When Minty released the Tapestry Cowl, I knew I needed to knit it but I needed to find just the perfect yarn for it. Little did I know that the perfect yarn would land on my doorstep at the end of September.
This beautiful yarn is my Magnolia Society yarn club September offering. Its a beautiful multi-dimensional brown called Black Madeira FIg. Its Madelinetosh Glazed Sock. This color is so beautiful; Just 4 weeks early I was lamenting on the Malabrigo Junkie group on Ravelry that I really craved a nice deep fig color. So when I opened the package, I was over the moon with happiness at the color. I knew immediately that this would become a tapestry cowl. I even had the perfect skein of yarn to pair with it from the same dyer sitting in my stash patiently waiting for its fate.
The citrus sock was my first ever purchase of Madelinetosh yarn over a year ago from woolgirl. I just hadn’t had time to cast on a lucious orange sock for myself. I feel this is the perfect marriage of pattern, yarn and color. I can’t wait till I’m finished.
My only hesitation is that the older yarn (citrus) looks like it is a bit thinner than the September yarn. Does anyone know if Madelinetosh switched sock bases in the last 12-14 months.
My other project, which is getting much more attention, is my Wheat-ear Remix. I’m doing a mini-KAL with RobinM the other moderator of the Sexy Knitters Club for our cable technique KAL, which we are running right now.
Its the Wheat-ear Cable Yoke pattern from the cover of Interweave Knits Summer 2007. We are changing it from being knit in pieces from the bottom up to top-down in one piece. So far I think its looking amazing and that it seems to be fitting my dress form properly so I hope that when I get to the armhole “Bind-Off” that it fits perfectly all over.