What to do? What to do?

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).  img_4510Have 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.img_4518But, 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?

2 thoughts on “What to do? What to do?

  1. Katherine @ fiberandsustenance

    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!)

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  2. Sue

    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!

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