tea leaves + tosh = POSH.

While in Toronto last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Lettuce Knits as per my usual. I love looking around the store and seeing the luxurious yarn – some of which is still hard to find here in Vancouver. I especially fell in love with the Madelinetosh Tosh Merino in Cove. Thoughts of Tea Leaves started to circle in my head and next thing I knew, I was at the till, paying for 5 hanks of gorgeous-ness. Each hank was different so after conferring with my 3 girlfriends that I went with, we chose these ones because they looked relatively similar …


Although the yarn cost an arm and a leg to purchase, I am really excited about working with this fibre – I have swatched for Tea Leaves already. I can only liken this yarn to Malabrigo Worsted but a luxury version of it – it’s soft with a beautiful sheen. It’s heavier than Malabrigo, though, and as I work through the yoke of Tea Leaves I can see that my wrist will act up through the entire knit. I am excited about the sweater – thus far, it’s gorgeous – but I probably won’t be able to finish immediately as I will need knitting breaks to rest my right wrist from purling. I need to learn to knit backwards …


Can I be in love with a yarn? What are you in love with right now?


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  1. Oh! What a beautiful colourway! I haven't tried madelinetosh yet – I have one skein in Silver Fox in my stash waiting for the right project.I'm really in love with Debbie Bliss Fez right now. Camel and merino… Yum!

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