Monday, January 21, 2008
Koolhaas number three
Doesn't every picture of Purl look the same? They should just issue a standard shot available on the their web site for bloggers to download and use, that would just simplify the process and save you from the trouble of standing in the street. Purl is a great shop with fantastic yarn, but if you hit it at the wrong time, it can be a claustrophobic experience. Luckily I knew what I wanted and was in and out in a flash. The Curmudgeon was in tow, and even said the magic words "take as much time as you need". Can you believe this guy? He's just getting better and better with age...
While in NY I was able to finally present in person a handknit gift to a special friend. I delivered the gift in a Schrodinger original cube. Doesn't it make a perfect little gift bag? Such a precious item indeed that will no doubt be used for mini toiletries.
Sorry for the blurriness--night time + restaurant + wine = not optimum photo shoot:
No, your eyes are not deceiving you, that's another Koolhaas, number three in fact. But this was my first one in Malabrigo (Water Green). I needed to see what all the fuss was about and if it really was worthy of the hype. Well, I am here to tell you that the Malabrigo-Koolhaas combination is a winning one. I was not disappointed, and the recipient confirmed that it was truly a soft experience.
This will be my last Koolhaas for a while. Don't get me wrong, the pattern is a winner, and I am glad that I got to give it a whirl in Malabrigo. But knitting it any more than three times would be a little much, wouldn't it?