Yarn Treats

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This past weekend, I visited Ann Arbor, Michigan. We stayed at a quaint little bed and breakfast in Ypsilanti and had a great weekend exploring the city. While walking down Main Street, we came across Busy Hands, this little yarn store tucked in the back of a tiny shopping center. Never being one to ignore a yarn store, I went inside.

I walked away, $50 lighter, but 3 skeins happier.

I splurged and purchased some lovely yarn by Malabrigo.  A skein of “Rios” in the color 850 Archangel  caught my eye. I bought a skein, deciding to make myself a treat (as any crocheter will know, it’s a rare day when you crochet something for yourself).

I finished a lovely small cowl yesterday.  Free pattern is “Cardiff Cowl” by Lion Brand.  I made 10 rounds on one side, 7 on the other until I ran out of yarn (pattern calls for you to work off both sides of the foundation chain so the edges of the cowl are scalloped).  Here’s a quick shot I snapped of me heading off to work, wearing the cowl. Forgive the selfie, cell-phone pic at 7am. 🙂

crochet cowl

Rios: Pure Merino Superwash; 210 yards; Made in Peru.

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  • Sue

    April 15, 2013

    looking forward to seeing your cowl – I just cannot resist yarn shops x

  • Abbey

    July 27, 2013

    Isn’t Malabrigo lovely? I teach crochet at our local yarn shop here in Casper, WY and I pretty much get paid in yarn… worth it!:)

  • JJCrochet

    August 11, 2013

    Yes I absolutely love Malabrigo yarn! It was so enjoyable to work with and practically glided off my needles. Now if only I could figure out a way to get paid in yarn, too. 🙂

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