please excuse my models

i’m really excited about these two finished items:) the only problem is that it is hard to show off how cute they are without the intended model being here yet! πŸ™‚

these are two free patterns by comfort wool, are really quick to knit, and i think will be cute for pictures (and warmth). the patterns both call for malabrigo worsted, which i was tempted to use. then i decided that i wanted something machine washable, and was going to use some lion-brand wool ease that i seem to have a lot of (shocker). of course i was fairly new to knitting and didn’t realize what i was buying at the time, and in its defense, it does have its place! but…none of the colors i had were what i wanted to use. then i discovered/found malabrigo rios…a superwash version of their worsted.

finding a color i wanted that was in stock was the hardest part of these two projects. malabrigo must be doing really well. they have tons of colors available and everyone loves their yarn, but it seems as though getting them from my primary online sources (webs, jimmybeanswool, yarnmarket) is tough, as most suppliers are always out of stock in the majority of colors 😦 i know getting the yarn to the supplier in the first place is a bit of a time suck as well…anyway…

i used malabrigo rios for both my chocolate owl baby hat and chocolate owl baby cocoon, in the coco (624) colorway (click these links for my project details and helpful notes). i also don’t feel too bad about spending the money on this yarn because…i’m telling myself that once these items no longer fit my little alien t-rex, i will just rip them out and knit him a sweater:) unless of course i somehow grow attached to these items and want to keep them in a box to look at years from now…

owlie sleep sack model is a gallon size water jug, and he worked it baby:)






owlie hat model is my favorite yankee candle at the moment, pink sands, take a bow girl!


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5 Responses to please excuse my models

  1. Madison says:

    Those turned out great! I’m sure your baby will look precious in them!

  2. Oh my goodness! Super cute! I love Malabrigo…it’s always worth the wait! πŸ™‚ Good luck with the new edition!

  3. Oh how cute! We should have done a KAL for these patterns before my babe was here! I’ll be making the owl jumper soon! Ordering the yarn this week πŸ™‚

  4. Erin-Kate says:

    superwash malabrigo? I’m sold! Love the owls. πŸ™‚

  5. Pip says:

    cute owlie hat πŸ™‚ ^..^

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