Madeline Tosh yarn...DELICIOUS!
Those who have been following me on Twitter these last few days, will not be surprised that this post is all about Madeline Tosh yarn. One word for this yarncompany: DELICIOUS! When Sally, owner of the yarnshop Closeknit, told us that some Madeline Tosh yarn was on the way, I could not have imagined that it would be this heavenly. As soon as it came in, I was lusting over it...
Sally then asked me to knit up a Felictiy Hat with some Tosh Worsted by Madeline Tosh and oh boy... I am in love!
Everything about this yarn is gorgeous: the beautiful tone on tone color just glows, the superwash yarn feels so silky and the yarn does not disappoint knitted up. I simply adore it...
My third Felicity Hat
As I said earlier, the yarn certainly does not disappoint all knitted up. It is lovely... For this Felicity Hat I casted on 84 stitches and followed the pattern exactly as written. When it was done, I found it a tad too small for my head but that all changed after I blocked it with some warm water and a dash of Eucalan ( no rinse woolwash). After blocked and dried, it fits just perfectly!
I am almost hesitant to give this one up for the shop... it so pretty!
Swatching with the leftovers
With the leftover Tosh Worsted I am knitting up a swatch. Lovely if you ask me!
The stitchpattern I am using is called "Seafoam". An easy pattern with lots of dropped yarn overs, quite entertaining to knit and the result I heart. Here's a close up:
I have had some scary moments over the past few days... I am still a bit shook up by it.
Regular readers of this blog must have noticed by now that I hardly write about my private life. But what has happened over the past few days, I just have to write about.
My dear husband called me at work last Friday telling me that he was on his way to the Emergency Room (ER) because of a kidney stone attack. He sounded "together" and I was a bit worried but not alarmed at all. The ER doctor put him on IV to hydrate him, gave him some antibiotics and all my husband had to do was just pass the stone.
Then, the next day on Saturday afternoon, when I came home from work, I found my poor husband down on his knees in the bathroom and in a state I cannot describe. Ten minutes later I find myself in an ER Room staring at my husband who was in such agony , his whole body twisting and writhing of mere pain. His skin tone was frighfully grey and his eyes unrecognizable murky.
When we both made eye contact, while the nurse was trying to stick a needle in his arm, it took all of my strength not to break down in a million little pieces... It was in that very moment that I more than ever realized how much I love him. How much I lean on him for he is literally my ROCK.
Long story short: a 5 millimeter (quarter of an inch) kidney stone got stuck somewhere between his right kidney and blatter and it took laser surgery to blast that sucker into little fragment. I still cannot believe that such a tiny little stone could have caused so much agony and pain!
Husband is doing well now, we are both still shook up about what happened... Okay, how's that for private information for ya on my knitting blog...
Thanks for reading and until the next entry!
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