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Archive for January, 2014

Mad about clubs

Posted by mobarger on Jan-5-2014

You may have noticed that I love MadTosh yarn. Big fan. So when I learned about the Magnolia Society and had a couple glasses of wine in me, I thought sure, why not! MadTosh yarn? In all sorts of different weights? And unique colors? What’s not to love? Sure I have no business buying more yarn, but it’s so pretty!

The club offers several options of color families – jewels, neutrals and naturals. I was torn between neutral and natural and finally opted for natural. My first shipment arrived yesterday.

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Look at that green! It’s almost a little too green for me (even though green is my favorite color). But it makes me think of spring and growing things.

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Another look …

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It’s a chunky weight, and the color is “Big Sur.” There are 3 skeins of 160yds each. Hmm what to make, what to make….

I am thinking warmth, layers. It’s been cold here lately!
Here are some things that have been in my queue for a while, what do you think?

For the neck –

  • Silver Gun Fizz
  • Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks
  • Encompass
  • Or for the feet –

  • Woodcutter’s Daughter
  • Tuffy Boot Socks
  • Log Cabin Socks
  • Warm all over –

  • Caravan Blanket
  • Or maybe something for a certain little girl –

  • Hot Chocolate
  • I’ve got some thinking to do. Meanwhile “Big Sur” makes me think of this
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    It’s bitterly cold, we have a lot of snow and the sun is shining bright. Time to pile on the handknits and have an adventure!
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    I’m off! I’ll be posting some Christmas knits soon, as soon as they are gifted!