The winner of the Madelinetosh Tosh Sock yarn in Tart is... Stephanie!! Stephanie wrote that she has never seen Madelinetosh yarns in real life! Well, Stephanie, get ready to fall in love. Please shoot me an email at email@example.com with your info to claim your prize.
This week I have a very special treat for ya'll! Amy of Madelinetosh has come to visit us and answered a short interview for all to enjoy.
1. Madelinetosh is such a pretty name. Where did it come from?
Madeline Tosh was my great grandmother. If you go to the Madelinetosh.com website, there is a cool bio about Madeline Tosh.
2. Why do you knit?
I knit because it is comforting and relaxing.
3. Do you have any hidden talents or super powers? These could of course be hidden knitting talents or superpowers.
I think my biggest talent is my innate ability to absorb everything around me. I see patterns and colors in everything.
4. If your house was on fire and you could grab only 3 things before leaving, what would they be?
IF… my house was on fire. I would grab all humans, my Pomeranian, and my knitting bag. Everything else is replaceable and hopefully insured??
5. Name one thing you miss about being a kid.
Lack of inhibition and the pure wonderment of new experiences.
6. What’s your worst knitting or dyeing disaster?
The worst disasters often lead to the best colorways. The best example of this is the color Tannehill.
7. How do you come up with the names of your dyed yarns?
Most of the color names come from classic books or movies that influenced me, such as, Marie Antoinette, by the uber talented Sophia Coppola and Jane Eyre, which I have read twice, Moorland anyone? I like all of the colors to have unique names.
8. If you could live and knit anywhere in the world, where would you knit and live?
If I could live anywhere it would probably be London. I lived there in college and have such beautiful memories of my stay . It would also allow me to wear my hand knits more often, but honestly…my heart is in the wide open spaces of Texas.
9. What is your current knitting or yarn dyeing fantasy?
I had to think about that, because I am so fortunate to be doing what I want and love, but I guess it would be to have a barn with 200 acres for my production line. Then I would like to source all of my yarn from small local farmers like I do now with Elsa Wool.
10. And last but not least, if you were to be drinking a cocktail while reading my blog, what would it be?
I would be drinking a gin and tonic with two lime wedges.
Thank you so very much for doing the interview, Amy. It was a treat to have you as our guest! Now, onto the giveaway...
Unfortunately, this time I didn't have any cute models to hold the yarn for me!!! I'm so sorry to disappoint... but I think the yarn did a good job modeling itself this week anyway. Don't ya think?! The beautiful skein of Madelinetosh DK (formerly known as Worsted) above is this week's giveaway. The luxurious colorway is called Fig, and how appropriately named. It is made up of beautiful tones of warm tantalizing browns with touches of deep luscious purple that is reminiscent of figs when ripe and fresh from the tree. Don't be fooled by its subtle shades, I think once this yarn is knit up it will be stunning.
This is the yarn that I have knit with from the Madelinetosh line, and I absolutely love it! I made the Milo Vest using this yarn and I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out. The way the colors blend and unite together is truly amazing. I have yet to see any other yarn do this as well as Madelinetosh.
Please remember to mention YarnOnTheHouse if you decide to make a purchase with The Fiber Fix. Vanessa has a nice selection of Madelinetosh yarns in her online store to choose from.
I would like you to do the following if you would like to be entered into this week's giveaway:
1) Have an address in the US to ship the yarn to. If you have a friend or relative that has a US mailing address who is willing to be your shipping sponsor, that will work as well. I will send it to them and they can then forward it on to you.
2) Post a comment on this blog post by the end of Sunday, 3/21/2010, telling us what interview question you would ask. Give me some good ideas for some of the upcoming interviews I have scheduled. What do you want to know? I may end up using some of your questions in the future! If you can't think of anything, that's OK - just answer question #2 above instead and tell us why you knit.
3) Please post only one comment to give everyone a fair chance.
Again, I'll randomly pick the winner on Sunday and post the results on Monday along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.