Friday, April 16, 2010

Knitting with Madeline Tosh

There's nothing I like more than knitting, unless it's knitting with free yarn.  Doesn't get much better than that! So, when I was fortunate enough to be the winner at Yarn on the House's recent giveaway, I was quite excited. I won a skein of ToshMarino yarn from Madeline Tosh.  

I had never tried Madeline Tosh yarns before, and I was very intrigued to try this much talked about yarn.  I must admit that the color for this giveaway "Tannehill" was not a color of yarn that I would have normally picked for myself, but wow when I opened the box from Ve (Yarn on the House's fabulous blogger) I was completely blown away by the rich colors in this yarn, as well as it's incredible softness.  While at first look you'd think this was a moss green, but look closer and you will see about 6 different greens, and about 6 different browns and a tinge of blue, beige and even eggplant.  Incredibly amazing color!  And the softness is beyond compare. It is a real treat to knit with such soft and lovely yarn!!

So, what am I knitting with my new yarn?  Well, that took me a bit to figure out.  But I decided on a cowl, with a simple but interesting stitch to show of the beautiful colors and let this gorgeous yarn be the "star" of this cozy neckwear.

I want to thank Ve for hosting such fabulous giveaways!  Be sure you stop by Yarn on the House and join in the weekly giveaway fun.  Tell her I sent you. ;o)  Also a huge thanks to Madeline Tosh for providing such fabulous yarns to knit and crochet with!

To find out more about Madeline Tosh yarns you can check out their blog and their Ravelry forum.

Happy knitting!


KClark Photography said...

That looks great Sandie, lucky you, and what
a lovely picture of you.

susie said...

Oh that is beautiful. Knitting is something I adore 7 wish I could do! Congrats on the win. susie

Waterrose said...

What beautiful yarn...there are some days that I really wish I knew how to knit. However, my daughter knits, so I think I might visit this shop and order some as a gift for her....thanks for sharing!

KS said...

I Love the yarn it is so beautiful. Such rich colors.

niftyknits said...

Fabulous mix of colours, really "heathery" in more ways than one! Your photos have brought out many tints, well done!

Sandie said...

Thanks everyone!! I just finished knitting up the cowl, and will be adding it to my KnitzyBlonde shop this week. I'm really happy with the way it turned out!