I bought a skein of Malabrigo laceweight yarn the other day. I couldn’t resist it, in all its soft soft brightness. After rejecting every stitch pattern in the Harmony Guides on Friday, I woke up this morning, made coffee, and let the yarn do the talking. I sat all morning with it, and am even now itching to get back to it. I think I’m in love.

Malabrigo Lace Scarf: Beginnings

And so that’s the “obsessed” part of this post title. Here’s the catching up part.

Snow in spring

I started nodding off at 9:30 last night, which I’ve come to expect after a photo shoot. It’s the delicious kind of satisfied exhaustion. I love photo shoots. This one was particularly juicy, because on our second day (of two), we not only spent time with two adorable babies, but also had the bizarre challenge of overcoming three hours of heavy snow. For our summer shoot. We delighted ourselves with jokes about imminent apocalypse, while scrambling because our entire plan for the day had to change. And fast. Huge thanks to Urban Yarns for not only welcoming our model into their back room for outfit changes as planned, but for also graciously inviting us to actually shoot in the store during business hours. (We’d planned to shoot in the park a few blocks away. The park was covered in white.)

Babette lesson at Urban YarnsCoincidentally (really!), while we were there the owner of the store was learning how to crochet so she can make a Babette Blanket.

When I haven’t been crocheting the scarf today, I’ve been reading What is the What for our next book club. I didn’t like the last book we read, but I love this one. Like deep down, think-it’s-genius love. I have a pile of books waiting to be read, but I’m savouring this one word for word. Which isn’t so great, because I have to finish it by next week.

I’m still working on my Gathered Pullover. I finished the body and started the first sleeve. When I’ve finished the scarf, I’m sure I’ll dive back into it.

Aaaand. There you have it.