I just love Madelinetosh yarn! I finished the Rikke hat in Madelinetosh DK using the color Plaid Blanket with a size 4 and size 7 needle. I loved the color and the yarn and finished the hat in a week.
I really liked the pattern, but it called for one skein of Madelinetosh DK and you were suppose to knit 9 inches from the cast on edge before doing the decreases. I only knit 7 inches before decreasing because I would have run out of yarn. I could have probably gone to 7 1/2 inches, but I didn’t want to take the chance. The hat looks okay with only the 7 inches from the cast on edge, but this was the second project that I didn’t have enough yarn according to the instructions. I am going to make another one, so I bought 2 skeins of Madelinetosh DK in the color Wicked. It looks brown in the picture, but it has purple in it.
I loved the plaid blanket color, so I bought more of it in tosh sock. I plan to use this color for another Willow cowl. I bought 2 skeins of it so I would have enough. I also bought tosh sock in Wicked, Aura, and Cardinal. I plan to use the Aura and Cardinal for the Foolproof cowl.
Little Skein in the Big Wool came out with a theme of Where the Wild Things are. I loved the monster pattern, so I bought the kit that includes the pattern, yarn, and accessories. The yarn is Highland Handmades in her Green Ash Worsted Yarn in the color Minos (I got 2 50 gram skeins to make 2 monsters – I have big ideas). It’s a blue color. I also couldn’t resist Highland Handmades Striped Maple Sock in the Color The Wild Rumpus.
I have been coming along with my Fab Funky Fibers Rainbow sock using a size 1 needle. I debated about doing a heel flap, but changed my mind because of the number of colors in this self striping yarn. So, I am doing an afterthought heel. I am still working on the first sock.
I just had to cast on another sock. This time I chose a patterned sock called Hedera by CookieA. I am using a size 1.5 needle with Hazel Knits Artisan sock in the color Blueberry. I only started this sock this week so you are only seeing the cuff.
I really like Hazel Knits yarn and need to knit more socks up with it.
Well, I better get knitting.