Behold, the yarn!
Click to view all colors here.
The awesome thing is that if you were hoping to make Black Panther Nakia’s Shawl, Tosh has several greens in this line that would work.
Upon learning of this, I squeed.
Me: MadelineTosh released Black Panther Collection!
Gordon: … and she is a… yarn person?
Let it be know that my husband has absorbed the name of a yarn dyer through pure osmosis by having me randomly go on about different colors of yarn. Clearly, he is the smartest man and also awesome.
Tiger Lily says
Nice! Are you going to make a shawl with it? Enjoy he pretty yarn.
Karen the Griffmom says
Hug it, and love it, and squeeze it – and I’m a fabric rather than a fiber person . . .
Kelly B L says
Me too….fabric is my passion…. 🙂
I cannot tell a lie, me too!
Looking at the pretty yarn makes me want to take up crochet…and then I looked at the price. Oiy. I will just be living vicariously through you. Knit on knitters.
Karen the Griffmom says
Eventually my sister is going to end up over here because I keep sending her all the pretty yarns.
I’ve always wanted to learn to crochet and knit but I always have a book in my hands so makes it kind of rough ???. Such pretty bold colors though!!
Tina in NJ says
Lots of knitters and quilters “read” audiobooks.
True!! Now to find someone to teach me ?
Check to see if you hv a local yarn store. Also, check the Craftsy website. YouTube has lots of teaching videos for knitters, beginners to advanced. Check it out. Also, Webs (website) has their yearly yarn sale. I would recommend starting out with Plymouth Encore worsted weight or chunky weight on a size 8 or 9 needle. It’s on sale and relatively cheap. I’ve used this yarn many times. It’s a workhorse.
I do want to caution you. Knitting can be addicting. I just can’t seem to stop.
I knit basic stuff so I can read at the same time!
Patricia Schlorke says
Smart man that Gordon. 🙂 Beautiful colors and love the name.
I’m up to my eyes with yarn at the moment. I’m crocheting an afghan in Coats and Clark Parrot Stripes. The colors in the yarn are anywhere from blue to green to purple. When I run out of one skein, I tie the one end of the ending skein to a different color of the next skein so I don’t get a lot of color pooling. Don’t know if I’m going to keep it or give it to someone.
Enjoy your yarn Ilona!
Oh my that’s gorgeous yarn! Did you get some? Are you making the shawl?
oooooOOOOOOOOooooo! I love Madelinetosh.
P.S. Ditto on the Gordon awesomeness!
Ms. Kim says
Love is when your partner fully understands and supports your brand of crazy.
Mara Darling says
So pretty. I have so far resisted (must knit from stash) but this isn’t helping. Maryland Sheep & Wool is coming up and all yarn preview pics are driving me nuts.
You can adapt the pattern to your current stash (maybe!).
Every year I say I’m going to go to that, and every year I miss it. It’s like 12 minutes away, and I know tons of people who go every year. Yes, I am lame.
Love the blue and the gold and black looks interesting. Too bad the fibers are ones that give me hives.
True. No wool for me either. (Nor lanolin in cosmetics.)
There are some really nice cotton and cotton blend yarns, but wool is a good 90% of what’s in any yarn store or on web sites. I have no objection to acrylic, but many folks will give you a dirty look if you say you aren’t using wool.
Patricia Schlorke says
I tell people that I knit and crochet with acrylic yarn. Those who knit or crochet with wool yarn look at me weird, but I tell them that I live in an extremely warm climate and that wool is too warm. I just get an “oh” and that’s that. 🙂
What’s interesting is that when I knit a sweater with acrylic yarn, no one knows unless they ask. I do my own design, and a lot of people look at it and think “oh that looks too complicated”. Actually the design is really easy. The design is a play on the knit 2 pural 2 rib. I do a row of knit 2 pural 2 in the round (circular needles) and the next row is knit over the pural and pural over the rib. It creates a vertical line instead of a horizontal line. Plus, it’s reversible. The only thing is the number of stitches at the beginning need to be an even number.
If you don’t want to work with circular needles, the design can be done on the two separate needles.
I like acrylic yarn also. Pretty colors, machine washable, doesn’t hold a stain, rarely bleeds color onto other things, great sales at the craft stores so you get a whole project for$20-30 bucks.
I like silk blend yarns too :). But I use all kinds.
The Nakia’s Shawl pattern I mean!
While i love all the colours found in wool yarns, due to allergies I’m always going for high cotton,bamboo content with some acrylic thrown in for the cool colours. I do tend to avoid 100%acrylic when weaving as i personally find that it heats me up to much and then doesn’t breath enough- but that may just be me finding the wrong jumpers and thicknesses. But high visual weakness for me on the yarns…leads to buying… But don’t always get around to weaving…so my stash keeps growing ?
I crochet baby blankets, and I prefer acrylic yarn because it’s washable, durable, comes in pretty colors, and non-allergenic. And if I botch something, it’s a pain, not a tragedy.
That is absolutely gorgeous yarn! I hope your shawl turns out spectacularly.
And Gordon, good for you! Few things are more flattering to a wife than when her husband takes an interest in her interests. =o)
Ms. Kim says
+1, +1, +1 to both comments! ?
Jessica Maciel says
I wish I knew how to make beautiful things with it! Happy you got your yarn fix Ilona!
Smart man that Gordon.
Looks to be a challenging intellectually stimulating project. Go for it. Keep us posted.
Thank you both for the stories. Yesterday’s snippet made me seriously consider adding hugh’ s story to my collect list. Kate10 is already there and on my public library recommend to buy list. Now to look at budget….
well, since it looks like I am stuck with my sibling’ s canine horse, I have to rework my budget as puppy chow is expensive for large breeds. Vet thinks hilarious as they knew when my sibling talked me into taking untrained 7 month old lab great Dane puppy mix for basic training…. that i would be stuck. Grin. Yeah I know. I am just a softie.
Good luck with yarn. If it turns out okay, my knitting sibling’s Christmas gift will be known by me. Thank you for the idea.
Karen the Griffmom says
Pictures, please. Pups that age are all paw. Gotta love ’em!
Aren’t smart guys wonderful? You don’t have to explain something for the 47th time because they listened! (I really miss mine.)
The yarn is beautiful and whatever you decide to use it for will be, too. (The shawl in the movie was great.) Make something that soothes your soul. Be happy.
This is bc Mr Gordon is a very smart man who is well aware of what side his bread is buttered on. ?
The yarns have a regal look.
And, regarding Gordon, of course the osmosis thing works. Look at all the other evidence (fab books). You two are great together!
Claire M says
Oh now that yarn is just a thing of beauty!! Plus, Black Panther…
What beautiful, vibrant colours!
Almost makes me wish that I know how to make stuff with it. My mum was a self-taught creative wonder woman and my sisters inherited her skills. Me, I sit and read around those who knit & crochet.
Happy times with the yarn, Ilona.
Are you going to try the pattern? I take it out and study it a couple times a week. I think I will give it a try after my latest project is finished!
Smart Gordon! Well done.
Thank you both for the books!
Gorgeous colours, make me wish I could knit. Took me 7 years to finish a jumper for my husband. I now have peripheral neuropathy following chemo so hands no longer do what I wish. On the bright side I can still hold a book or my iPad which as I love reading is a big plus.
That’s pretty much how my husband knows about Ilona Andrews.
I’ve never been able to knit anything other than long scarves (think Dr Who) but I would buy a skein of every color and hang it on the wall just to enjoy the gorgeous colors.
Ms. Kim says
Ooohhh, wall hanging… Those would make a gorgeous dramatic wall hanging!
I noticed a pattern for a wall hanging at the craft store the last time I was there. It was free and I’m kicking myself for not picking it up. It will be gone the next time I go in…
Beautiful yarn, smart husband = happy Ilona ?
Unable to knit now because of the tremors in my left hand, but happily I can rest a book/kindle on my arm to read ?
My daughter not only has a stash, but she dragged most of it from Georgia up to her new home in Alaska. I just texted her that you had posted pictures of this yarn, and she basically accused me of being an enabler. You only have a problem when you can’t admit it is an addition. That doesn’t mean you have to get over this addiction, but it is always best to admit to having one. Love it, and squeeze it, and pet it, and it floods your body with happy endorphins. How is that a problem?
Eva M. says
Oh….Tosh! Yum, yum! And the colors are fabulous! I’ve never meet a MadelineTosh I didn’t love. I wish my LYS had it, but I have to travel to find Tosh to molest! ?
Hey! I have that pattern! Cool!
Looks lovely! Hopefully your link gets some sort of commission as I’m tempted to buy some to try! One can never have enough yarn!!
Hopefully we get a post of the finished product! I still remember the beautiful top you made your daughter!
Scheepjes Whirl is a yarn I’ve been debating to splurge on. I have a couple hand dyed yarn pieces I’ve bought and love them but I think this is not dyed but tied together and some report it’s knotty.
Gorgeous! I don’t do yarn, but I do love to look at the colors when I’m at the store. My favorite was called Dragonfly, and had a cool color spectrum with a slightly iridescent look.
Ms. Kim says
Way to go Gordon, could catch.
Ooooh! Lovely. Too bad I’m with paying instalments to a local dyer for the yarn I bought a couple of months ago!
I knew I had married the right guy when 1) my husband was able to accurately name all the parts of a spinning wheel, and 2) when he still asks if I want to go to Web’s for my birthday despite my already having a gigantic stash. Let’s hear it for smart, awesome, fiber-savvy partners!
He’s a treasure
He is a treasure
I now wish I wasn’t a complete idiot when it comes to knitting. The Jade Dream yarn almost makes me want to try again.?
I know, me too!! I also love the Futurae. ?
Kim Harmeling says
Those are gorgeous. I already blew this month’s yarn allowance though and have to hope there is still stock by the time next month’s allowance rolls around. It’s the only way I can keep my stash under control. So far I’ve been able to confine it to one large…well, very large…trunk, but it’s straining at the lid. I hope you have a wonderful pattern picked out for this and would love to see the finished product.
Any suggestions as to the best way to learn knitting? I’ve wanted to for a while. Seeing all this beautiful yarn is so tempting.
Dawn Page says
Go to a local yarn store. You can also learn at Joanna or Michael’s craft stores. If You live near Rochester, ny I will teach you. Also look on you tube.
I need to start knitting again! I made an Afghan a while back which is probably the most expensive blanket I will ever own with all the yarn I used, but I think I could really use some of the relaxation that comes with knitting.
I feed a LOT of my stress into knitting. Also, I have smaller projects to do while waiting stuff doctor offices our other appointments. It does help to relax!
Hmmm. It just so happens that I have all the yarn called for in the pattern except the Noro silk. They’re all in blues and teals, but I think it would work. Last winter I was going to make some scarves, and a few hats. Yeah, well, ahem. Anyhoo, this will work out perfectly. I’m totally not getting another skein of yarn that I might never use. (It’s so pretty!)
I have been using a locally made Colorado yarn called skeidalous for years. It is fabulous. Sadly they are retiring, but I think they are putting all their stock on sale. So check it out. I especially love the polwarth wool, it gives the alpaca and cashmere super soft wools more body, but it’s not itchy like merino can be. And it felts beautifully. I also “read” with audio books, which is why I love Renee Raudmann sooooooo much. My mother does fabric and my sister and I do fiber. Sometimes we listen to entire series’ of books one after the other for days, and craft. Just watch out for the knitters elbow, or crochet shoulder. Age is no joke.
A while back you mentioned you like peel and stick tile. I found this website – SkinnyTile.com They have some really interesting patterns, actual thin glass. I have this fireplace I don’t like and have been trying to come up with a reasonable fix for it. Got my creative juices flowing anyway.
This post reminded me of a store that I always pass in a tiny little town/hamlet. You may be interested in their blog with free patterns and details of what they sell: http://myrtlestationwool.blogspot.ca/ Happy crafting!
Can you post a picture of your project when your finished with it?
Another big tick for Gordon! Love it.
Please do share photos of the garment you make with that gorgeous yarn. What ply (or weight) is it? It looks quite fine?
Enjoy the craft; we know how happy it makes you ?
I love that some of my favorite authors are knitters too. We rock!! <3
Thanks to you, I’m officially a knitter! But, I don’t feel skilled enough to let myself use that pretty of yarn, yet. LOL.
I’ve made a ton of dishcloths, scarves, cup cozies and I’ve made a couple of hats now. Right now, I’m trying my first shawl.
I look forward to trying some prettier yarn like this!
Fan in California says
There is a yarn by malabrigo that is 1/2 merino and 1/2 silk at a light dk weight. I am horribly allergic to most wool but I can use very fine merino so this is a perfect mix. Also alpaca works for many with wool allergies. I can even spin alpaca. Cashmere is an odd one. As long as I wash it regularly, (inside out) there is no problem. But something in the way it catches dust or dust mites does me in.
Good Lord, I’m in awe if you can make that shawl. I’m lucky if I can sew on a button.
And I raise my glass with appropriate beverage to Gordon as an official Good Guy/Husband/Mate/Partner.
Much better response than the heavy *sigh*.
Oh my goodness, I love the Jaded Dreams color. I imagine it would rock in Nakia’s Shawl.
Now I must learn how to knit so I can make a Jaded Dreams Shawl for myself. It’s so beautiful.
Do you think the directions are easy enough to follow for a novice to make Nakia’s shawl?
Thanks for sharing these beautiful yarns and pattern. ?
Gordon is a wise man. I love his other perspective stories!
What are you going to make out of that wonderful yarn? I hope you have fun playing with it.
Yay! What are you going to make with it? I love making shawls, and just finished the Wonder Woman shawl (but in my colours not the traditional colours)!
Hmmmm…does Dina need a knitted innkeeper’s robe? What kind of shawl would she wear?
You must have been so proud of him at that moment!
I am learning to sew, not crochet or knit, but I am tempted to learn so I can make Diana Prince’s wine coloured shawl/poncho from the Wonder Woman movie. The women in Black Panther are a whole other world of awesome and totally worthy of a wool range!
Oh, and having just finished season one of Lost In Space on Netflix, I’m loving Danger Will Robinson a lot!
Lauren Shisler says
I was just working on my Carbeth sweater using tosh DK in saffron while listening to some of your audio books!
and thats about the same response I get from my boyfriend talking about yarn lol.
Every time I see crochet I cant help but think of demolition man. Here is a sweater I knitted….