I know that Malabrigo yarn has been much discussed here in the past. People talk about it's softness, the excitement of finding it in a store, the colors, they post pictures....So you think I would have understood just how great this yarn is.
Malabrigo isn't sold in my LYS. I've seen it once at another store out of the area I visited. I felt it, I thought "yeah, it's soft." But I wasn't amazed by it. It felt like a lot of other soft yarns on the skein.
Then last August I was on a trip with some friends and found a small yarn store in Leavenworth, Washington. I wanted some souvenier yarn. Since I can't buy it at home I ultimately picked one skein of Malabrigo. Purple Magic.
It felt soft but again I wasn't freaking out about it.
Well yesterday I wound it into a ball and cast on for some Evangeline fingerless gloves. OH MY Goodness!! THIS YARN IS SOFT!! The softness of working with it is very different from feeling it on the skein. Next to skin soft. I am enchanted. I'm willing to knit it quite slowly just to enjoy it. I am picturing all kinds of things one could make with this yarn. I keep making my husband, who doesn't get it at all, feel this yarn.
Now why didn't anyone tell me before how fantastic this yarn is?
I was reading the reviews at Ravelry. Some say it pills, some say it gets really fuzzy. Any comments?
And has anyone made socks out of this???