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What should I make with MM Mohair Glitter Yarn?
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Apr 17, 2013 19:25:20   #
Awwali
 
http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-7754-1.html

Last summer I bought 2 skeins of Mary Maxim Mohair Glitter yarn in the color "Rock Garden".

I had no idea what I'd make but liked the yarn.

I did a search of KP and found the above discussion about what to knit with MM Mohair Glitter yarn... Boy was I surprized when saw that we had done exactly the same thing...even the same color.

Anyway, I was hoping to see a photo of what was made via the above discussion....

Or, if anyone has any good ideas for this yarn.

A search on the www didn't come up with anything that sparked my interest....

Thanks for any ideas.
MISS MAALI - This is what the rest of my Avatar looks like! She is "in foal" in this photo.

 
Apr 17, 2013 19:31:11   #
Janeb
 
Sorry I can't help with your problem but,had to say what a beautiful horse and would think the foal will be the same.
Apr 17, 2013 19:31:20   #
RuthieB
 
Beautiful animal!!Hope you do well with your project.
Apr 17, 2013 19:43:28   #
Awwali
 
Thank you Janeb and RuthieB for your compliments abt my dear MISS MAALI. I took the photo the summer of 2011. She had a lovely colt in 2012.

As to the yarn, I'm sort of hoping to find that something in a cape...shawl...or???
Apr 18, 2013 08:03:17   #
Robin Redhead
 
Miss Maali is beautiful. How lucky you are to have each other!
Apr 18, 2013 10:04:25   #
Ronie (a regular here)
 
Your horse is beautiful! Love the mountains in the back ground too.. are those part of the Cascades?
as for your yarn I think anything lacy will be beautiful. Normally lace is made of very fine, thin yarn and the information says its bulky.. but the picture showed someone with a scarf made with this.. so I think a shawl would be beautiful.. plus you have a lot of it.. they showed you should have over 1000 yds with your 2 skeins.. you could make a nice warm shawl you could wrap up in on chilly mornings... or evenings.. I'm a PNW girl too and we have beautiful days right now but chilly to begin and end with :)
 
Apr 18, 2013 11:07:48   #
Awwali
 
Robin Redhead wrote:
Miss Maali is beautiful. How lucky you are to have each other!


Robin, thank you for this special comment. I've had well over a hundred horses and my dear MISS MAALI is truly my most special one! When I go out the back door....she literally lifts up her head...looks toward me...and runs to the gate! No there doesn't have to be a treat...she just wants to be near me. When I'm weeding in the garden, she patrolls the fence line near that edge of her pasture. With her nose, she pushed her new born baby into my arms... Yes, I am very luck to have her. :thumbup:
MISS MAALI & 2012 colt at 24 hours

MISS MAALI's colt at 4 days old

MISS MAALI's colt at 2 months old

Apr 18, 2013 11:18:32   #
Awwali
 
Ronie wrote:
Your horse is beautiful! Love the mountains in the back ground too.. are those part of the Cascades?
as for your yarn I think anything lacy will be beautiful. Normally lace is made of very fine, thin yarn and the information says its bulky.. but the picture showed someone with a scarf made with this.. so I think a shawl would be beautiful.. plus you have a lot of it.. they showed you should have over 1000 yds with your 2 skeins.. you could make a nice warm shawl you could wrap up in on chilly mornings... or evenings.. I'm a PNW girl too and we have beautiful days right now but chilly to begin and end with :)
Your horse is beautiful! Love the mountains in the... (show quote)


Thank you abt MISS MAALI. As to the mountains, they are the Olympic Mountains in Western Washington.

Here are some photos of the Olympic Mtns. I look at those darn mtns every morning with my first cup of coffee and my knitting.....

:lol: :lol:
Summer

Winter

Everyday....

Apr 18, 2013 12:30:16   #
crystalrose
 
Just want to put in my two cents and say that I made a shawl with MM Mohair Glitter and it turned out beautiful! As long as you treat it like a bulky yarn (use proper needle size)even though it looks so fine it knits up fairly well.
Apr 18, 2013 12:30:40   #
crystalrose
 
P.S. Beautiful horses!
Apr 18, 2013 12:36:10   #
RuthieB
 
Oh my!! What beautiful scenes you get to look at. I have scenes of the Chesapeake Bay near me, but those pictures are to die for!! The baby is all legs it seems. I used to raise & show dairy goats. They're a real labor of love as are your horses.
 
Apr 18, 2013 12:39:44   #
Awwali
 
crystalrose wrote:
Just want to put in my two cents and say that I made a shawl with MM Mohair Glitter and it turned out beautiful! As long as you treat it like a bulky yarn (use proper needle size)even though it looks so fine it knits up fairly well.


Yes, I am leaning towards a shawl or perhaps a cape of some sort.

In the original KP post abt this yarn, someone posted that they thought it was more of a 'worsted' weight than bulky. I'm thinking that with a shawl/cape it might not matter much. Especially like you said, if I use the proper size needle.

......Just got to find that perfect pattern.
Apr 18, 2013 12:43:04   #
Awwali
 
RuthieB wrote:
Oh my!! What beautiful scenes you get to look at. I have scenes of the Chesapeake Bay near me, but those pictures are to die for!! The baby is all legs it seems. I used to raise & show dairy goats. They're a real labor of love as are your horses.
It takes time for them to figure out those long legs,too.

Apr 18, 2013 12:48:25   #
Jokim
 
What a beautiful country we live in.
Apr 18, 2013 13:19:14   #
kikifields
 
THe mare and foal are gorgeous!!!
I used the glitter mohair in lilac to make a drop dead gorgeous sweater with a large cable up the front and back.
Can't tell you how many compliments I've had.
Love, love, love mohair yarn - yep, keep it in the fridge!
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