I took a spur-of-the-moment trip to a yarn store over an hour and a half away from my house. I begged my best friend (a non-knitter) to keep me company and so he did.
It was my first time to this yarn store and they had a pretty large and decent selection all packed into a fairly small room. I couldn’t really find exactly what I was looking for so I settled on a varigated ball of Magallanes. I wanted to scan the store again but my friend had already taken a seat by the door and was grumbling impatiently. :doh:
I paid and had them wind the skein into a ball. As I was walking out I noticed a small table near the door and on it was malabrigo. I gasped and gazed hungerly :pout: at the few skeins as my friend pulled me out of the store. It was my first encounter with malabrigo!
I couldn’t stop thinking about it so, after we ate I begged him to allow me to return. He decided to be nice and wait in the car while I checked it out.
There were only a few random skeins. Some glazed carrot, indigo, sunflower, and cinibar… I was somewhat disappointed on the selection and ended up going with the cinibar. :shrug:
When I got to the counter I noticed a few more skeins on the floor. I asked the woman behind the register if they were for sale and she said yes. She also said that they had actually just recieved a whole shipment of malabrigo and she proceeded to bring out bags and bags of it from the back! SO MANY COLORS!
I ended up ditching the cinibar for Vaa and Charrua. She was so helpful and encouraging, but, I only ended up with 2 skeins and a lot of buyer’s remorse… not in the “i need to return this” way… but more along the lines of “i should have bought more.”
I took a few pictures when I got home because they are so soft and the colors are so bold and I love them.
that was Vaa (51). a beautiful blue!
that’s Charrua (239). a gorgeous combination of blues and browns. i actually didn’t see this color on the Malabrigoyarn.com website. i feel special.
and here’s a picture of the two of them together:
i asked her about any good scarf patterns for malabrigo and she made me a copy of one that they had an example of in the store. really beautiful. she was so helpful. can’t wait to knit it!
i am now an official owner of malabrigo. yarn has never made me happier. :roflhard: