I've seen this lap robe done in several different weights of yarn and in a huge arrangement of colors, they are all just lovely! I have made a little progress on mine, I have finished ball two of the throw, and today I plan to wind up the third and final color.
This is the best color representation that I could get, it's crazy what a little bit of shadow will do to your color!! Look:
That is not acurate at all! I mean - yuck! I have a little better color sense than that! I actually found all the Malabrigo tags and the colors being use are: Amoroso, (Reds) Rhodesian (the golds) and Autumn Forest for the greens. I have purchased another skein of the Autumn Forest, as I am sure I don't have enough with just one skein. Here it is in progress:
I have also been working on stitch markers and the color yellow was requested. Did I have any yellow? Well, no. So, I bought a few beads and drops and jump rings. Tell me what you honestly think about these, I personally am not too sure.
I like a maker to simply mark the next repeat, one jump ring and one bead,
others like to make jewelry out of them, so just let me know your thoughts on this. And I made this row marker quite a while ago, but while I am asking opinons, tell me your thoughts on this too!!Knit Picks wooden needles arrived too, I am hoping to try them out with the Icelandic Lace Shawl. I ordered some laceweight mohair from Japan, and it took so long to get here, (pictures of that next week) that I ordered the yarn pack from Sarah at Sarah's Yarn's (only $25 including postage, how can I refuse?) Even if I do have a mountain of fingering weight yarn:
I guess there are a few worsted weights in there too. Our local knitting group will be working on EZ's Totem Jacket as a group this Fall and Winter, and those patterns came in as well. So, we should all be learning some new things very soon!