Posted on October 23, 2009 - 6:25pm
Tart by Madelinetosh
Oh happy day! I've managed to score the knitting equivalent of the foodies' white truffles - Madelinetosh yarn in the Tart colorway. This stuff sells out like you would not believe. And when you have the yarn in your hands, you can see the reason why. It is a truly gorgeous red that the pictures really don't capture adequately. It's slightly variegated, and has such a wonderful soft feel. I bought about 1600 yards of the Madelinetosh sock yarn to make a sweater for me (it's a fingering weight yarn, about 6 sts to the inch), another 1000 yards of the merino worsted weight yarn for another sweater for my favorite person to knit for (I'm such a greedy knitter), and one precious skein of Tosh Worsted to make a beret for me and a wee cap or soaker for one of my friends who is expecting a baby this winter. Tosh Worsted is great for babies because it is machine washable and oh so soft.
All Madelinetosh yarn is hand-dyed in small batches and the quality is just stunning - like knitting with butter. I can't wait to swatch with this.
Stay tuned for a blog about my voyage this weekend to the Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival in Asheville. I so hope to witness an angora rabbit being sheared. If I do, be assured that pictures will be provided.