius wrap I'm planning.

Heather said...

Great episode this week! I have a new love for Malabrigo sock, it's so nice to work with. I have knit one hat with the worsted and love that too.

knitterlydesigns said...

Malabrigo is my yarn drug. It is the softest wool I have ever felt. I have knit many things with it, and just recently finished some lacy mitts with Silky Merino. Thank you for focusing on my favorite yarn. Paris nights is my favorite color, but I love forset as well.

AmberGale said...

Hi there - found you from the Mal Junkies board, thanks for the chance to win a skein of heaven! Looking forward to getting to know your podcasts and blog.

Picking just one color is amazingly hard! I'd say natural, polar morn, or paris nights!

Susan Sucher said...

Verde esperanza is my absolute favorite. I love green, especially Green Green, if you know what I mean ;o)

Mette said...

I just recently started knitting with malabrigo, and now I understand why people call it yarncrack. I just love the worsted! My favorite color is Marine.
Thanks for a great podcast!

bethgormong said...

Great episode. I love Malibrigo yarn. It is scrumptious, especially the China colorway.

woolly1 said...

Ah, a scrumptous hat out of Malabrigo worsted in Simply Taupe sounds heavenly.

Thanks for another great podcast!

Crystal said...

I LOVE Malabrigo and I love your podcast! It's difficult waiting two weeks for the next one.. and your pictures/projects are lovely.

Crystal

Lisa Clarke said...

I'm new to your podcast (going to listen right after I post this comment!) and I'm in love with Malabrigo. I'd try every color, if I could, but I think the next one I'd like to try is Col China.

Looking forward to discovering that this is another podcast I can't live without, LOL!

*starstofillmydreams* said...

I don't think it would be weird to have three Ysolda projects on the needles. She has such clever designs, who could blame you?
I absolutely love the Amoroso colorway of Malabrigo, what a gorgeous red!

Roslyn said...

I love the Blue Surf colour way of malabrigo!

Sally said...

Enjoyed the podcast, thank you.

I'm a Mal Junkie who would love to own Paris Nights.

anniebananie said...

Hi, You really are a very bad influence (wink, wink)! I have never tried Malabrigo yarn. The applewood looks yummy.

melanie said...

Frost gray would be a nice change for me, as I've done so many brights. Love the Vine Yoke, simply gorgeous.

Jen said...

Great episode!! I have never tried malabrigo before but have heard many wonderful things about it. Would love to try the Rhodesia is I am the lucky chosen one.
Thanks so much!!
Jen

Lauren said...

It's fun to hear you talk about the yarn I'm using right now! Love Malabrigo!

Trudi said...

Thank you for sponsoring this contest! If I win, I love the Forest color!

Yvonne said...

I'm still a Mmmmmalabrigo virgin, but I'm lusting after Amoroso! It's gorgeous!

I love love love this podcast. I was going to save it to listen until tomorrow, but I stayed up late knitting just so I could hear it tonight :)

Robin VanderRoest said...

I have admired and squeezed Malabrigo, but never knitted with it, yet... I think the Polar Moon (Morn?) color would be yummy to knit with... or maybe the Sapphire Green (I do like green).

I was knitting a vest for my husband while listening to the story about the "Malabrigo Not Meant for Me." I sure hope his vest (a Christmas surprise) ends up being wearable!!!

M. said...

I saw your post on Rav, so I came to check it out. It's the first podcast I've ever listened(!) and it's awesome! Now I have something to listen to all my knitting time:)

I love Malabrigo, specially in Shocking Pink.

Tara said...

I haven't knit with it yet, but I love my Malabrigo! My favorite colorway is Amoroso... so pretty.

Judy said...

I love your podcast and the song. I have never tried malabrigo. I would love anything in blues or reds. pick me picke me. Keep up the good work.

Suellen said...

I just discovered malabrigo - I love it. The Forest looks very interesting!

Val said...

LOVE Malabrigo! I loved the story about the ribbed cardi also! My favorite color is Mint but I didn't see that on the Dancing Ewe site, so any green is great! Forest, Olive, and Sapphire Green are beautiful and I haven't seen them in any LYS before.

Jessica said...

Love Malabrigo. I'm currently working on a sweater in Sealing Wax. I'd love to try the Blue Graphite.

Spikey said...

Love Mal. Thanks for letting the Junkies know. The Amaroso does it for me.

Jen said...

I love the Marine color! Thanks for the giveaway!

gretchen said...

Great story in today's podcast... I was laughing out loud. Love all the malabrigo, but I always come back to lettuce.

Ana said...

I really want to win! I choose "Olive" in the MW. I've never tried it and feel I am missing out!
Ana (anahuron@gmail.com)

Snarkmeister said...

Ooooh, Malabrigo is the best! I'd love to win a skein of the Blue Graphite - I've never seen that color before and I think it would be gorgeous as an accent to the couple of skeins of Pagoda I've got.

Puella63 said...

While I was listening to the podcast, I was happily knitting my February Lady Sweater in Verde Adriana. After I finish a row (and sometimes while in the middle), I pause to caress my knitting. It's so soft!
I had already finished the yoke when I realised that my raglan increases were not done correctly. So today I frogged everything. A bummer, but still, I get to knit longer with this yarn. I'm totally addicted.
I'd like to win a skein of Amoroso.

Jenny said...

I enjoyed this episode, as usual! I've never even touched Malabrigo, but I think I'm ready...

Stacey said...

I personally believe that any pattern can be adapted to use Malabrigo....

I would love a skein of Sapphire Green Worsted

juliebie said...

I'm knitting the forset canopy shawl out of Mal worsted in Frank Ochre right now. I LOVE Malabrigo! Thanks for talking about it on your podcast! If my name is chosen I would love a skein of Blue Graphite.

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Cynthia said...

Alana,
Thanks so much for your cheerful and informative podcast. I always look forward to it and am so inspired. I've heard so much about Malabrigo, and no one local carries it. Maybe this is the time for my first Dancing Ewe order!
Cynthia (imabizzybee on ravelry)

Nicky said...

The Indiecita colorway is beautiful in the Malabrigo yarn !

Julie said...

Malabrigo Moss - cuz I love green! Thanks!

MsYarn said...

I LOVE Malabrigo. It's soo wonderful to work with! My favorite is Amoroso.

thefeministknitter said...

I like any and all Malabrigo, but the Pralines looks particularly deep and rich!

Karen aka Lindse said...

Hi,
I just discovered your podcast and I am already addicted :)
I haven´t tried to knit with Malabrigo yet - but I think I will need to now!

Lyndsey said...

I loved the story this episode...how wonderful!

I'm super tempted to try out the baby sweater you mentioned knit from Malabrigo sock yarn...

6p00e54ff1d6bb8833 said...

LOVE Malabrigo!! So many lovely colors, but my favorite on the site is Marine... such a gorgeous cobalt blue. Thanks for the great episode!

shesapigletfan said...

Great episode! I'm new to Malabrigo, but I'm hooked. I'm currently knitting a hat for a friend in Silky Merino and it's so sinfully fun. I love the Apricot colorway in the worsted.

-stacylovesyarn on Rav!

Julianne said...

I love malabrigo and loved this episode. I'd love to try the color holly hock!

anita said...

I enjoy your podcast quite a bit, and was finally moved to post and try for some yarn by your claim that one skein can make a nice project. I'd love to give Amoroso a whirl! (gotta love those malabrigo reds)

Luwana said...

Great podcast. Really loved the product reviews and drooled over your projects.

I immediately looked in my stash for malabrigo and remembered that I have some malabrigo lace that I bought for a shawl KAL. You've made me so excited about it that I'll be casting on for it this weekend.

Thanks, Alana

Lani in Central Oregon

Trudi said...

Love your designs, I have added some to my cart in ravelry. I would also love to try the malabrigo in ravelry red.

Faith (the Vampire Slayer) said...

Great episode. The story was so sweet and inspiring for those knits that don't turn out as we hope.

Mindy said...

I just recently started listening to your podcast, and it is by far the best podcast I've listened to (and now it's the only one) :)
I've been itching to try some of this Malabrigo that I've heard to much about. Thanks for the chance to win a skein. :)

yogiela said...

This is the first podcast of you, that I have listened. I love to hear it. Thank you!

Svenja said...

I love your podcast! I have been listening since episode 1 and I enjoy it every time. :)
My favourite Malabrigo colour is Amoroso.

modelwidow said...

Enjoyed the podcast as usual, how lovely that the Malabrigo sweater went to a deserving home. If I could win a skein I would love the Amoroso colour way.

archercrafts said...

I really loved the story that you featured on the podcast. How great that after all those problems and frustration, she was able to do something so wonderful with her finished project. I have not done anything so selfless with malabrigo and have only made myself a pair of mittens with it. But I did love it so much that I considered making a pair of fingerless mitts with it out of sunset. What a great color and yarn.

Marilyn said...

I just discovered your podcast a couple of months ago and I've really been enjoying it. I've also really liked reading your blog and looking at all of the beautiful things you knit. If I won a skein of Malabrigo, I'd love it in the color Polar Morn.

Caffeine Girl said...

As always, a great show! I've only knit Malabrigo sock yarn in Impressionist Blue, and it made amazing socks. I really wanted to keep them for myself, but my Mom admired them so much when they were on the needles that she'll be getting them for Hanukkah. I would love to try Malabrigo sock yarn in the Botticelli Red!

Tracie said...

I just found your podcast when you posted on the Malabrigo Junkies group on Ravelry. Wonderful stuff :-).

If I had to choose just one colour of malabrigo from Dancing Ewes selection (and I'm not sure it's right to make anyone choose just one colour) I think it would have to be Forest. Of course I will probably change my mind in the next few minutes here...but at least I have now posted my comment.

yogini2 said...

Great podcast! I know how you feel about Ysolda patterns. I made an Ishbel and am itching to start a Damson when I have time...
Malabrigo is my fave yarn - my sister sent me 2 skeins of worsted to knit a scarf when I was a beginner, so I was hooked from the start! I would love a skein in Jewel Blue...

amy said...

love me some malabrigo - any color but i do love bobby blue.

thanks for the chance

Skywren said...

Great podcast! I'd like moss or sapphire green if I win :)

J said...

Malabrigo is my favorite yarn!!

Laura said...

Great episode, Alanna! Love the Cedar Leaf pattern you have coming out soon. My favorite Malabrigo colorway is Polar Moon. Thanks!

Robin said...

Love your podcast. I have never knit with Malabrigo. Sounds wonderful!

Handcrafted Accents said...

I just finished listening to the poscast, and I was inspired to try the Malabrigo yarn! I guess my favorite color is Amorosa.

Keep up the great work on the podcasts!

QBabe said...

I love your Ceder Leaf Shawlette and would love to win some malabrigo sock yarn in Eggplant!

Sarah-potterknitter said...

I love the Forest color! It looks a little more variegated that what I've seen at my own LYS.

BH said...

I <3 the polar moon worsted. Beautiful!

Linda said...

Thank you for the podcast. You keep me happy at work where I am not knitting but dreaming about it. I need a skein of malabrigo like everyone else...thanks for making us all smile.

matt said...

Love the show, and love malabrigo!

Laurie said...

Just added your podcast - glad to have found it! Love Malabrigo too - I just finished my 1st project with it.

If I win, I'd like worsted-Marine. Thanks so much!

pinkarwensocks said...

Hi Alana, I loved Gayle's story. Never tried Malabrigo worsted, but would love to, in a dark grey charcoly colour. :)

LeAnne said...

I just started listening to your podcast. Very fun. Can't wait to get to my LYS and feel the Malabrigo yarns and see the Amorosa colorway up close and personal.

Cynthia said...

Love your podcast! I love Malabrigo as well...economical and soooo soft. I'd love to try the Blue Graphite colorway. :)

jam523kdh said...

Great episode! I'm still waiting to find the perfect Malabrigo project. I'm sure I will find it soon -- can't decide whether I need to pick the color or the project first. What a quandry!

The Mom said...

My first time listening, really enjoy your blog. Just a beginner! I think the Malabrigo Pralines is nice.

Brenda said...

I too love Malabrigo. I made a February Lady Sweater in the Stone Blue color. It's soft and comfy!

Jane C said...

I just discovered your podcast and I enjoy them. The Malabrigo (esp Moss) is beautiful!

Lily Lemon said...

I love that Polar Moon!

Louiseluvsyarn said...

Have used the sock and the lace weight and love both to bits - now want the worsted! Love the show xx

Ronda said...

Terrific episode! Not usually a faithful podcast listener, but I'm looking forward to your future episodes!

knitterwithcritters said...

Now I want to knit a sweater from Malabrigo even more than before!

Jackie

mama dialogues said...

Malabrigo is the best ever. It is so soft! I'd love to win Sotobosque or really any color. They're all wonderful!!

Kigeliakitten said...

Oh I think my favorite color is the Sapphire Green. Great podcast as always.

Roxie Dog said...

I came upon your podcast while I was looking for quilting podcasts. Your show is such a professional production. I wonder how you are able to do so much. I have been faithful in listening to each podcast in order and not jumping ahead, which is difficult because I know that I am missing out on putting my name in the drawings, but I don’t want to miss a word. You are such a great storyteller and your product reviews are great. I live in Alaska and I am lucky to have a very small yarn shop (it is also an art gallery) in my town but you have opened up the world of knitting to me. I wasn’t aware of all the modern patterns that there are. Although I am a chunky middle aged mom I have a daughter and daughter-in-law and a daughter-in-law to be that would look great in your creatations. I can now add to my gift giving options. I thougth I was stuck with bulky sweaters and socks! I can’t wait to try the Malabrio yarn in the Lettuce color. Please pick me or I will have to buy it myself. Thanks also for the product review on the knit picks needles. I have rheumatoid arthritis and in the Arthritis Today magazine it has suggested that knitters use circular or DP needles since it keeps your hands and shoulders closer to the body and less stress on the elbows, shoulders and hands. They also suggest using wooded needles to keep the hands warm. I have been doing this and it has been the difference between me knitting and having too much joint pain to knit. I will be purchasing a set of the interchangeable needles with the next pay check, call it Christmas present to self. I look forward to each episode and I will be buying your new green leave shawl pattern to make for myself. Denise

knittingbunnymum said...

I am absolutely in LOVE with Amethyst. Stunning!! Another great episode Alana, thanks!

-Sarah

Brenda said...

Yes, I'm also a malabrigo lover. I made a Feb Lady sweater out of it, in Stone Blue. Gorgeous!

I think I love all the blues.

knitpixie said...

I always look forward to your episodes