Yesterday Madtosh held an Ice Cream Social/Raveler meetup, it was really fun! Crafty folk are so awesome. I knew before I went there that I wanted to grab a few more Tosh Merino Light mini-skeins for some shawls and I was totally in luck. The staff even added some neutrals which is perfection because I really wanted some to add to my color collection. :D
The neutrals (+ a couple extra colors I picked up):
The colors together (these are all ones I’ve gotten over the past few months since Madtosh opened):
(From the top/left to bottom/right – Lai, Scarlet, Torchere, Citrus, Grapefruit, Butter, Button Jar Blue, Seaglass, Baltic, Orchid)
A little bit more about the mini-skeins…They contain 52 yards each and are the perfect amount to use for colorwork, adding color to mittens, a stripe for something that doesn’t require a whole skein, etc. I’ll be using the Baltic and Citrus in addition to a full skein of Antler and Charcoal to make the Pterotactyl shawl by Marc Smollin. I completely loved the test knitting sample with the pop of orange and blue. A few of the other mini-skeins will be used to make another Technologic shawl sample (can also be found on my Designs page), this time with a different color for each stripe. Clearly I can’t stop using Tosh Merino Light, it’s really my favorite yarn to work with.
I’m not sure if the mini-skeins are available at other yarn shops beyond Madtosh. If your LYS has Madelinetosh in stock and you’d like to see mini-skeins too I recommend asking the LYS shop owner or perhaps contacting Madelinetosh directly. Maybe if there’s several requests they’ll be able to see there’s a demand for the smaller yardage option. If you do know of other yarn shops that have these in stock, please let me know and I’ll update this post.
While I was taking the above pictures I decided to have a little fun with the skeins…
And then I tucked them away into a large jar to serve as eye candy and be used another day. :)