Madelinetosh is one of our featured yarns at the shop. Though I really enjoy making many of our shop samples with ‘Tosh, I have never made any shawls or sweaters for myself. That is probably why I didn’t have that certifiable craziness that comes over everyone when they know the MadelineTosh Order is Coming…. ‘til now.
After several months of starting and stopping my first ‘Tosh sweater (Grace, featured in the book, Island), I completed it just this week. I had it sitting on my couch after I had blocked it, and I was just about to start weaving in my ends, when I decided to put it on for the first time. While I sat watching TV and sipping a cup of tea, this amazing sense of comfort and joy came over me as I rubbed by hands up and down the sleeves loving the feel of every stitch. And then I realized. I have joined the club. I have become one of the crazy-eyed people waiting for April 25th, when the ‘Tosh will be here, imagining choosing my ‘Tosh and holding it like a newborn baby, counting the seconds to when I can place it on my needles and start creating art. I am addicted to ‘Tosh.
And what’s wrong with that?…not a dang thing.