Here's my finally photographed finished Maluka. The Maluka is a really fun project and I especially love the little cables along the entire length of the border. The Maharaja silk yarn was the perfect pick for this project. It was quick to knit with and since it is tightly spun the strands did not snag on the needles and my project was off the needles in no time. I used exactly half a skein of the Maharaja silk yarn, which means I can make an identical Maluka if I want to, any takers? Here are the pics.
And here's the neck warmer I made with the blue recycled sari silk yarn. The yarn is slightly bulky and also slightly over spun in a few places to give it some extra texture. Once I finished making this simple stockinette stitch neck warmer, I was pleasantly surprised with the softness. Silky soft means much more to me now than it ever did before. My little one might trade his softy for this if he finds out. Now I've just got to find the perfect large project for recycled sari silk so I can drape myself in luxurious silky softness. Maybe a silk throw. Other ideas or patterns anyone?
And oh hey giveaway to be announced tomorrow!