Saturday, October 2, 2010

KAL, or the tipping point

this has been in my stash for over 2 years?! how is that even possible??

So the girl's from the knit group in Madrid (MadridKnits) are going to knit Abalone all together and I want to join them from afar... and use up this luscious malabrigo that has been sitting in my stash since April 2008 (how? how is it possible that malabrigo can be unknit for so long?!)

Here's a picture of the original abalone:

Abalone

I'm thinking of adding sleeves and possibly a button to hold it together in the middle (which would necessitate adding more to the side panels as well...). Considering I have almost double the amount of yarn as called for in the original, I don't think this should be a problem.

Am I crazy to take on yet another project? I currently have 4 on the go (plus one in need of blocking to be considered finished) and the Sock Swap is underway once again...

5 comments:

whitekl said...

I guess we can declare the knitting mojo returned?

Sara said...

Ooh. I was just looking at this pattern this week and thinking of making it. Can't wait to see how your Malabrigo version turns out.

Concha said...

Yo también lo he empezado!!!! He hecho el montaje provisional, así creo que quedará mejor al remontar todo el borde.

SIONA said...

Ehhhh que yo no tengo ni la lana!!!! ¡¡¡¡que desastre, mañana mismo voy a comprarla!!!!! aunque no sé que lana usar, la verdad.
Un abrazo,
SIONA

Louise said...

How can you resist? Looks like a great pattern and great yarn....