Malabrigo March Monday

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. ~ Arthur Ashe

Happy Monday! I missed doing a Malabrigo March update last week. To be honest, I really got into my marathon blanket projects and didn’t have much to report on the Malabrigo March front. I’ve been attempting to balance my projects better, but when inspiration strikes go with it. I’m excited to report I have a completed project. Malabrigo Rising makes my third completed project. That’s 3 of 22. Sure, it’s just a dishcloth, but it still seems worth celebrating. Just 19 more projects to go and 314 more days to do it!

  1. Malabrigo Rising – This was the last cast on for MM20. It as #22! The pattern is Alien Rising in Verano Lime. Done!
  2. Raining Harlequins – I couldn’t resist this color. It’s Verano in Rain. It seems rather fitting for the PNW. The pattern is Harlequin.
  3. Lemon Wedge Grid – This yarn is so cheerful. I’ve cast on several patterns from Mason-Dixon Knitting. The yarn is Verano in Lemon Wedge. The pattern is Moss Grid Hand Towel. Three repeats completed.
  4. Malabrigo Grace – Susurro in Fucsia. The pattern is Grace Scarf. This is 1/3 of the way to completion.
  5. Heirloom Squirrels – It wouldn’t be Malabrigo March without a new pair of bed socks. I love Washted. The pattern is Little Squirrel with Washted in Heirloom Vegetables and Archangel. Just a few more inches on this before I start the heel.
  6. Summertime Burb Cloth – This is the last part of a gift set using Verano in Impatient Pink and Summertime. The pattern is Baby Genius Burb Cloth. I’m about half way on this one.
  7. Arco Aviatrix – This is one of my favorite baby hats. The pattern is Aviatrix Hat in Arroyo color Arco Iris. Four sections completed so far.
  8. Dear Malabrigo – Washted in Pearl. The pattern is Dear Prudence from the book Scarves Two Ways. This is a fun twist on a ribbing scarf. I have five pattern repeats completed so far.
  9. Mattise Lotus – This is the first hat in a series I’m making for Hats not Hate. I’m using Rios in Mattise Blue or I think that’s the color. I’m working on the crown decreases. It won’t be long before this one is complete.
  10. Dewberry After Dark – I’ve wanted to knit this robe for over a decade, but could never find just the right yarn. And it wouldn’t be Malabrigo March if I didn’t cast on something in Dewberry. The pattern is After-Dark Robe. I think I’ll be finished with the seed stitch portion this week.
  11. Caprino Gardens – This is the newest project to be added into my knitting rotation. The pattern is Hong Kong Garden. This is my longest cast on yet with 495 stitches! Each row takes over an hour to knit. That’s quite a bit of movie or audio book knitting.

I debated on how to pick the next project to go into my rotation. Do I go with the quick knits first that I can complete easily? Do I go with the longer projects so they don’t take forever? Or some combination? I slept on it and decided on a 2:1 ratio. Since I have fewer marathon type projects to add in, I’m going to start by adding in two marathon projects and then 1 quick knit until all I have left is quick knits. My hope is I’ll have most or all of my marathon projects at least half way finished when I get to the point I run out of MM20 projects to add to my knitting rotation.

I don’t know about you, but I always dread the alarm on Monday mornings. Today’s theme song sums it up. It’s Blue Monday by Fats Domino.

Burt’s been hanging out with me while I work on MM20 projects. He looks good in Dewberry.

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