Originally uploaded by plainsight.

I know, I never blog progress shots. I’d love to do it more often ’cause it would mean I was making stuff for myself! Finaly, here’s one I can show. I’m making myself a little cardigan from the Malabrigo yarn I got at Now and Then–the store in Takoma Park where I teach.

I love the way the colors are working up… I have a feeling this is going to be one of those sweaters I’ll actually wear. A lot. I must be really easy to please, since the subtle variations in color are entertaining me enough to compensate for the lack of interest in the stockinette (now that I’ve gotten past the raglan increases, there’s not much going on until I pick up and knit the sleeves…)

The amazing thing is, with the exception of about an inch of the ribbing at the bottom, I’ve knit the whole thing out of one skein… Which means, You could easily make a shrug or very cropped little sweater out of just one ball of this stuff. (Or pretty much anything for a kid–it’s so soft it would make great baby yarn, if you don’t mind hand-washing.) I’m pretty sure I’ll finish it with two balls (well, I guess that will depend on how long I make the sleeves). But however you look at it, this stuff is a great bargain–and have I mentioned it’s soft?

One Skein…