Projects of Many Colors

This entry was posted on 17th July, 2017 by luciana .

While I was browsing through some projects on the Ravelry database I was struck by the sheer variety of beautiful color combinations made in malabrigo yarn that the talented knitters there have put together. There you can choose from over 300 different colors from all the bases malabrigo has to offer, so I thought it would be fun to highlight some of these projects that used 4 or more colors from malabrigo!

Raveler Tristaran created this absolutely amazing stocking for a swap. It uses the Merino Worsted base in Pollen, Natural, Sunset, Teal Feather, Solis. She incorporated two different colorwork charts into the Socks Two at a Time On a Magic Loop pattern to create this truly unique project. Wouldn’t you have loved to be her swap partner?

 

Raveler Zapasi chose to use malabrigo Lace to downsize the popular Find Your Fade  shawl and I can only imagine how amazingly soft this finished piece is.  For her fading colors she chose Frank Ochre, Mariposa, Lettuce, Indecita, Bobby Blue, Arco Iris, and Holly hock and called it a “Spring Fade”. It is truly a show stopping shawl.

 

Another project made in malabrigo Lace was by Raveler Vevka who stuck with a purple color palette to knit her own version of Nuvem . By combining Frost Pink, Cuarzon, Whales Road, and Azul Bolita she created a monochromatic masterpiece that drapes beautifully and wears like a dream.

 

For a heavier weight shawl, Raveler Lbucci3 opted for Merino Worsted to make her Om Shawl  Using the perfect Pearl as a neutral, her additions of Frank Ochre, Verde Adriana, and Bijou Blue make this super-sized shawl as stylish as it is cozy.

 

Of course I had to find something in Sock and Raveler Java03mama used a total of seven different colors to create what she called her Lifesavers version of On the Spice Market. The colors Terracotta, Natural, Lettuce, Persia, Solis, Eggplant and Ochre all come together beautifully to create a cheerful accessory that looks totally fun to wear.

 

And finally, clocking in with a whopping variety of 9 colors Raveler deezknitzpgh lovingly made an amazing Bounce Blanket in Rios. Using Natural to seperate all of the amazing colors she striped her way through the spectrum from Frank Ochre, Apple Green, Fresco Y Seco, Lettuce, Teal Feather, Paris Night, Pearl Ten, and all the way to Plomo. That is one lucky baby!

So the next time you are feeling like there isn’t enough color in your life remember that you can always brighten things up with malabrigo!

--Barbara

Tejiendo Juntos - Knitting Together

This entry was posted on 12th July, 2017 by Kristel .

 

About two months ago, Nuevocentro Shopping contacted us to collaborate with a project they were preparing for Granparents' Day, which is celebrated in June.

It consisted of donating yarn for making blankets that would be donated to Cottolengo Don Orione, a Non-Profit Civil Organization that is renowned across our country.

We decided to donate all the yarn they needed, so they could achieve their goal.

This was the campaign poster:

 

They prepared this video to explain the idea and to invite people to join in their knitting workshops.

 

 
During June, they held workshops for all those who wanted to participate. Some were experienced knitters or crocheters and some were beginners, but they all were "knitting together". 
 
Here you can see a video about the workshops and the blankets.
 
 
Nuevocentro received knitted squares from all over the country and they carefully sewed them together to make the complete yarn blankets. 
 
We were very happy to see the results! 
 
 
Last week we were invited to join them at Cottolengo Don Orione Femenino, where they delivered the donated blankets. 
 
 
 
 
In a Press Conference, Nuevocentro Shopping Staff presented their idea and explained the project, inviting members of the Cottolengo to tell us about their work. 
 
We had the chance to meet some of the women who live there and they were very happy to receive the blankets. Every week they have knitting workshops and although they have different kinds of motor skill disorders, they all try to knit some easy garments. 
 
Here you can see more pictures from that day: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nuevocentro Shopping's Marketing Staff with some of the Yarn Blankets.
 
We want to thank all the people who participated in this project in any way and all those who helped make this a complete success. 
 
As for those who received the donations, we wish that when they cuddle up to the blankets they can feel the affection of the people who knitted for them.
 
 
 

Visit to Escuela Roosevelt

This entry was posted on 4th July, 2017 by vero .

As we told you in a previous post, on June 10th people gathered together to knit accesories for the children of Escuela Roosevelt. This school provides complete care for children and youth with motor disabilities and associated disorders. They do an amazing job, and you can read more about it on their website.

all the knitsOn June 21th we went to visit the school, representing all the people who had gathered together to knit an accesory for them. In total they knit 159 hats and cowls! Isn't it amazing what people can do when they get together and work as a team? 

The children were waiting for us with their music teacher and sang two beautiful songs for us. We were even invited to join the singing, which of course we did!
Then it was time for the best part, for each child to choose something from the bags.

Each knitted accesory had attached a note from the person who had knit it, dedicated to the child who would receive it. 

So much love was put into these accesories and we feel very honoured to be the ones that got to deliver it to them, representing all the people that join together to knit for them. We can't wait for the next time we get to do something like this again! Thank you to everyone who participated. 

Photos by Lucía Silva

 

World Wide Knitting in Public Day at ExpoLana

This entry was posted on 22nd June, 2017 by Kristel .

 

As we told you in our previous post, on Saturday June 10th, we celebrated the "World Wide Knitting in Public Day" (here)

 

 

We kicked things off at 2:00 pm at ExpoLana, and spent the afternoon knitting for the Roosevelt School and sharing one of our passions, yarn. In the pictures you can see Catherine Sochara, a very knowledgeable scientist and teacher from The Uruguayan Secretary of Wool (El Secretariado Uruguayo de la Lana SUL) who inaugurated ExpoLana by talking about the wonderful properties of wool.

We gathered around the fair, some of us enjoying the sunny day, others choosing the heat of the stoves inside a big tent or inside the yarn festival. It was a nice afternoon accompanied by coffee, mate (a popular hot drink), friends and delicious cakes and sweets that the knitters had brought to share with others.

Here you can see some photos of this beautiful day:

 

 

Iván Meresman played his violin, as he did two years ago (here). It was truly magical and very special, thank you!

 

Although the knit in public day event was expected to end at 6:00 pm, many of us stayed much longer and we continued knitting.

 

Pics: malabrigo and Escuela Roosevelt

 

We want to thank everyone who helped us making this day a success. The number of knitted garments exceeded our expectations and they will be delivered to the school during this week. 

Don't miss our next post!

 

In memoriam of Elena Nodel.

This entry was posted on 19th June, 2017 by luciana .

Stylish Lines by Elena Nodel, from Book 9 - Niños, using malabrigo Rios in Purpuras and Archangel

With this post we would like to honor the memory of Elena Nodel, also known as Anadiomena.

She was a wonderful and loved member of the knitting community and an amazing designer. She will always be with us each time each of us choose to knit a stitch to create something out of one of her patterns.

Valanar Hat by Elena Nodel, using malabrigo Rios in Coco

Elena, we will miss you.

World Wide Knitting in Public Day 2017

This entry was posted on 8th June, 2017 by Kristel .

For the third consecutive year, we will be participating in the World Wide Knitting in Public Day.

This year will be a little different since our celebration will take place in Expolana (See more here: http://bit.ly/2siHOI3) and we will have a booth at the yarn festival too.

 

 

Here you can read the english version of the event communication text:

“El día Mundial del Tejido en Público, also known as World Wide Knitting in Public Day, is the world's largest knitting event and takes place every year in the month of June.

Born in Australia in 2005, this event was dreamed up by designer, knitter, and researcher Danielle Landes. It began as a gathering of knitters coming together to have fun, learn, and spread awareness of their chosen art form.

Our celebration will take place in Montevideo on Saturday, June 10th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm in Expolana (http://expolana.uy/) . Men and Women of all ages will meet, armed with their needles and hooks, to spend a nice afternoon doing what we love most, knitting!

As with every year, this day will have a significant cooperatively and charitable element since all knitted garments will be donated to Roosevelt School (http://www.escuelaroosevelt.org.uy/)

Everyone is welcome! Knitters, crocheters and yarn lovers should all come and join us. If someone wants to learn, we will gladly teach the basic techniques you need to get started in this world!

There is no charge for this event and you don’t even need to bring yarn, because it is being donated by malabrigo (http://www.malabrigoyarn.com). Simply bring yourself and needles sized between 6mm and 10mm. If you do not have them, loaner needles will be available from the popular craft store Las Labores (https://www.facebook.com/LASLABORESMERCERIA).

To complete the day of togetherness, we propose you to bring something delicious to share!”

 

 

 

Are you in Montevideo or near? If so, please join us! We would love to meet you there.