I caught the bug.

I lost my knitting mojo for a couple of years.  The only reason I finished those legwarmers were because I was cleaning and came across my dusty knitting basket and figured I could finish the last 4 rows and a cast off.


back of mitten


But now I've been knitting every day for a week.  In fact, I've been itching to get the needles in my hands.  Strange, huh?  I ripped back this mitten because the decreases at the top were leaving holes that I didn't like.  Now I've started again in the same yarn with the Templeton Mittens pattern (ravelry link).  I'm knitting with sport yarn on size 0 needles.  That makes the mitten extra thick and narrow and squeezy.  I love how it is turning out.


palm of mitten


But, the real reason that I've caught the knitting bug again is this:


the prettiest yarn in the universe


Aren't those colors to die for?  I've just found Madelinetosh yarn and I may never buy another yarn again.  This Tosh Marino Light is absolutely amazing.  It will become a delicious stripey shawl.  Rest assured, I'll post photos when I have a good start on the shawl.

Happy winter crafting to you! 

8 comments:

melissa said...

oh yay yay yay!!
is it selfish that i'm glad you've caught the knitting bug again?

that madelinetosh is amazing - can't wait to see your shawl!!

Amy Friend said...

Whenever I see yarn, I start getting grand dreams of knitting...it's resulted in a pattern and yarn for a sweater that I haven't yet made. I need a local knitting friend so I have help when I make mistakes!

Cassie said...

ooo that is some pretty yarn! My knitting is on hold so I can bind my huge farmer's wife quilt, but I am with you. There is something about winter that makes knitting just the perfect activity :)

angela said...

THat is quite THE yarn, isn't it? I see it all over the place now. Do I dare find some to touch? I don't need any more yarn!

Becca said...

I don't knit, but I've seen that madelinetosh yarn and I want it. It looks so luscious. There was an orange color I wanted.

Anna said...

ooo, those look so adorable! I'll have to pick your knitting brain, since I feel like a total knitting dork right now. :) I don't know hardly anything!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Beautiful yarn! And I love your green mittens!

Kat said...

you have such perseverance for those darn little needles. and what beauty results!

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