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Missing those City Lights

In a previous post I had mentioned my trip to the Big Apple to see some good friends and attend the inaugural Vogue Knitting Live event. It was epic, I have to say. I left NYC with a large duffel bag full of yarn. A good portion of that yarn came from the Knitty City booth – the happening place where several well-known authors did book signings. Now, anyone who is willing to listen knows I have a thing for Madelinetosh yarns. The colors are vivid and lush, the fiber flowing through your hands feels like butter (hello Linda Richman!), the fabric is lovely before and after blocking, you see where I’m going with this. In short, it’s pretty much my yarn soul mate. The Knitty City booth was my last stop on the Vendor Showroom and boy did they have a ton of Madelinetosh, I was drooling! Not only did they have gobs of Madelinetosh, Knitty City also had its own exclusive colorway created for them by Madelinetosh called City Lights!! One of the staff member’s saw me eyeing the color and mentioned that little tidbit. I bought 4 skeins right away, 2 in Tosh DK and 2 in Tosh Merino. I did not know until recently that City Lights was made specifically for the VKL event as well. Oh lordy am I glad I bought 4 skeins now! Alright, enough of my chatting, here’s a few photos of the beauties…

Above we have Tosh DK. It has an amazing drape, one of the many characteristics that draws me in. For those of you who care to know there’s 225 yards per skein and it’s 100% superwash merino wool. Although it’s called Tosh DK, many people would say that it can also be classified as a light worsted weight yarn. I’m not sure what’s in store for this particular yarn, but whatever it becomes will be die-hard awesome!

And here are my Tosh Merino skeins. Absolutely stunning, aren’t they? I picked these 2 up first because they reminded me of being in the back of a taxi, flying through the streets of New York City at night, every thing’s a blur. Looking at this color makes me miss the city that much more. With this 100% merino wool yarn you get 210 yards per skein and it is definitely worsted weight, even bordering on the heavier side. Again, these are just additions to the collection, I’m waiting for a special pattern to go with this special yarn.

I hope you enjoyed the closer look at this exclusive and apparently rare colorway brought to you via Madelinetosh and Knitty City. If you have a chance to visit Knitty City in person while in NYC, do it! It’s a great yarn shop and the prices are reasonable (especially for being in Manhattan). I’ve gone there my past 2 trips to New York and have come away with some beautiful stuff! I hope one of these days I’ll get to visit the Madelinetosh facility. They are located only 20 minutes from where I live, way too close not to take a tour. We’ll see how it goes, I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

6 thoughts on “Missing those City Lights

  1. I can totally relate to your love of that colourway. :-) It look very much like a colour I got in a NZ hand-dyed alpaca. It’s sooo lovely I got 5 hanks in it! Have fun with it.

  2. This is stunning yarn, the colours are just lovely! I’m loving your silk too… the other day I stroked for the first time, a hank of Debbie Bliss spun silk and it was the softest thing I’ve ever touched! Even softer than possum merino if there is such a thing!
    My good friend Kiwiyarns sent me over here to visit because we all seem to be as obsessed as each other and I’m loving your blog very much! Enjoy your week!

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