Last week I received my Malabrigo Birthday Gift from VY of So Knit Picky. All I'll say is YES, I'm a happy girl. My yarn is beautiful. Vy picked the Bobby Blue Worsted which is a combination of blues/aqua's. It's so pretty. You can't go wrong with this color.
Even before VY mailed my package off, I had in mind to order extra so I could make a significant project. When I saw the yarn, I just couldn't wait to cast on and knit and knit. I thought I would knit up a two cable square to post at the very top of my blog page. That little square didn't satisfy my need to knit up this Malabrigo.
I searched and searched for a pattern that called for a bit less than the two skeins. Found one !!! It is just a simple vest, a quick-knit. I shopped for the perfect buttons,knitted 90% of it, blocked, sewed the shoulders and pinned it together to take these pictures. I held off putting the shawl collar and shoulder bands because I've ordered another skein to either knit up a matching hat or scarf.
Oh, what fun !!!
Here is the front and back of my vest.
Another thing, my yarn was wrapped beautifully. Pink tissue paper, nice card and Godiva Chocolates. Thank you again VY. You are a real class act.