Meeting Madelinetosh, er, I mean Amy!

Posted on | November 16, 2009 | 3 Comments

A month ago, Amy, the creative force behind Madelinetosh Yarns, gave a talk at Knitty City and I was lucky enough to be able to attend.

She talked about what inspires her, the evolution of her company, as well as the origins of some of her most popular colorways.

At the talk, Megan showed me her lovely version of Peyton:

That’s Amy’s husband, John, in the background. He’s so supportive of her work and has had a hand in creating some of Madelinestosh’s most sought after colors. Oxblood anyone?

After the talk, Amy, John, and I went to nearby Patsy’s for some pizza. It was such a treat to get to talk to them both further.

I’m currently in the process of working up an indie design using a new Madelinetosh yarn, Tosh Light. It’s a single ply, fingering weight, superwash merino dyed in Amy’s gorgeous, subtle colorways. It reminds me a bit of Malabrigo Lace, but sturdier; without Malabrigo’s tendency to felt on sight; while retaining the lovely roundness of a single ply yarn. The color I’m using is Chambray and I swear it’s like looking at a soothing summer sky. Here’s a shot of the skeins, luxuriating in the sun (or what passes for it in the Northeast winter):



3 Responses to “Meeting Madelinetosh, er, I mean Amy!”

  1. carrie
    November 17th, 2009 @ 8:24 am

    i love madelinetosh yarn! such wonderful colors.

  2. mary jane
    November 20th, 2009 @ 4:13 pm

    oooh what a pretty Peyton. What fun you had. Can’t wait to see what you dream up with the new yarn!

  3. Felicity
    November 24th, 2009 @ 5:31 pm

    I’ll be watching to see what you do with that yarn!

    I’m a newly converted Connie fan :0) – I’m just putting together a Peyton, and love everything about it. Fingering/sport weight is my favorite yarn to work with and you’re providing such great options.

    Just a totally unsolicited suggestion for the suggestion box, but I wish there were more lightweight cardigans with cute collars – especially knitted in one piece or close to it (collar obviously picked up at the end).


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