Monday, June 18, 2012

Stash Enhancement: MadTosh Sport.

This past Thursday, my friend Lindsay came over to visit and to check out the new MadTosh store. I decided that this would be a good time to buy a sweater's worth of yarn, as I rarely ever do. I looked in my Ravelry queue and the patterns in my library and decided that the Lowry Pullover from Knitscene Fall 2011 would be perfect.

I decided on madelinetosh 80/10/10 sport weight, but then it took me a long time to pick a color. I needed five skeins, and almost all the colors I wanted had only four available at the time. After some help from Lindsay and the women working in the shop, I picked the colorway Rosegold, which is definitely not something I would normally pick.

As the name implies, it's shades of rosey-pink and gold. The more I look at it, the more I like it. I've told myself I can't cast this on until I at least finish my Tempest Cardigan, of which I have the sleeves, button band, and hem left to knit. It will probably be a while. I might cheat a bit though and knit up my gauge swatch before I'm done with it, though.


  1. That's such a pretty colour! I can't wait to see your progress :)
    Knit, Nicole, Knit!

  2. I'm having a hard time resisting casting on for the Featherweight! If I can hold off, so can you. ;) Though I guess you're right, a gauge swatch wouldn't hurt...

  3. I love that color! And swatches don't count :) Especially because there's all of those hours while you are waiting for it to dry after blocking, and you need something to work on in the mean time. I'm sure you can finish a whole sweater then...

  4. Those colors will look great on you. Can't wait to see how the sweater turns out.

  5. That is a really interesting colour combination. I can see how it would not necessarily be a first choice but I'm sure it will be lovely and unusual when made up (I hope you blog it)

  6. I love that sweater for you, and the yarn is pretty. I can't wait to see it all finished.