My lovely husband is very good at Christmas. This year, he made me a personalized advent calendar, full of beautiful yarn and tiny bottles of booze (peppermint schnapps for my hot cocoa? Don’t mind if I do!)
For four days, I received Madeline Tosh Unicorn Tails in blue, copper, green and purple (otherwise known as Costeau, Glazed Pecan, Jade and Flashdance). Have you ever knit with Madeline Tosh? Their yarn bases are all lovely, but the colors are what make their yarns sing. I mean look at these totally gorgeous, saturated semi-solid colorways- they practically glow! I’ve got a full-sized skein of Tosh Merino Light in an intense cobalt blue that I haven’t been able to bring myself to use- it’s too beautiful.But, here’s the issue: Unicorn tails are itty bitty. Each skein is only about 50 yards long, which makes them a great “tester” size, but if you want to make a project with them, it’ll take a little planning. I’ve got 4 skeins, so I’ve got 200 yards of fingering weight wool in 4 different colors. What can I make with this yarn? Or, do I need to go buy more (oh darn)?
Obviously it’ll be something striped, or at least something with blocks of color. Maybe some mittens? A headband? Maybe a hat, if I’m careful?
What would you do with these little guys?
What a sweet and creative Christmas gift — that’s awesome!
Those are some really pretty colors. If it were me, I think I’d go stash diving (or yarn shopping) and get a skein of a neutral – maybe a light gray or oatmeal? – and do a fun striped hat with the neutral as the base — and maybe you’d even have some left over for some matching mitts! I think it would really make those colors pop! (But I’m sure whatever you choose to do is going to be beautiful!)
I too am bowled over by such a sweet gift!
I agree with Katherine! Hat and/or mitts–and the addition of a neutral color is a great idea!