New WIP

Today I cast on for yet another project for yet another KAL.  This one is in the Madelinetosh Lovers Group on Ravelry.  It’s actually called a “SAL” for Stitch-A-Long so that crocheters don’t feel left out and even more precisely, it’s a MadToshForMe SAL.  The idea is to knit or crochet something in Madelinetosh yarn for yourself.  I can go along with that.  I’m already involved in the Yarniac’s SIKAL (Self Indulgent Knit-A-Long) with my socks.  Why not one more?

The above is the start of a hat.  I’m going to make myself the exact same hat that I knit for someone else just before Christmas.  This however is Tosh Chunky, and I only have 1 skein, so I will modify as I go along to make it fit and have enough yarn to finish it.  The pattern says to cast on 84 stitches but I’ve only cast on 80.  That should be fine with this heavier yarn.  Also, for this one I’m going to use the needle sizes recommended in the pattern.  For my green hat I made I used a size smaller than recommended and it was perfect with the worsted weight Vintage yarn.

The color is called Midnight in Manhattan and it’s a beautiful dark dark blue with bright bits here and there.  I also have 3 skeins of DK weight in this color in my stash but I don’t know what I’ll do with it yet.

If you are a Madelinetosh fan like I am, come on over the join the KAL.  You might even win a prize!

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