Friday, June 7, 2013

FO: Malabrigo Mandelbrot

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Aquarella in Soriano
Needles: US11

Try saying "Malabrigo Mandelbrot" 5 times fast. *tries it* Hm, maybe it's not as hard as I thought.

I started this hat a long time ago, well, January 2012. And I probably finished it in the same day. But not "finished" as in completed the hat, "finished" as in ran out of yarn.

Where I ran out of yarn

So I waited. I wasn't in any rush and I bought the yarn at The Stockinette Knitting Cafe (now closed *sad face*) two years earlier without a project in mind, so I just let it sit. It marinated in my room until one day I finally decided to buy another skein in the same colorway.

The new skein
The original skein

Clearly not the same dye lot. So I decided to rip back to where I picked up stitches along the brim and alternate skeins for each row.

I think it turned out pretty well. And I ended up using all of the original skein when I got to the pom pom, and a little more than half of the new skein.

Pom poms are fun :)

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