Mad May

Mad May has sucked me in – again.

Today I cast on these fingerless mittens – a super simple and fast project which I should be able to finish before the end of May.  I’m using leftover Madelinetosh DK in color Lettuce Leaf.  This is a discontinued color and is almost worth its weight in gold.  You can’t find it in retail shops anymore and you’re lucky if anyone in the world wants to let go of it.  This is the last of my DK weight.  I adore this color and am very sad I won’t be able to get it any more.

So, what is this “Mad May” all about you ask?  Well, last year on Ravelry, the Madelinetosh Lovers group had this little fun thing going where you’d start and finish a project within the month of May and since we all knit with Madelinetosh yarn, the month was called Mad May.  I made this sweater for Mad May last year:

Last year the whole Mad May thing was pretty low key and was organized by fellow knitters and was a lot of fun sharing projects with others on the forum.  This year it’s suddenly become this big event with lots of prizes and organizers and organization and frankly it’s put me off a bit.  I also realize that I’m in the minority.  Most people are loving the whole Mad May event going on at Ravelry.  Here’s a link to all the hoopla.  I’m one of those people who pines for the days when Low Lands was smaller and had lots of unknown bands.  I hate to go to Yosemite in the summer because in my memory it is small and cozy and everyone knows everyone.  When something becomes popular, I’m outta there.

However.  Yes, I’m joining in again, but just in a small way.  Just because I need a small traveling project and I know I will use these mitts and I love the color.  And it’s Madelinetosh and I can never resist Madelinetosh.

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