have you ever seen a yarn and knew in a snap that you must have it
|3 skeins of madelinetosh tosh dk 'Mansfield Garden Party'|
and were lucky enough to know someone that was willing to sell it to you (thanks, Kyle!)
|3 skeins become 1 giant cake ~ 225yds of 24-ply merino wool|
and while you waited for it to arrive dreamed about what you would make with it
|colors reminiscent of Monet's paintings|
and knew instantly when you opened the package that this yarn must become a certain something
|big, squishy seed stitch|
and after casting on realized that this project couldn't be any more perfect
My enormous 'Gap-tastic Cowl' turned out just as I had envisioned. It's long enough to wrap loosely around my neck three times and narrow enough that it doesn't come up over my chin. One strand of this colorway is pretty enough on its own, but lay 3 strands side by side and knit them together and there are so many different gorgeous color combinations with every stitch that it was really hard to put this project down!
I'm a bit envious of knitters who live in cold climates since I probably won't get too much wear out of this knit in the Pacific Northwest, but if I do get to wear it once or twice every winter, I'll consider myself lucky!
Is everyone planning their cold-weather knits for this year? I can't wait to see what my friends decide are their 'must haves' this season, and be inspired by their choices. Hope everyone is having a great week! ~ Melissa