3.22.2010

giveaway #8

Last giveaway's winner is: Anne (aanderson), who posted on the 15th saying that she has never seen Madelinetosh yarn before. I'm glad that I can introduce you then! Please shoot me an email at yarnonthehouse@gmail.com with your info to claim your prize.

This week the post is going to be sweet and short. This is the 3rd Madelinetosh giveaway in the 4 part series that I am hosting and this week's yarn is soooooooooo very pretty and I got a good looking model for you again! Meet Jared and your Madelinetosh Tosh Lace in the color Cedar.



This yarn is so squishy and soft! It is made of superwash merino wool and the skein boasts 950 yds!! The colorway is amazing in person. I'm not sure my pictures do this yarn justice. During the first MadTosh giveaway, Robin commented that Cedar is her favorite color. She said, "It nearly glows." And, I think she's right! Here's another picture for you to enjoy.



And, here's another picture of Jared with the yarn:



Thank you, Jared for modeling the yarn for us this week! Jared is Alison's husband (Alison is my cute pregnant friend that modeled the red MadTosh a couple weeks ago). Jared is also my husband's best friend from childhood. They attended church camp together as kids and got into trouble together when they were teenagers! Pretty much Jared and Alison are more like family to us than just our friends. So, thank you Jared and Ali for being my models, and I'm sure everyone here will want to see pictures of your little boy once he arrives in April (or May).

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, 3/28/2010, telling us your favorite place to knit. Anne (the winner of last week's giveaway) suggested this question and I thought it was a really good one. My favorite place to knit is at home in bed with channel 934 on (which is a music channel called Soundscapes and plays very soothing music that most of the time has no vocals), and a few candles lit to set the mood. In all honesty though, this favorite knitting place is usually occupied by my little girl, my little dogs, and my husband, so the channel is not set to 934 and the candles are a hazard!

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.

Sincerely,

Ve

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Leslie said...

I have never used Madelinetosh yarn before either but would certainly love to try. My favorite place to knit is in my craft room, a room I just painted and decorated as my own personal oasis.

dragonharrower said...

That colorway is gorgeous! What a lovely shawl that'd make.

One of my favorite places to knit is in my gaming chair in the living room. Add a cup of tea and music or a movie and it's heaven!

Robin said...

and I stand by my comment:) Wouldn't it be serendipitous if I won? My favorite knitting spot is my big overstuffed red chair. The arms are wide enough to support a pattern or row counter. There is a table at my right hand for drinks and the light. A squishy ottoman and the TV make up, not only my favorite knitting spot, but my favorite spot in the whole town.

ohgivemeagnome said...

That color is beautiful! My favorite place to knit is on my couch. There is one particular spot (referred to in our house as "Mommy's spot") on the couch that has good lighting, is right under a vent (heat in the winter and AC in the summer), has a view of nearly every room in the house (so I can keep an eye on the kids), and is comfy. That is my favorite place to knit!

Sassafrass said...

I've never used Madelinetosh either, but it sure does look gorgeous!

My all-time favorite place to knit is by a camp fire at dusk in the wilderness with a loved one.

There's something comforting about being in nature with someone you love, where you can sleep without walls and making something with your own hands by a campfire you created.

Jessica said...

Oh my, that yarn is beautiful! I love the colors in it! I can feel the gears in my head turning pondering whether than yarn would want to be a pair of socks from the sock innovation book or one of the many designs in my sketch book. My favorite place to knit, well I have a few. I really like knitting with my mom at her house, but since I can't make it over there all the time, I usually sit in my green chair at home with a jane austen movie in the dvd player. I generally don't care where I am as long as I have knitting with me!

kirsten said...

Wow that yarn is stunning! My favorite place to knit is in my favorite chair with the heater on my feet while listening to a book on tape. Right now I'm listening to "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society". It seems perfect for knitting.

leah said...

That is beautiful yarn!

My favorite place to knit is curled up in the corner of my couch with a cup of hot chocolate on the end table, a blanket over my lap, the pattern on my left and yarn on my right over the arm coming from my knitting basket.

asheridan said...

What beautiful yarn! My favorite place to knit is my comfy armchair in my family room with my feet up on an ottoman. Usually with the TV on!

IslandFun21 said...

I have never seen Madelintosh yarn before. I checked out their website to try and order some yarn and almost all of the yarn is sold out! Bummer.

I love the Cedar colorway! It's gorgeous and I think that it would make a beautiful Citron! :)

I would knit it in my favorite chair. It's green, blue, yellow and white and it hangs from my ceiling! Hooray hammock chair! :)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! I've never used Madelinetosh yarn... I'm not sure I've ever even touched it! I hope to get a chance :)

Emptyknitster said...

I'm so glad you introduced me to this yarn, I see it everywhere now! love to knit, sadly, in front of the TV - watching old movies!! I can look out the window at the wildlife and pine trees though.

Happy knitting!

Kelly K. said...

My favorite place to knit is sitting on a blanket on the lawn at my fiance's farm with the sun shining and my dog and barn kitties laying in the grass beside me.

Kristina said...

I like to knit while I wait for my children at Tae Kwon Do. This means no idle hands, and much gets done, while I chat with friends and watch my kids. :)

Ida Nielsen said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous colour!!!
My favourite place to knit is in my bed :-)

LBB said...

The yarn is beautiful....I would love to see it in person! My favorite place to knit is on the porch of a cabin overlooking something scenic....river, lake, mountain.

Ginger said...

I like to knit in my bed, with the computer balanced on my knees playing one of my guilty pleasure TV shows (can't wait for this season's Dancing with the Stars). :-)

kshotz said...

This yarn is new to me and your photos make it look so yummy!! (Knitters know what I mean by that, don't they?) That is a GORGEOUS colorway too! Jared did a nice job too....you're so lucky to have so many great models willing to pose for you.

I have a question about Madelinetosh....can you only get it online, or are there distributors? If there are stores carrying it, how do we find out who they are?

Thanks!
Kim in IA

melissa said...

I've never used the yarn before, but those colors are gorgeous! I like to knit at work during lunch, it takes my mind off of the chaos!

Kristy Lorenz said...

I've never even seen Madelinetosh yarn in person, but looking at the pictures I have fallen in love with the Cedar. My favorite place to knit is my big green chair in the living room, but right now it's in my bedroom waiting to be slipcovered. So I currently knit in my husbands recliner.

Mary LeMaster said...

I have never used Madelinetosh yarn before either but would certainly love to try it out it looks soooooo yummy!!
My favorite place to knit is at home in my recliner by the fire. but I knit anywhere!!!

Lisa said...

This color is absolutely beautiful!

My favorite place to knit is in a little phone booth at work. I work for a marketing company with a very open floor plan and these phone booths were designed to give folks a little privacy, although few people make use of them. There's a comfy chair, a phone and a small built-in desk.

I bring my knitting to work every day and when I'm able to take a lunch break I sequester myself in a phone booth. It's a relaxing and productive break in my day although sometimes it's hard to return to my desk :)

Amy said...

This is indeed a super duper color!

I love to knit while listening to folk music and playing Scrabble with my man at a local coffee shop that hosts live music Thurs - Sat nights. Now, to be honest, my man is super slow at playing his letters, so knitting really helps me pass the time during his turns. The live music is also a great bonus leading to an overall experience of wonder and relaxation. Oh, and 90% of the time I win Scrabble. Knitting helps so many things!

LilChickadee said...

Blue is my absolute favorite color. It looks gorgeous!

My favorite place to knit? Well, I have two. When I am at home, I like to sit on the couch, which is next to the fireplace. When I'm at school (I'm in college), I love curling up in my bed with pillows behind me to knit, have a cup of tea, and watch TV. It's so relaxing!

jessecreations said...

My favorite place to knit is my couch, preferably when someone else holds my baby so I don't have to balance him and the knitting at the same time!

Jess

Sarah said...

That is exactly my colour of green :) Beautiful!! My favourite place to knit is definitely at home - I have a Muskoka chair next to a sunny window, that's my working and relaxing spot. With a cup of tea and some podcasts playing, totally perfect!

NGLaLALa said...

What beautiful yarn! I like to knit in bed while watching a movie on my laptop. :)

Erica said...

My favorite place to knit is on the couch with my almost 4 yr old twin daughters on either side of me watching.

danielle said...

oh that yarn is beautiful!
My favorite place to knit is on the couch. That sounds so boring i know...i wish i had a more creative place to tell about...maybe i should have made one up.

dcanna said...

I also have never used Madelinetosh yarn before, but it does look really beautiful.

My favorite place to knit is on my couch with the kitty strategically placed on my lap so as not to interfere with my knitting.

PNWBookGirl said...

My favorite place to knit was on the couch with my dog Nessa, but she died today, so I think I'll have to find a new spot.

Nupur said...

What pretty yarn!

My favorite place to knit is on my couch in front of the TV. I love watching TV, I confess, and this gives me a chance to do something productive while I catch up on my favorite shows.

Brinn said...

Oh man, I loooove that color. My favorite place to knit is my boyfriend's comfy brown chair, with my feet up on the bed and my laptop on my lap. Wonderful.

Sherry said...

I have never knit with Madelinetosh yarn, the colors are beautiful.

I love to knit in a small leather recliner with a floor lamp shinning over my shoulder.

PBnJ said...

I love your description of your favorite place to knit. I guess mine would be the recliner in my living room. However, the living room is usually occupied by my entire family. And if I'm in the recliner, my 2 yo son, and 4 yo daughter think I'm free game to sit on! (So much for knitting! :P)

Andrea said...

I'm dying to get my hands on some Madelinetosh! My favorite place to knit is in bed! I stack all the pillows up and have a nice hot cup of tea... ahh... bliss.

beautyredefined said...

Another lovely skein, indeed. I've never seen Madelinetosh, nor have I ever knit with lace, so this would be quite the adventure for me. I like knitting so many places, but I particularly like knitting on my couch with my dog next to me and a movie on the TV.

beautyredefined on ravelry

fiberfrontlines said...

OMG. That skein looks sooooooo decadent. Yummy!!!

I actually love knitting in the car - passenger seat of course. No distractions!

Jennifer said...

The madelinetosh looks lovely! The color is divine!

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amandawk said...

My favorite place to knit is in front of the tv.
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Kim said...

Gorgeous colors! My favorite place to knit is on my couch in front of the tv, nothing like knitting and watching my favorite shows at the same time.

Nichole said...

Great colorway! My favorite place to knit is on my couch in my living room. I can spread out and keep all my supplies in a big bag next to the couch. A cup of tea and some mindless reality tv are all I need for inspiration:)

Christine said...

Absolutely, my favorite place to knit is a coffee shop/bookstore kind of place. I am able to have goodies, people watch while knitting and relax on the cozy chairs or couches.

LauraP said...

That yarn is gorgeous. My favorite knitting spot is next to the fireplace in the living room - either the sofa or chair work.

Clumsy Knitter said...

Omigosh that yarn is to die for! I would love to knit it up in my favorite spot: the corner of my couch, where I fit just perfectly because I have been sitting there knitting for years. :)

Sarah said...

My favorite place to knit is in our den with a fire going in the fireplace. It is so cozy, just perfect for knitting. I am a relatively new knitter though, and relatively obsessed with it, so I haven't found a place I don't like to knit yet! I would love to win this beautiful yarn! Thanks for the chance!

katherinelynn04 said...

That color is absolutely gorgeous! I am on a yarndiet where no blue is allowed to be purchased for the rest of the year. Winning it, I have decided, will not count.
My favorite spot to knit is in my living room in my recliner. Preferably with some Dirty Jobs in the background.

Lynn said...

My favourite place to knit is outside--natural light for lace knitting is a must. Just waiting for the temps to go up and the sun to come out and you'll find me out back with a cup of coffee.

Erin said...

Oh Yummy!!!!!! How beautiful, and the yarn is pretty, too! ;)

My favorite place to knit is the corner spot on the couch. It is the MOST comfy spot in the whole living room and my husband and I fight over it! :) But, since I am pregnant, I get priority seating right now!! I have a big, comfy blanket that I throw over my legs and I listen to whatever sports show the hubby is watching!

This yarn is gorgeous!!

Julie said...

That yarn is simply gorgeous!!! My favorite place to knit is in my Ikea pillow chair in our living room. When I knit during the day (if) I'm usually catching up on dvr'd episodes of Bones or Private Practice, at night, it's whatever hubby has on the tv.

Jillian said...

I like to knit in my comfy desk chair (now that I have a lamp!). I usually end up knitting in the kitchen though, while my son naps in a carrier on my back. Had to invest in some project bags with longer handles so that I could walk him around and knit at the same time. :)

Lissa said...

Yay to more Madelintosh. My favorite place to knit is cuddled up under the covers, cruising away on my latest WIP, drinking a cup of tea and watching a movie. At least until the weather gets warm...

Lisa said...

My favorite place to knit is on the couch watching some HGTV...

Natalie said...

oh wow, what gorgeous yarn!! the model is not too shabby, either. i soooo hope i win this week - i would knit with it in my favorite spot: the cozy couch in our backroom in front of the giant windows. they're south facing and let in so much light, especially now that it's finally spring. this yarn would totally complete the perfection!

Jennifer said...

this is literally the most gorgeous color of yarn i have ever seen! i just want to snuggle it!

my favorite place to knit is curled up on our loveseat with either a blanket or a kitty, some bluegrass playing on the speakers, and a steaming cup of tea next to me!

Tabitha from atangledskein@safe-mail.net said...

Ohh that is such a pretty color. I can picture making a very first prayer shawl from that skein!!

Erin said...

That's such a pretty color! I'm pretty new to knitting and still trying out exciting new things like circular needles and fancy yarn. My favorite place to knit right now is on my couch in my living room! It's best with my wife playing video games on our tv, and a cuddly fifty-pound dog glued to the side of my leg. Cats rotate in and out of my lap, pretending they just want to sit there and purr, until they try to eat my yarn and I kick them out again.

|chee-uh| said...

Favorite places to knit are at home, with knitting group and any place where I don't feel guilty for thinking I should be doing something else because I can't. For example, doctor's office, airport/plane and any other kind of waiting situation.
monkalicious on Rav

adrienne said...

i love to knit sitting in bed in the evening while watching dvds. the yarn is gorgeous and wants to come live in my house. =D

InJuneau said...

My favorite place to knit is ensconced on my couch watching something on the TV that I can follow without always fully watching or listening to a good public radio program.

BTW, that is a fabulous color of yarn.

Me said...

Well my favorite place to knit would be out on my patio if all the dogs in the neighborhood and my dogs would not go wack a doodle everytime a human walks outside. My usual place to knit is in my chair in the family room in front of the TV, very common I am sure.

Now what ? said...

Yay! Another beautifule MadTosh! My favorite place to knit is weird...it's in my husbands SUV on road trips! I get the best light and I'm not distracted except for by scenery...but I usually don't lose my place. At home, I knit on the couch that is lighting challenged, but it's my spot... though I'm much more easily distracted at home...

Allycat3221 said...

I adore the colors in this yarn! I've never used Madelinetosh yarn before either, but I'd love to try it out with this particular colorway. I adore knitting shawls, and the generous yardage would make a really beautiful one with a minimum of weaving in ends! My favorite place to knit is on the couch in my spot, with everything I need beside me including bright light, tv or music, water or juice to drink, and multiple knitting projects to choose from. My favorite comforts are my husband seated nearby (who gladly listens to my knitterly talk), and our beloved cat Frank snoring in his bed.
Thanks for your generosity,
Mary

KC Shortes said...

My favorite place to knit is anywhere when comfy seating and my knitting buds. I have been coveting some madelinetosh for while but have yet to see it at any of my LYSs.

Amybel said...

My favorite place to knit is downstairs with a fire going, in my recliner (have you ever tried knitting without your feet up?), with our queen cat Milli curled on my lap. She doesn't bother with the yarn too much, and doesn't mind getting poked with the needles either. She's a true lap cat. Between her and the knitting I stay nice and warm :).

kimz said...

I've never used this but it's gorgeous!
My favorite knitting spot is my fabulous red armchair with a glass of wine and remote control on the side table and my two gigantic poochies curled up at my feet. About to head that way right now, in fact...

Amy said...

I've never used Madelinetosh. I just asked a local shop to carry it and she's looking into it. My current favorite place to knit is in my comfy armchair in my bedroom. With a cup of tea on my side table and no kids if I'm lucky. I'm usually not that lucky.

Sarah B. said...

I love Soundscapes! Although they always seem to swith to piano music right as I'm going to sleep, wakes me right up! I also love knitting in bed, with my feet propped up. Usually with some really inane chick-flick on that doesn't require too much of my attention!

Cindi said...

My favorite place to knit is smack dab in front of my computer - I stream audible books while knitting - and every once in a while take a quick break to see if anything new is posted on Ravelry/FB/or my email...I get quite a lot done this way - and never miss a thing :)

Allison said...

My favorite place to knit is in my chair by the big window so that I can soak in some sun while I'm working.

Cat said...

I like knitting in public. My school library is probably the best, as there are tons of squooshy chairs!

Anonymous said...

luv the yarn, model not bad either! Like to knit in from of the fireplace or in bed with my yorkies watching! joan831@aol.com daleknits on ravelry

hing12133 said...

Lazy as I am I love to knit in my bed. It is pretty much the most comfy and warm place in my house!

Amaranthe said...

In bed while relaxing with the boyfriend and watching a movie. Or when I'm out and about and have some down time.

RoamingKnitter said...

The yarn is so beautiful! Jared is easy on the eyes, too.

Since I live in a motorhome, we can have lots of different "backyards" scenery. My favorite place to knit is outside under the awning lounging in my reclner lawnchair. I can enjoy the scenery while knitting.

Sara said...

Gorgeous color!

My favorite place to knit is sitting in my recliner with my boy, Killian (the cat) sitting next to me...He has never bothered my yarn...

Kristen said...

Wow, that Cedar is lovely! My favorite place to knit is sitting on my couch with my dog Belle curled up next to me. :)

Tracy said...

i like to knit on my back porch in the summer sun with some iced tea :) but i also like to knit with my weekly knitting group at a coffeeshop in my neighborhood!

Young Knit Chick said...

My favorite place to knit is on my sofa cuddled up next to my boyfriend who is most likely watching Family Guy on tv. It sounds strange but its nice that we both get to enjoy what we like yet be together.

Tas said...

Whoa, I don't know what's cuter: the guy or the yarn ;)

My favorite place to knit is during the weekly colloquium at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. It keeps me sharp and alert during the hour long talks that can get quite technical but which are usually very interesting. The only downside is that while I'm working I often run out of ways to hold onto my coffee. This will soon be solved by the mighty power of an Actual Coffee Travel Mug, instead of a scrappy styrofoam cup.

Allison said...

What a great colorway! My favorite spot for knitting is in my comfy desk chair watching tv shows on the computer ;)

Seema said...

I love those colours. My favourite place to knit is in my living room as we've got one comfy armchair that is perfectly cushy and has enough room for my elbows not to jam against the side.

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I love to knit everywhere, but I think so far my favorite place was on my husband's aunt's balcony in Athens, Greece. It was gorgeous and I loved looking up every so often to see the mountains and palm trees (a great combination!).

Gwynne said...

I love to knit while sitting in my glider by the fire. Makes me feel warm inside and out!

Pensguys said...

My favorite place to knit is in my rocking chair right in the living room....One day I'll be an old lady with her cats, rocking chair and knitting. :)

Christa said...

I love that colorway, just beautiful. My favorite place to knit is on my back porch sitting in my rocking chair, calm & peaceful and the view is wonderful, add a nice cup of coffee and it is a perfect way to watch my girls play while I knit.

Sheena said...

WOW! a yarn give away I thought Melynda was joking.

My place is the left-hand cushion of my 3 cushion leather couch, with my feet up on the coffee table, my 17" laptop precariously balanced on my shins with Ravelry or a pattern open on the screen, and the TV on usually Discovery, Animal Planet, or Science.

kristin said...

950 yards?!?! wow!

My favorite place to knit is on the couch in our living room. I curl up with my favorite blanket and a cuppa something (depends on the time of day).

Jodi said...

What gorgeous yarn! My favorite place is to knit is in the coffeeshop at Lakeside Fibers overlooking Lake Monona in Madison, WI. The view out the windows is divine, esp. in the winter. Sipping an excellent cup of coffee just makes it even more perfect.

Jved267 said...

At church, waiting for the young adult group to start. I can usually hold a conversation as I knit a simple project. My knitting buddy Emily & I met at church. Sometimes we talk about knitting as we knit.

mommieof4munchkins said...

My favorite place to knit is either in the pedicure chair or my love seat at home.

mysticmoon said...

A favorite place to knit is outside on the patio when the sun is shining!

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edina said...

My favorite place to knit is wherever my knitting friends and I meet, including happy hour at a bar or restaurant, a yarn store, a cafe, or even one of our houses. It's great to have the support and camaraderie whether I'm struggling or rejoicing, both in life or in knitting!

quinn said...

My favorite place to knit at home is outdoors, in the chaise. Before bug season!

Jackie said...

My favorite place to knit is in bed too. I have a knitting chair in my sewing room but I knit more in bed. Beautiful yarn and a very generous giveaway!

Tera said...

Love the yarn! It's a beautiful colorway! My favorite place to knit is in my living room with my husband watching a hockey game.

Kriana said...

What a gorgeous color!
My favorite place to knit is at the Allston/Brighton Knitbrunch in a gorgeous little café down the street called Athan's.

Marlitharn said...

That is a gorgeous colorway! My favorite place to knit is on the couch, propped up just right with pillows, a beverage on the end table and an old black and white movie on the t.v. Humphrey Bogart and yarn, what more could anyone ask for?

Wilma NC said...

Beautiful yarn!!! I knit in my recliner chair with my Ott light at my side.Of course the TV is on.

Elizabeth said...

I love to knit on long road trips - it makes the time fly and keeps me from going stir crazy. If I'm at home though, in a patch of sunshine and a comfy chair.

emsres said...

Oh my word! What a gorgeous colorway. My favorite place to knit is my LYS. They have a wonderful table to sit around, or big comfy chairs and sofas and the store is always full of great people to chat with.

Nightphoenix said...

There is a corner of our couch that both allows me to snuggle in, while still be capable of knitting. There is also room next to me if my boy, kitty, or dog absolutely feels the need to snuggle with me.
Lizbert

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a lovely blend of colors! I love to knit whenever I'm waiting or listening to music. My all-time fave knitting spot at home is in a recliner and with a cup of tea at hand.

knitella on ravelry

Susan G said...

I knit in bed every night! while watching tv. I alos knit at my kids sporting events - one is a swimmer so meets are long while participant time is very short - 2 are on the crew team and if you've ever been to a crew regatta you'd know to bring something to cope with "crew time" which runs on it's very own timetable!

Have been dying to try some real lace wieght yarn and Madeline Tosh would be a lovely way to start!
Thanks-

Catherine said...

My favorite place to knit is at the coffeeshop with my girlfriends or on my couch with Netflix streaming something "vintage." Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful yarn!

StaceyKnitsIt said...

Beautiful yarn!! I like to knit outside on my deck when it is warm outside or on my couch when colder outside.

Erin said...

I take my dog to the park almost everyday...and while he is running around, i enjoy knitting outside. I love the fresh air, seeing my happy puppy, meeting new friends, and of course, knitting like crazy!

amanda said...

That is beautiful yarn!!
My favorite place to knit is the living room couch with the curtains open to let in the sun. :)

Christy Jones said...

Great question! I knit in so many places, the living room of my knitting group host, my Mom's house, my car (only when stopped at trains or red lights though!), but I would have to say that my favorite is right at home, snuggled in with my pups and kitty, husband sitting nearby, glass of wine on the table, with the sounds of the discovery channel playing in the background! Happy knitting all!

Kathy said...

My favorite place to knit is in the big comfy chair in the living room. I also love to knit at the beach. The color of this week's yarn is AMAZING! I hope that it is mine.

patsy said...

my favorite place to knit is in my living room listening to audio books. sparky136 on ralvery

flossie said...

my favorite place to knit is in my living room, nestled in the crook of our L-shaped sofa, watching whatever the BF puts on - news, Seinfeld, Lost, whatever. I'm always under a blanket and it's very comfortable.

Anonymous said...

My Fav place to knit is anywhere by a window when the sun is shining through...however I tend to knit anywhere. Amanda

KellyJean said...

I'd never heard of Madelinetosh until I came across your blog; the colors are delightful! I enjoy knitting on my couch near the bay window in my apartment. The morning sun comes in beautifully!

Kelly said...

Oops! I think I commented wrong; may I repost?

I'd never heard of Madelinetosh until I came across your blog; the colors are delightful! I enjoy knitting on my couch near the bay window in my apartment. The morning sun comes in beautifully!

knittingdancer said...

I have never used Madelinetosh yarn before either. All of the colors you have shown has been beautiful. The Cedar is out of this world. My favorite place to knit is sitting on the love seat by the lamp table in the den.

Abbie N. said...

My favorite place to knit is outside on my front porch when it's a sunny day and the weather has warmed up (we have some cold and snowy winters here in Ohio).

950 yards in one skein!! Wow! And the color is beautiful!

Barbara said...

I love to knit and crochet in my super awesome glider rocking chair that we bought way back when I was pregnant with my first child. Its comfy and also right by the fireplace. So its super cozy and just plain makes me happy.

jennie said...

Mmmm, I love this color the best so far! :) My favorite place to knit is on long car trips with my husband. We live in Michian's Thumb region which is two hours from my parents in Metro Detroit and four hours from my in-laws in the Upper Pennisula so I get lots of quality knitting time in during the to-and-from. Knitting allows for lots of day dreaming for me, and lots of sports talk listening for my hubby. And the best part - we are both relaxed and ready to handle our respective families when we arrive!

Krafty_Katie said...

I like to knit sitting in my bed. It's quiet and comfortable just sometimes makes it hard to actually put down the needles and sleep!!

This color is simply gorgeous! I am currently knitting up a sweater that would be simply gorgeous in this yarn! I just posted pictures of the half finished project on my blog and I saw this yarn and thought, "Wow this would look way better in this yarn!"

Anna said...

simple gorgeous color, stunning...

Fav place to knit atm is smooshed in the corner of the couch, with a kitty on my lap, my travel mug of yummy tea, and either watching a movie or listening to an audio book

squiggi said...

That yarn is really beautiful
My favorite place to knit is on the couch in the rec room, with my boxer (dog) foot warmer by my side.

Connie said...

I've never used Madelinetosh yarn before - but I'd love to start with that color! My favorite place to knit is on my couch with british comedy on tv and my dog snuggled against my hip.

greyowl (rav id)

Needles And Ewe said...

My favorite place to knit is looking out over the water at Huntington Lake. Just being surrounded by trees and clean air and such a beautiful view is so relaxing and inspiring. Unfortunately, I don't live there so the rest of the time I like to knit at Starbucks. In contrast to the peace and quiet of the mountains, I love seeing all the people that come in and meeting all the knitters (or future knitters!) I'm amazed at what a conversation-starter knitting is, particularly on DPNs.

Sursi said...

That yarn looks amazing. I love to knit on the semi-covered deck at my local grocery/cafe. It's the best place to concentrate. If I'm at home, I can always find something else I need to do.

Mrs. 1950s said...

My favorite place to knit is on the couch with a pillow stuffed under each arm, a big mug of tea, and something from the Discovery Channel quietly playing. Of course, there's usually a pug on my lap, meaning double points are out and so is anything large that would drape onto said pug!

Heather said...

Such pretty yarn in some of my favorite colors!

My favorite place to knit is on a long plane ride. Strange? Maybe, but if I'm knitting on a plane, it means I'm travelling!

sgfishy said...

My favorite, but not always accessible spot is at Martha's Vineyard sitting in my beach chair, 80 degress with a slight breeze, kids and husband building sand castles and me just sitting enjoying the view and knitting...until the kids come over covered in sand and start pawing at me to get some food/drink/towel....

sherry said...

Agree on the gorgeous color choice!

Fave places to knit depends on the project in hand...
1. More complicated work (where I have to count the stitches!) is usually in front of the TV catching up on my 'guilty pleasures'...Celebrity Rehab, Dog the Bounty Hunter AND RuPaul's DragRace.
2. Simple one-skein things are reserved for waiting in the care for my daughter to get out of school
3. Most fave place is at a local coffee/eatery on Sunday mornings with a group of knitters...slurp and knit....jabber, jabber, knit some more.

MamaMay said...

at stop lights! We have some 15 minute stop lights here and well, that is 15 minutes!
MamaMay on Ravelry

lizchatwell@yahoo.com said...

Gorgeous color! My favorite place to knit is my chaise! It is old, squishy in all the right places, and it sits next to a little table with little drawers, that hold ALL my knitting paraphernalia. A glass of wine, a little Law & Order, and I'm pleased as pie!!

Rosie said...

oooh that's tough. Can I have a couple? The first one is in front of the fire at my parents' house with my mom. The second one is at Pomegranate Place in Denver.

Turtle said...

Also a madelinetosh virgin! That skein looks absolutely beautiful! It looks so nice for Knitspots Whispering Pines shawl with it's blend of colors!
My fav place to knit, well a couple. Anytime in my cozy chair right in the living room. It is central in the house with a view out front but french doors to the back so you can see all. In summer though, by the water. We have a lake a few doors down with a small dock. I love to sit here and knit and watch the wildlife!

Sharon Rose said...

Yum! My favorite place to knit is on my couch (it fits me and my short egs perfectly), with a movie on the TV, my husband next to me, and my Maine Coon cat squished between us, upside down, distracting me from the yarn with his super-fluffy belly.

Katie said...

Oh my that yarn is delicious! I love to knit at my desk listening to music where I can gaze out the window :)

susanmhj said...

My favorite place to knit is in "my" chair in the family room. It's sort of a mission/stickley style chair with an adjustable high back with cushions, and a footstool. I have my side table next to me with a lamp, phone, basket of knitting stuff, magazines and I can watch tv and knit away!

Naia said...

My favorite place to knit is Black Cat Books in Manitou Springs, unfortunately, I have moved away. I like to knit in public.

Barbara said...

That madelinetosh yarn is beautiful.

My favorite place to knit is my LYS n Saturdays. They have open studio all day every day - but Saturday's crowd is the rowdy bunch.

Miss Melissa Bee said...

The yarn this week is so beautiful. It reminds me of the sea.

My favorite place to knit is in my big brown chair with my feet up, listening to The Weepies or Eilen Jewel or someone else with a soothingly wonderful voice. I have a giant covered basket next to the chair to hold yarn. The chair is situated next to a big window and is drenched in sunlight for most of the day. It just might be my favorite spot in the whole world.

Happy Knitting!

CraftyLaDonna said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous color (green is my favorite)!

My favorite place to knit is a secluded place up in the mountains by a small babbling stream. My boyfriend and I take a picnic lunch and a couple of camping chairs. I can keep the yarn ball in the arm's cupholder to keep if from getting away. It's so peaceful and I can get so much done without distraction. So glad spring is here so I can go back there soon.

When I'm at home, though, it's knitting in my recliner next to a fire. Have one going as I write this.

Holly said...

Hmm. I've only been knitting for a few months, but so far, I think my favorite place to knit is at the pub! My local SnB holds its weekly meetings in an Irish pub so I get to knit while drinking Magners or black and tans. Yum!

Marilyn said...

Favorite place to knit is in my big red chair with a glass of wine at my side.

katerina said...

oooohh I'm a droooling over that yarn - so so so pretty!! And the model is pretty cute too! ;) you have such nice looking friends :)

My favorite place to knit is either 1.) with my friends down at the knit shop, or 2.) in bed, with all the pillows, listening to my podcasts all warm and cozy.. but like you, with a little one - it doesn't happen as often as I'd like!!

Pavlina said...

Very pretty yarn! My favorite place to knit is in front of the TV with a glass of wine and my fiancé at my side while we're watching a great movie. Hopefully my next project will be from some Tosh yarn!

staci said...

Oooh goodie! Another chance to try some Madeline Tosh yarn!!!

I love to knit anywhere and everywhere...but to narrow it down, hmmm. One of my favorite knitting places is in the corner of the couch with either a cup of hot tea or coffee while watching Midsomer Murders dvd's. Another one of my faves is at knit-nite with my good friends :)

Sarah said...

I found your blog through the Little Knits forum ;)
My favorite place to knit actually goes along with a season, Summer. I love knitting in the back yard in my lounge chair in the summer while the kids play in their pool. The sounds of laughter and "Mommy look at me" while enjoying my favorite past time can't be beat.

Heidi said...

please let me win. please let me win.
please let me win.
heidi

bigheidi on ravelry

Susie said...

My favorite place to knit is Madison Square Park especially on a lovely summer day.

syeda said...

Lovely yarn and i like to knit while watching tv, doesn't matter sitting or laying in my bed.
ravlry Id. syeda
My blog: www.syedaiffat.blogspot.com

Destiknit said...

Just gorgeous!

My FAVORITE place is more a set of favorite circumstances: in the living room, kids in bed, dh occupied in his office (because it seems he MUST talk to me when I am knitting), music, podcast or TV in background.

Passionate Design said...

My favorite place to knit is with friends. I'd rather be knitting with someone else than by myself at home. I especially love knitting at my friend Terri's house.

Elizabeth MacR said...

My favorite place to knit is in my family room, listening to knitting podcasts or watching TV.

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Tracey said...

I have never used Madelinetosh yarn either, looks beautiful! I am new to knitting and loving it! So far, my favorite place to knit is when I am stuck on long conference calls on my hands-free headset. If my hands are free, I should be knitting, right?

Sandy said...

I have been eying Madelinetosh for a while now - it looks amazing! What a fantastic color - the possibilities are endless. My favorite place to knit is on my back deck in my cozy lounge chair! Even though the bugs get a bit crazy - it is a great spot. I have to admit - I also like knitting almost anywhere that I have time to kill (my car, the dentist's office, line up at the store!)

BeccaH said...

Oh, that yarn! I think that was one I spied at a trip to WEBS and somehow managed to not buy! I regret that now.

One of my favorite places to knit is on a porch near the ocean. Plenty of natural light, a roof to cover you from sunburns, the breeze and the sound of ocean waves and something to look at. I wish I was on vacation and knitting right now!

Eliz said...

I, also, have never seen or used the Madelinetosh yarn, but would love to knit with it. The cedar color is beautiful.

My favorite place to knit is in my swivel rocking chair in front of a roaring fire in the glass-fronted woodstove. A nearby cup of tea, and life is perfect.

jlr said...

My favorite knitting spot is the sofa in my office/guest room, with a good audio book playing on my computer.

TurquoizBlue said...

My favorite color! I don't get to knit often but when I do it is in my room usually in bed. I have to be where it is quiet and I can concentrate.

Evelyn said...

That yarn is B-E-A-ootiful!! I love it!! I like to knit pretty much anywhere...One of my favorite places though is in my room while listening to jazz music! It's so soothing!!

Tanzi said...

My absolute favorite place to knit is somewhere outside. Unfortunately I do not live in a place where it's warm enough to do that all year long, so I'm really, really looking forward to spring finally arriving! Otherwise, my favorite place to knit is at a coffee shop, any coffee shop. I will knit at home, but only on the couch when watching TV. I can't knit in bed.

MEBacons said...

I've two favorite places to knit 1)'My' chair at Purl Diva (my LYS) and 2)My spot on the couch under some decent light with my feet up.

Lovely MadTosh Lace!

Daniela said...

I enjoy the most knitting at home on my big chair full of pillows and with my sweetheart next to me reading books about history of Russia... my perfect knitting evening!

Nicole said...

I love to knit at home in my big leather chair, but I also love to knit on Sunday afternoons at Chez Elle with my knitting group.

fuzzy-slipper said...

I like to knit at Starbucks, at 2 other local cafes, on my exerciser, or at the mall, but probably my favourite place is on my couch with my girls on either side of me getting help with math.

kristi said...

I have never seen Madelinetosh yarn in person before either! (Although my LYS is going to start stocking it soon.) My favorite place to knit is in a recliner chair, in front of the tv and the fireplace. The chair is ugly, but so comfy. When the leg part is extended, there is plenty of room for my kitty to snuggle with me(down by my calves) and not get in the way of needles or yarn.

mugginskate said...

I love to knit (and when I say knit, I mean crochet) in class and in chapel/church! I know! The audacity of me! But it helps me pay attention! :D

PurpleGoddess said...

This is LOVELY! My favorite place to knit is in my car with my hubby on a road trip....multi-tasking!

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness, that yarn is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen! The colors are just right up my alley!! My favorite place to knit is at home on the couch, with a funny sitcom on tv and my hubby and animals curled up next to us. That is my idea of heaven. (:

knitmit said...

oo I love turquoise...you should see my closet :) My favorite place to knit is on the couch in front of the tv. Not very exciting, but it's a lot better than doing nothing!
knitmit on rav

Casi said...

My favorite place to knit is in my recliner in front of my computer, with my iPod going in one ear and the other tuned for any troublemaking my kids (6 and 19 months) might get into.

Even if I don't win this giveaway, I might just have to buy a skein of it for myself. :)

nora-brown said...

I've only been knitting since fall, but I knit just about everywhere. My favorite place though is the left-hand side of the couch. I can see out the window and watch the world, see the tv if I choose to watch it and I have a perfect view of my Golden Retriever Samson laying just a few feet away from me in his spot on the other side of the couch. And of Delilah, my female Golden Retriever laying at my feet.

JP said...

Beautiful color, although I'm not sure what to do with it. I haven't worked with the Madtosh yarns, so a trip to the LYS might be in order. Just as soon as I work down the knitting back-log :S

Favorite place to knit is on the living room couch, the seat closest to the coffee table while watching sub-titled anime with hubby. I must admit both my speed reading and knitting by touch skills have increased as a result :D

Hannah said...

Like nearly everyone else, I've never used Madelinetosh either. That color is gorgeous -- looks like the Caribbean!

I can imagine plenty of ideal places to knit, but most of my actual knitting takes place after the kids are in bed and I'm tucked into the couch watching t.v. with my husband. Makes me feel a lot less guilty about zoning out if I'm working on something.

woolly1 said...

My favorite place to knit? Pretty much any place becomes my favorite, once I'm knitting there! I often knit at home in my bedroom with my knitting podcasts going. It's my retreat from a busy household with lots of loud people running around. With a cup of coffee or glass of wine, it's a nice way to relax at the end of the day.

Julie said...

My favorite place to knit is stretched out on the living room couch with the radio on, after my daughter's gone to bed. She's 14 months and obsessed with my yarn balls, so trying to knit earlier than bedtime isn't very productive...

JuliaA said...

my favorite place to knit is in bed with my cat laying at my feet. :)

gorgeous yarn--you find such great stuff for your giveaways!

Sharon said...

My favorite place to knit is in my knitting room - oops I mean my bedroom. I can hear what my girls are up to and enjoy some time for me.

purple said...

Never tried it - would love to.

I love to knit on the couch with music.

tom said...

My favorite place to knit is outdoors. But I'm still waiting for it to be nice enough this year.

Heather said...

Squee! Gorgeous yarn! I almost didn't even notice the model (almost). My favorite place to knit is in the papa san chair in my craft room, a room designed and built by my husband to fulfill my fibery dreams. If I win, I'll send pics of the room!

I'm currently knitting my Evenstar Mystery Shawl in there. :D

Janice said...

oh my--what gorgeous yarn!!!!! My favorite place to knit is my family room, curled up with a cat or two and a nice cup of tea..

EJ said...

I love knitting in the car - when I'm not driving, that is.

phoenixfire said...

I live in an old millhouse. When it was built in 1883, there was a small side porch facing the mill and river. When we renovated, we enclosed that porch. I have a shelf on the clapboard side of the wall containing my yarn and knitting books. I have a chaise lounge and a small table for my iPod dock and a cup of tea. My kids call it The Knitting Room, and it is without a doubt the BEST place to knit!

shlesss said...

I've never knit with Madelinetosh yarn . Its Georgous! My very faveroite place to knit is down by the lake listening to my Ipod

Carla said...

I have a comfy chair with good lighting and that's my favorite place to knit.

Jersey said...

I can knit anywhere - it is one of my greatest pleasures for more than 50 years. I've never tried Madelinetosh yarn so I hope, against all odds, that I get picked.

Knitschmidt said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! It wants to go with me to my favorite knitting place, which is...

The deck of the vacation rental in North Carolina that overlooks the little pond full of turtles and a bunch of frogs raising a ruckus and the ocean in the background. The other 51 weeks out of the year I settle for my cozy chair in my living room. ;)

Rachel O said...

Yikes the yarn is pretty!

We go to a lake-front place sometimes. It is so peaceful and beautiful and knitting just adds to it in any weather.

Elaine said...

I travel a lot for work and knitting on the plane or train saves my life!

Sylvia said...

I guess my favorite knitting place is on a bed watching a movie.

knitting fool said...

I'm another Madelinetosh virgin, but I'd sure love to try.

I hate riding in the car and doing nothing so that has got to be my favorite place to knit.

Sarah said...

I like to knit in my bedroom, at nite when the house is peaceful and I can actually count stitches correctly!

Melissa said...

Oh, I love this color! I've never used this yarn, but I've seen it around and hopes to purchase it one day.

To be honest my favorite place to knit is in the car while my husband drives. It's nice to chat about stuff and get work done. Since everywhere we go is nearly 3 hours away I get that time to knit. No grubby hands, no stopping to let the dogs out, no wondering where my project went when I got the door, just peaceful knitting till we arrive at our destination. The down side is we only leave home about once a month, which makes my other favorite spot my favorite chair when children are sleeping.

Kate said...

So gorgeous, would love a chance to knit with this yarn!

My favorite knitting spot is in my rocker/glider in my living room. I get to put my feet up and usually have a diet pepsi or glass of wine beside me, and children fast asleep in bed :)

Jessica said...

What a striking colorway! My favorite place to knit is in front of the tv or near the radio (currently listening to Wait, Wait, Don't tell me on NPR podcast). And I must have good lighting.

Erin said...

Beautiful color. My favorite place to knit is the left side of my boyfriend's couch. The cushions fit just right and there is enough back support that I can knit for a while without inducing a repetitive stress injury. There is also a lot of nice natural light.

MamaMay said...

ok, fav place to knit?

at stop lights or in the bathtub. It is the only 2 places I know the kids will not grab the yarn and make a tangled mess...

Olea said...

my favorite place to knit is in front of a good movie with my hubby by my side. It is the perfect combination of relaxing and creating for me!

J said...

anywhere outside, for sure!

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