Posts Tagged ‘madeline tosh merino’

28
Jul

FO teaser

Written by Sarah. Posted in baby, baby, gift, knits, life

Good morning, lovelies! I revealed on twitter that I have already gifted the baby blanket that I have been working on. I am pleased to say that Daron and Romney (Jon’s brother and sister-in-law) loved it. I can’t wait for them to meet their son and wrap him in love and soft hand-dyed merino!

I had butterflies in my stomach waiting to hear what they’d think of it! I don’t design many of my own patterns. Up until recently, gauges and swatching really boggled my mind but it’s beginning to click (perhaps thanks to Little Red in the City…more on that soon!) and I can’t wait to do more complicated designs! Hopefully this blog will see many more original knits coming soon! But this really knit up exactly how I pictured it so I was a little scared to see if they liked my idea.

Anyway, I took a ton of photos before I let go of the blanket. I have so many to share, I thought I’d let you see some details today and then more later. I hope you don’t mind sticking with me!

I’m so excited about this knit. Intarsia is no longer scary and I’m ready to tackle some big designs!

Have any knitterly pride in a recent project?

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21
Jun

WIP: Teaser!

Written by Sarah. Posted in baby, knits

Hey, there! I hope you didn’t miss me too much but I had to give myself a Monday off. Aren’t Mondays just the worst!? Well, I’ve got some yummy knitting to celebrate the fact that Monday is over. For now.

Here’s a little peek at what I’m working on:

I can’t divulge all of the details because it’s a present. But here’s the basics. It’s made from the gorgeous Madeline Tosh I mentioned last week. I’m working on size 8 Lantern Moon rosewood needles which are like butter! This pattern is all about triangles and intarsia.

I can’t wait to show you more and tell you all about it but I hope you can see how great it is working up! I promise more photos and some wrong side pictures, too. I’m loving the way it’s turning out so far.

Come back soon for more on this WIP! And follow my Instagram feed to see more photos. What are you working on?

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15
Jun

Yarn, Finally.

Written by Sarah. Posted in knits, yarn

After all of that kvetching, Jon gets a big “I told you so” for telling me to wait for the perfect yarn. He’s right. I went to three LYSs before I found the one. And it is just absolutely fantastic.

On Thursday I picked up a few skeins of Madeline Tosh merino. It’s amazingly soft and hand dyed so the colors are amazing. It was a little pricey but it’s for a special gift so I wanted to spend a little extra. Worth every penny!

Here are two skeins in Chamomile and Antler. I must admit, goldenrod is my very favorite color right now. Things in that particular shade of yellow just make me feel like sunshine!

I am so excited to get this onto my needles. I didn’t even let them wind it at the store because I wanted to rush home and run my fingers through it. I am very proud of myself, though. With every project I tackle, I like to think that I am becoming a better knitter. Maybe I’ll be a Knitter with a capital K! I took the time to do some swatching and make sure that my pattern was how I wanted it. And a huge thanks to Amy at Threadpanda for reading my crazed email debating faire isle versus intarsia.

Here is the intarsia cast onto the amazing rosewood Lantern Moon needles Jon bought me. They feel like I’m knitting with liquid needles!

It looks like a mess, I know, but I promise it gets better.

I can’t wait to show you what I’m up to. It’s kind of a secret right now…can you guess?!

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